Gallery Workshops

Our gallery workshops offer edifying ways to spend part of your school day. Workshops are designed to meet Common Core educational standards and offer students in grades K-12 an exciting opportunity to explore and get inspired by our collections and special exhibitions. Each workshop includes thoughtful discussion and meaningful, hands-on, art-based activities. We welcome public and private school groups as well as homeschooling families and communities. Email mtrow@shelburnemuseum.org to register or with questions.

How does it work?

Two workshop sessions are offered on select days (see Fall & Winter workshop descriptions below for days), 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. Explore the special exhibition with an engaging Museum educator. Then, head to the classroom for artistic expression and creation during an exhibition-related, hands-on, art making experience. All workshops can be modified to meet the needs of your students’ grade level.

Cancellation Policy
In the event that you need to cancel a registration, requests must be submitted one week before your scheduled program for no charge. Cancellation requests made less than one week before your scheduled program will be charged a $50 fee. If the program is cancelled due to inclement weather, the participating school will not be charged and we will reschedule for a later date.

Gallery Workshops 2018-2019

November 12 – January 25, 2019

Mapping My Community

In this three-hour workshop, students will explore the temporary exhibition Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont to find inspiration to create individual works of art that will come together to form a classroom community map.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday – Friday, November 12 – December 21, 2018
and
Wednesday – Friday, January 1 – March 3, 2019
Grades K – 5 and Grades 6 – 12

  • Students will explore historical maps, overlay their city, and create their own map in the style of the Birdseye views.
  • Incorporating 1, 2 point perspective for Grades 6 – 12
  • Tracing with carbon paper for Grades K – 5, watercolor and permanent marker
  • Conversation of place and what community means to each student
  • Connecting current homes to the communities of the past

February – March

The Art of Engineering: Benches

Johnny Swing
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday – Friday
Grades K – 5

Structural engineering and art: Students will explore the exhibit taking inspiration from Johnny Swing’s unconventional benches. Following the exhibit students will be challenge to create their own bench strong enough to hold a figurine.

The Art of Engineering: Lighting

Johnny Swing
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday – Friday
Grades 6 – 12

Futuristic lighting with basic circuits: In this three-hour workshop students will learn how to wire a basic lighting circuit and create their own futuristic pendant light inspired by Johnny Swing.

Fees

2018–2019 Special exhibition workshops are $7.50 per student and chaperone. All school staff or one parent per homeschool family are free. To register please email Mollie Trow, Education associate, at mtrow@shelburnemuseum.org or call 802.985.3346 x 3392.