Gallery and Studio Workshops
Combine learning activities in the galleries with a related studio experience in the museum's Education studios so that your students can bring the inspirations and insights gained from the museum's collections back to the studio for hands-on art making experience.
Begin with a 30-minute docent-led tour, then spend either 90-minutes or 2-hours in the museum studio being taught by a highly qualified museum artist/instructor.
Choose a subject and the medium, or let us help you design a workshop that supports your curriculum and your schedule.
Fees & Scheduling
- One 90 minute workshop, up to 12 students $170; 13-24 students $210.
- One 2 hour workshop, up to 12 students $200; 13-24 students $240.
- Additional materials fee per student for clay, fabric, acrylic paints, and photographic and mosaic materials. Please inquire while making workshop arrangements.
To schedule a workshop, please call 508.799.4406, x3130.
Four weeks advanced notice is required.
After touring the Egyptian Gallery, students can create their own personal cartouche using self-hardening clay. Tempera paints can be applied as a final step.
The shapes of Greek vases and their uses will be discussed in the gallery. Students will create their own hand-built vessels and paint them with tempera paint using either a black-on-red or red-on-black figure style. Depictions of mythological scenes can also be added to their artwork.
A multi-visit experience that introduces students to artistic visions of rocky and sandy coastlines, woodlands and mountains followed by two-and three-dimensional pictures of landforms Painting, papier mache and more!
Inspired by the mosaics in the Renaissance Court or images found in the Asian or Precolumbian galleries, students first sketch their own real or imagined animals. Working from their sketch, they then create three-dimensional animal forms in clay. Other materials can be used to portray the animal's characteristics or environment if time permits.
This workshop offers a variety of opportunities for students to express themselves through drawing, painting or collage. Landscapes, seascapes, portraits or interiors found in the galleries will serve as inspiration for the focus you select for your workshop.
Twentieth-century paintings and sculpture provide the focus for observations and discussions in the gallery concerning choices that artists make in their art. Students select and sketch elements of the art they view before creating a mixed-media collage in the studio.
After touring the Museum's collection of Roman mosaics, students create durable designs with colored tiles. Focusing on shapes and patterns in their own pieces, students also explore mosaics as vehicles for telling stories.