Student Workshops, offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, are two-hour educational experiences exploring a special exhibition in-depth followed by a hands-on studio project.
Realms of Earth and Sky »
Featuring Indian miniature paintings spanning the 15th-19th centuries in the exhibition Realms of Earth and Sky and the Museum’s collection of Indian Art, this two-hour workshop studies portraits, stories of courtly love, epic battles, gods and men, literary text, and songs rendered in intricately painted details. In the studio, students will create their own lavishly illuminated manuscript painting. Reservations for Realms of Earth and Sky Student Workshops are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November 10, 2015 – February 10, 2016. Space is limited.
28 Chinese »
Explore the works of twenty-eight of China’s best-known contemporary artists including Ai Weiwei , Qiu Zhijie, Zhang Enli, and Zhang Huan. Lively tour conversations enable students to contemplate the artists’ responses to social issues such as rapid urbanization, population growth, consumerism, and cultural shifts. In the studio, students will experiment with new media and surprising materials geared towards their grade level. Reservations for 28 Chinese workshops are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from September 2 – December 16, 2015. Space is limited.
Asian Cultures »
Students travel East from India to China, and cross the sea to Japan in this Asian-themed workshop, seeing such cultural artifacts as a Tibetan sand mandala, a Japanese carriage (palanquin) and two reconstructed rooms from Imperial China. This workshop concludes with a related art project, and meets many Social Studies, Fine Art and Asian Linguistic and Cultural 3-12 TEKS.
Contemporary Expressions »
In this workshop students develop a broader understanding of various artistic expressions from the Contemporary period, including the language of art and the discovery of new materials used by artists. This art appreciation experience concludes with a hands-on art project. The workshop meets many Social Studies and Fine Art 3-12 TEKS.
Discovering Ancient Egypt »
Uncover the lifestyles and beliefs of Ancient Egypt while exploring the Museum’s collection of art and artifacts, including mummy cases, hieroglyphs, statues, and pottery—followed by a hands-on art project. The workshop meets many Social Studies and Fine Art K-12 TEKS and is ideal for all ages/grade levels.
Exploring Latin America: Past and Present »
This workshop follows a timeline of cultural and artistic changes as students discover the implications of Columbus’ 1492 voyage. Students will explore the Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Folk Art and Contemporary art galleries in our Latin American Wing and conclude the trip with a related art project. The workshop meets many Social Studies, Fine Art and Spanish Cultural and Linguistic 3-12 TEKS, and is ideal for World Studies, 4th- and 7th-grade Texas History and Spanish classes.
Historic America through Art »
Learn about the early formation of the United States of America through its paintings and sculptures. Historical discussions include British colonization, the founding of the country, westward expansion and lifestyles from the 17th through 19th centuries. This adventure concludes with a period-appropriate art project. The workshop meets many Social Studies and Fine Art K-12 TEKS and is ideal for 1st-, 5th-, 8th- and 11th-grade Social Studies curricula.
Influences of World Religions on Art »
Life in Ancient Greece and Rome »
Students will learn about daily life in ancient Greece and Rome by examining objects such as painted vases, marble statues, and mosaics, gaining insight into the social customs, mythological traditions, lifestyles, and artistic achievements of these civilizations. This workshop meets many Social Studies and Fine Art 3-12 TEKS, and is deal for many Social Studies and Literature curricula.