Homeschool Workshop: Art and Appetite

February 28, 2014

(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

Cookies, cheese, sandwiches, and soup…in an art museum? While students won’t be eating these delicious foods during this interactive workshop, they will look at and discuss ways that American artists have depicted food since the early-eighteenth century. Using artworks from the exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, students discover how and why artists included food in their artworks to celebrate and critique American society; express political, social, and cultural ideas; and investigate what it meant to be American. Gallery teachers facilitate guided-looking activities, inquiry-based conversations about the works of art, and student-centered gallery activities. Students create their own food-inspired artwork to take home.

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

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.

02/28/2014 10:00am 02/28/2014 12:00pm Homeschool Workshop: Art and Appetite Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public