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 .

2023 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 7, 10:30am-12pm
Sailor Valentines
After viewing sea-themed artwork and objects in the special exhibition Seeing Truth: Art, Science, Museums and Making Knowledge, students will use seashells and mixed media to construct their own undersea-fantasy valentine cards. 

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30am-12pm
Collage It: Dinosaurs
Students will step into the role of a paleontologist as they explore fossils in the special exhibition Seeing Truth: Art, Science, Museums and Making Knowledge and construct dinosaur collages.

Tuesday, April 4, 10:30am-12pm
Build-a-Bird: Paper Weaving
After drawing inspiration from birds and other creatures in the Celebrating Art by Women exhibition, students will try their hand at paper weaving to create their own avian artwork.

Tuesday, May 2, 10:30am-12pm
Pastel Landscapes
Students will explore landscape painting and photography in the Celebrating Art by Women exhibition and then use oil and chalk pastels to create their own work of art in the Museum’s sculpture garden.