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 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 2019-2020


November 4,2019 through January 10,2020

A Duck’s Life

In A Ducks’s Life, students will explore decoys from our permanent collection and use print materials and iPads provided by the Shelburne Museum to research a bird, create a habitat diorama; and write a short narrative to highlight the key components of their research.

Recommended for grades 3-8

The Art of a Decoy

In The Art of a Decoy, students will use iPads and print materials to research the history and construction of duck decoys. Students will have an opportunity to explore decoys from our permanent collection and create their own decoy and write a short narrative.

Recommended for grades K-12

Sections of the workshop are modified for K-2 and 9-12



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 Davis, Family and Academic Programs Coordinator, at or call 802.985.3346 x 3392.