Homeschool Art Program
October through May
First and Third Thursday of the month
11:00am - 12:30pm
Do you have a creative and curious homeschooler that is interested in art? The Frederic Remington Art Museum welcomes homeschoolers from ages 6-18 to participate in our yearlong fine art program created specifically for homeschooled students. From October through April, the Frederic Remington Art Museum offers twice monthly classes for homeschool families and groups. This program continues the ideas of self-exploration, self-motivation and experimenting that is at the core of the homeschooling philosophy. In this series of classes, local artist and educator Julie Pratt guides students through lessons that encourage team work, exploration, self-direction and creative thinking.
Throughout the year we explore the works of Frederic Remington while connecting him to places and time in history as well as other artists and cultures. Projects include foundational drawing skills, media exploration (paint, charcoal, pastel, ect.), clay, plaster casting, illustration and more! All levels of skill and experience welcome…all you need to bring is your curiosity and willingness to experiment!
Each class begins in the Museum galleries, where students engage with selected artworks to explore a given topic. The class then moves to the classroom of the Eva Caten Remington Education Center for a hands-on activity that builds upon the conversations in the galleries.
Students can expect to:
- develop their observation and critical thinking skills through discussions of works in the Museum’s galleries
- deepen their understanding of artistic techniques, tools, media and conventions
- consider the complex cultural and aesthetic contexts out of which artworks emerge
- encounter a range of approaches to the study of art and visual culture
- investigate ways in which art and images shape our experience of the world
- engage in conceptual, imaginative, creative play
This program is intended for children ages 6 and over. We emphasize collaboration among students of various ages, and learning through social interactions.
Classes are held on the first and third Thursday of each month, and are $5/student for each class session; class fee includes materials and Museum admission. Enrollment is limited to 12 students; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Julie for more information or to register.