Homeschool Programs

The Museum’s homeschool programs, designed for aspiring artists ages 5-12, 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 .


2022 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). 

September 6, 10:30am-12pm

Fantastic Fabric Landscapes

After touring a new exhibit featuring work by women artists, students will create landscape paintings in the garden and learn how to incorporate fabric into their artwork.

October 4, 10:30am-12pm

Splatter Paint Pumpkins

After viewing examples of still life painting in the galleries, students will get messy as they design their own pumpkin still life picture, complete with splatter paint details.

November 1, 10:30am-12pm

Mythical Creature Collages

Students will explore a special exhibition, featuring science fiction pulps, and then try their hand at designing 3-D upcycled creature collages.

December 6, 10:30am-12pm

Winter Wonder Printed Cards

After a scavenger hunt through the galleries, students will experiment with two different printing methods to create winter or holiday-themed cards.