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Calendar: Student Programs

March 11, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Homeschool Workshop

(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

Introducing Thomas Hart Benton!

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood opens at the Amon Carter on February 6. This is the first major exhibition in more than twenty-five years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975). During this interactive workshop, students get to know this important artist by looking at and discussing his artworks in a variety of mediums, discover Benton’s Hollywood connections using the in-gallery movie theater and film clips, and create a museum-related diorama that they get to take home. Gallery teachers facilitate guided looking, inquiry-based conversations about featured works of art, and other student-centered gallery activities.
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. The program fee is $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.

April 8, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

Silent Movie by Avi

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Avi’s Silent Movie. Students will love looking at the intricate black-and-white illustrations and reading about how a hard-working immigrant family found success in early-twentieth century America. 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 conclude the Little Readers Book Club by making their own zoetrope that they get 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.

April 8, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

Max in Hollywood, Baby by Maira Kalman

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Maira Kalman’s Max in Hollywood, Baby. Ready Readers will love getting to know all of the zany characters and finding the hidden surprises in the illustrations of this wacky story told from a dog’s point of view. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect the book’s main themes to artworks from the museum’s collection. Students conclude the Ready Readers Book Club by making their own zoetrope that they get 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](mailto: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.

April 8, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Eager Readers Book Club

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 12 and up)

Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen by Paul Clee

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Paul Clee’s Before Hollywood: From Shadow Play to the Silver Screen. This fascinating book uses anecdotes, newspaper reports, detailed descriptions and diagrams, and excerpts from the notes of early inventors to provide an in-depth history about how photographs, special effects, and animation—all components of today’s movies—came to be. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect characters and plot lines to artworks from the museum’s collection. Students conclude the Eager Readers Book Club by making their own zoetrope that they get 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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