Sunday, January 1, 2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art ~ Museum Classes for Homeschoolers!


$8 per class - museum members

$10 per class - non members

Chaparones fees:

$4 per class members

$5 per class non members

$1 off each class when signing up for 4 or more classes.

* advance registration required

This program consists of 2 hour classes held monthly on every first Wednesday from October to June. The theme of each class changes from month to month. Participants are divided into small groups by age, and each group works with the same Museum Educator throughout the year. Each class takes place in the Museum’s permanent galleries, and is designed to be an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and games. Preschool age group class will have a book read to them the galleries, look at original works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. The Preschool classes are from 10 am-11:45 am.
Janette Wheeler at 215 684 7582


January’s First Wednesday Classes for Homeschoolers includes different offerings for the different grade level classes as follows:

Discoveries through the Museum.
Book: Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young
This class will include a Museum tour and an art project.

Grade K-2
How artists observe the people, places, and animals of the world.
The class will examine portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings.

Grade 3-6
Themes in American Art, with connections to changes in American Society over the last two centuries.

Grade 7-12
How artists have interpreted the ideas and the mythology of the classical world.