Calendar: Student Programs

March 6, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Homeschool Workshop

Riddle Me This!

(Recommended for students ages 5–18)

Do your homeschool students like games, puzzles, and riddles? Then this is the workshop for them! During this interactive experience, students play gallery games, decipher collection-based puzzles, and solve artful riddles. Gallery teachers facilitate guided looking, inquiry-based conversations about featured works of art, and student-centered gallery activities. Students create their own playful 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.

April 10, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Paul Fleischman’s The Matchbox Diary. Students will love reading about how a young girl learned of her great-grandfather’s life from the objects he collected. “Pick whatever you like most. Then I’ll tell you its story.” 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 collect museum treasures to keep in their own cigar boxes, just like great-grandfather’s.

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 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 10, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Elise Broach’s Masterpiece. Ready Readers will delight in this fast-paced mystery about stolen art, forgery, and friendship. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect the book’s main themes to artworks from the museum’s collection. Students have multiple opportunities to sketch from and write about original works of art.

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 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 10, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Eager Readers Book Club

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Laura Marx Fitzgerald’s Under the Egg. If your Eager Readers like art history and mysteries, then this is the book for them! At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect characters and plot lines to artworks from the museum’s collection. Students seek clues throughout the galleries and participate in a scientific experiment to solve a museum mystery.

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 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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