Homeschool Programs

Collage featuring an elephant on bright blue paper surrounded by art supplies

The Museum’s homeschool programs, designed for aspiring artists ages 6-12, are the perfect opportunity to view special exhibitions, try new art techniques, and explore creative writing activities. To register for a program please contact Mollie Sixsmith, Curator of Education, at 860-486-1711 or  via email .

2024 Schedule

  • Each 90-minute program includes a guided tour with a Museum Educator and a hands-on art or writing project.
  • All programs feature hands-on learning and student-centered discussion to encourage meaningful conversations about art and promote critical thinking, visual literacy, and communication skills.
  • These are designed to be drop-off style programs, but families are welcome to self-guide the galleries, explore the campus, or read in the lobby while the program is in session.
  • Advanced registration is required, and pricing is $10 per student (for each program). 

Tuesday, February 6, 10:30am-12pm
Valentine Treasure Box
After a scavenger hunt in the Celebrating Art By Women exhibition, students will use acrylic paint and mixed media to create an art-inspired treasure box filled with miniature valentines.  

Tuesday, March 5, 10:30am-12pm
3D Forest Construction
Students will explore the new Seeing Climate Change? exhibition and use recycled materials to construct their own miniature 3D forest, complete with woodland creatures. 

Tuesday, April 2, 10:30am-12pm
Undersea Fantasy Watercolors
Students will practice critical looking and sketching in the Seeing Climate Change? exhibition and use pastels and watercolors to create undersea-themed paintings. 

Tuesday, May 7, 10:30am-12pm (SOLD OUT)
Insect Sculptures
After exploring works of art—large and small—in the museum's outdoor sculpture garden, students will use a variety of materials to build their own insect-inspired sculptures.