Student Programs

The Amon Carter provides unique and educational museum experiences for Pre-K through twelfth-grade students. A team of professional Gallery Teachers facilitates tours and utilizes an inquiry-based approach to allow students to make personal and meaningful connections with the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. For more information about student programs, please call 817.989.5031 or email teaching@cartermuseum.org.

Friday, September 12, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Homeschool Workshop: No Place Like Home

(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? In a high-rise apartment? In the country? In a cave? Using artworks from the museum’s collection and exhibition No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection, students define what “home” means to them and how artists have explored this idea in their paintings and photographs. Gallery teachers facilitate guided looking, inquiry-based conversations about the works of art, and student-entered gallery activities. Students create their own colorful renderings of their homes 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 education@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 registration form.

Friday, October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Eager Readers Book Club: Now that's funny!

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 12 and up)

Humorous Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Mark Twain’s Humorous Stories and Sketches. These eight short stories are sure to keep Eager Readers reading and laughing as only Mark Twain can do! At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect characters and plotlines to artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own artworks to take home—and that’s no joke!

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. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@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 registration form.

Friday, October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club: River Adventures Await!

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain by William Anderson

Prior to their museum visit, students should read William Anderson’s River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain. This charming biography of the young Samuel Clemens and his river adventures will delight young readers. 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 exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own river-inspired artworks 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. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@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 registration form.

Friday, October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club: Who was Mark Twain?

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince

Ready Readers will become acquainted with one of America’s greatest storytellers by reading the fun and exciting illustrated biography Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince prior to their museum visit. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect the book’s main themes to artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own river-inspired artworks 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. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@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 registration form.