Guided Workshops in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Winter/Early Spring Workshops in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Our school programs workshops offer students K-12 an exciting opportunity to explore our special exhibitions and engage in meaningful, hands-on, art-based activities. Workshops are designed to meet Common Core standards.

$5 per student and parent/chaperone. Staff are admitted free.

To register, please call Maggie Lisman, Academic Programs Coordinator at (802) 985 3346, x3395.

PCAE workshops are offered from November to April, in conjunction with the winter/early spring special exhibition schedule (see below)

Two workshop sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9–11 a.m. and 12–2 p.m. Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable Museum educator. Then, head to the classroom for artistic expression and creation during an exhibition-related, hands-on, art making experience. Join us for one session, or bring your students for the entire day. All workshops can be modified to meet the needs of your students’ grade level.


Natural Beauties: Jewelry From Art Nouveau to Now
Workshops offered January 7–February 13, 2015.

  • Dazzling Designs

Explore this extraordinary installation of jewelry inspired by nature. Then, bring out your inner designer and create an original and uniquely you piece of jewelry to wear, or to share.

Recommended for grades K–12

Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990
Workshops offered March 4– March 27, 2015

  • Life in Color: Exploring Color Composition through Photography

In Life in Color: Exploring Color Composition through Photography, students will use concepts of color composition, to bring a black and white photograph to life in color using iPads provided by the Shelburne Museum.

Recommended for grades 5–12

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic
Workshops offered April 3–May 1, 2015

  • Hide and Seek

Seymour, a character created by Walter Wick was designed specifically for young children and appears in all of his publications. In Hide and Seek, students will explore Walter Wick’s technique of using the same object in multiple works of art to create a series of collages with a hidden character.

Recommended for grades K–4

  • Fairytales: Once Upon a Time

In Fairytales: Once Upon a Time, students will explore Walter Wick’s search-and-find photograph techniques. Applying his concepts, students will create a model and then photograph their own single-picture narrative based on a classic fairytale. How many hidden objects can you add to your fairytale?

Recommended for grades 5–8

  • Imagination Invention

In Imagination Invention, students will explore Walter Wick’s “Levers, Ramps, and Pulleys”, a gravity-powered machine with more than 85 moving parts. What can you create with a pile of toys on a table? Come and find out! Using a trial and error approach, students will work in groups to create their own simple-machines.

Recommended for grades 9–12

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Shelburne Museum
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PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482