Homeschool at the DMA

 We are so excited for our fall homeschool classes to resume! We had a busy schedule of summer classes, but look forward to having all of the wonderful homeschool families back in the Museum to participate in our classes. 

Families learn and talk about works of art in the galleries.

The class takes place on the fourth Thursday of the month, with an exception for November and December. Families will enjoy an interactive Museum experience for families with children ages 6–12.

Families work together to complete a gallery activity.

Parents and children learn about works of art together in the galleries, participate in hands-on activities as a family, and create a work of art together in the studio.

Families create art in the studio during our homeschool class.

We are especially lucky this fall to have two different visiting artists scheduled to participate in the program. On September 23, we will have Jill Foley, the artist who created the Living Room installation, talking with us about how she constructed the space entirely out of cardboard. Jill’s installation is filled with unique puppet characters that we will learn about and then Jill will show us how to create puppets in the Studio.

The Living Room

In October, we will celebrate Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, and will have artist John Bramblitt with us for the class on October 28. Participants will have the chance to meet John and learn about his process as a painter. Art was always a major part of John’s life, but it was not until he lost his sight in 2001 that he began to paint. John uses specific techniques to create art and we will get to use some of his methods. In the galleries, we will talk about works of art with John, participate in blindfolded activities as a family, and then create a sensory work of art in the studio. For more information about John, please visit his website:

John Bramblitt talking with a family in the studio.

 This fall, our homeschool class will also focus on the new installation Encoutering Space in the newly renovated Center for Creative Connections and on the African Masks: The Art of Disguise exhibition. Each class lasts from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and all supplies are provided.

For class dates, registration information, and dates, please click here.

Posted by: Amanda


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