Workshop Options for Grades K-12

Instructors include artists-in-residence & professional artist educators, retired educators, and experts in the fields of science & history.

Your day includes:
* 60-minute guided tour of museum exhibits
*30-minute workshop
* gift shop option (additional 30 minutes added)
* lunch in pavilion at Nay Aug Park

COST PER STUDENT:
Weekday rate:
$7.00
Weekend rate:
$9.00

To add an additional workshop a fee of $2 will be applied per person.

(There is a minimum of 20 person(s) for group tours & workshops.  One chaperon will receive free admission for every 10 students and the tour rates above apply to all additional adults).

FINE ART GALLERY AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-12
Discovering Your Point of View: Classical Still Life Study for Kids
Students will examine shapes, perspective, color and depth through mundane objects to create classical works of art.

Grades K-12
Collage Portraits
Students will study color, line and the proportions of facial anatomy to create one-of-a-kind portraits from cut magazines, yarn and decorative papers.

Grades K-12
Mountains, Hills & Valleys: NEPA Landscape Paintings
Students will choose representational elements of our local landscape to re-interpret a scene.   Each student will create a miniature landscape of their own using a wax-resist painting technique.

Grades 3-12
What Happens Next? Creating an Imagined Story From a Famous Work of Art
Students will use graphic organizers to interpret the story behind famous artworks.  They will create a visual narrative to describe a scene from their imagined story.

Grades 7-12
How Pennsylvania Industry Affects the Local Landscape
Students will use color & collage to re-imagine a local scene affected by past, present or the future of PA Industry.

AFRICA & PAPUA NEW GUINEA AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-12
Musical Instruments from Found Objects
Students will study and create musical instruments from what they can find around them.  They will learn basic elements of music in this sculptural workshop inspired by the museums African Collection.

Grades 3-12
Masks Around the World
Students will study masks from the museum’s Ancient Worlds and African collections to understand the meaning of why masks are worn or used in different cultures around the world.  Students will create replications of masks commonly used by the Bobo tribe in Burkina Faso.

ANCIENT WORLDS AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-12
Decorative Elements of Functional Artworks
Students will study shape, repetition and registration of functional objects from the Ancient Worlds and American Folk Art collections of the museum.  Students will create their own patterns to paint functional objects of their own.

Grades 3-6
Beauty as Power: Embossed Jewelry
Students will examine hand-made jewelry from Ancient Egypt and Africa.  Students will create their own one3-dimensional charms from aluminum foil, foam and markers.

Grades 3-6
Deciphering the Code: Ancient Egyptian Cartouche
Students will explore ancient Egyptian ruins and the ancient hieroglyphic script.  Students will create printed symbols using common printmaking techniques.

ROCKS AND MINERALS AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-2
Layers of the Earth
Students will create a 3-dimensional relief representing layers of Earth discovered on the museum rocks and minerals tour.

Grades 3-6
Junior Prospector: Geology Basics
Students will study basic geological vocabulary and examining specific types of commonly found rocks and minerals.

Grades 7-12
Senior Prospector: Chemical Composition of the Earth
Students will examine specific types of commonly found rocks and minerals and complete several tests to determine clarity, hardness, streak and color.

FOLK ART AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-6
Mysteries in Paintings: Looking at Symbolism in American Folk Art Portraits
Students will discuss symbolism and how it is used to portray stories in American Folk Art.  Students will create a self-portrait with one mystery symbol that represents who they are.

Grades 3-12
Exploring Ethnic Traditions through the Art of Cut Paper
Students will study the art of cut paper from a variety of different cultures.  Students will create their own silhouette landscape reminiscent of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cut paper.

Grades 7-12
Decorative Elements of Functional Artworks
Students will study shape, repetition and registration of functional objects from the Ancient Worlds and American Folk Art collections of the museum.  Students will create their own patterns to paint functional objects of their own.

FOSSIL GALLERY AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-6
Recording History in a Work of Art (two options)
Students will create works of art using one of two printmaking techniques.
Technique 1: Fossil Rubbing
Technique 2: Collagraph Prints

Grades 3-12
Pre-historic Illustrations: Creative Creatures inspired by Charles Knight
Students will select physical characteristics of pre-historic animals from a list provided.  Students will study “Exquisite Corpse,” an illustrative game played by surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, to create a unique creature with two of their peers using the chosen traits.

BIRD GALLERY AS A SUGGESTED TOUR

Grades K-6
What do Birds Eat?
Students will create functional bird feeders for Pennsylvania backyard birds.