Calendar: Student Programs

August 21, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Homeschool Workshop

(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

Community and Me
What or who makes up a community? From baskets, pottery, and sculpture in the exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection to budding artists gathered in the Gallery of the Louvre, students look at and discuss a wide variety of artworks to answer this question. Gallery teachers facilitate guided looking, inquiry-based conversations about featured works of art, and student-centered gallery activities. Students create their own art to take with them.

We encourage homeschool educators to register for the parent portion of the workshop, which takes place at the museum while students participate in their program. During the parent session, participants work with Amon Carter educators to discover innovative ways to incorporate artwork into their home curriculum.

Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration: $7 for children of members, $10 for children of nonmembers, and free for parents. Instructional materials related to the workshop, including digital images, are free for those who attend the parent session. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Students must be five years old or older to attend the program; they will be divided into groups by age. Adults will be separated from children but are welcome to bring infants or toddlers with them to the parent training.

Download the registration form.

September 18, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Jacqueline Kelly’s The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. After learning about Callie Vee’s excellent adventures in the wilds of Texas, homeschool students can explore the wilds of the Amon Carter’s galleries! Gallery teachers navigate students through conversations about botanically inspired artworks, and students artistically document their observations about the museum visit in their very own red journals, just like Calpurnia!

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download the registration form.

September 18, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Eager Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 12 and up)

A Texas Sampler: Historical Recollections by Lisa Waller Rogers

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Lisa Waller Rogers’s A Texas Sampler: Historical Recollections. Texas history comes alive for your Eager Readers as they discover excerpts from diaries, memoirs, and letters that recount many a Texas tale. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect these primary resources with artworks from the museum’s collection. Students create their own Texas-inspired art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download the registration form.

September 18, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

Calico the Wonder Horse by Virginia Lee Burton

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Virginia Lee Burton’s Calico the Wonder Horse. Students will love reading this action-packed western drama! At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students connect the book’s major themes to museum-related concepts by looking at and discussing carefully chosen artworks from the museum’s collection. Students create their own comic book-inspired art project to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. The program fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers (books are not included). For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download the registration form.

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