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.

Spring 2018

In the Shadows

February 19-April 20, 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9–11 a.m. / 12–2 p.m.

Students will explore the concepts of light projection as they create their very own shadow puppet inspired by works they see in the special exhibition Puppets: World on a String. Once students create their puppets they will work together to develop a beginning to end puppet show. The workshop will culminate in a student develop shadow puppet show in our puppet theater.

Grades K-3

You talking to me?!

February 19-April 20, 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9–11 a.m. / 12–2 p.m.

Ever wanted to create your very own talking head? In this workshop, students will explore the special exhibition and create a talking head puppet using a variety of materials. Students will then develop a play and present in our one of a kind puppet theatre.

Grades 4-8

Entomology Experts!

March 26- April 20, 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9–11 a.m. / 12–2 p.m.

Students will learn about invasive bug species in Vermont and explore In the garden. Once viewing the special exhibition, students will use preserved bugs to create their own Bug Mandala. This fleeting artistic pattern will be preserved using photography.

Grades 1–12

Flora and Fauna

March 26- April 20, 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9–11 a.m. / 12–2 p.m.

Flowers and insects collide in this art based workshop that uses collage to explore the form and shape of insects. Students will participate in gallery exploration, learn about the structures of a flower, and how symbiosis is crucial to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Students will create beautiful artworks inspired by In the Garden.

Grades k-8

Fees

2017–2018 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.