The North Country Homeschooling group seeks to provide homeschooling support and activities to those living in the Northern NY counties of Clinton, Essex, and Franklin. Activity information is available via email, blog, and Facebook. Homeschooling support is provided though Facebook and a variety of monthly support groups. The North Country Homeschooling Group is open to anyone who homeschools or who is thinking of homeschooling. There are no membership fees.
Our school programs workshops offer students K-12 exciting opportunities to explore our special exhibitions and engage in meaningful, hands-on, art-based activities. Workshops are designed to meet Common Core standards.
$5 per student and per parent/chaperone. Staff are admitted free. To register, please call Maggie Lisman, Academic Programs Coordinator at(802) 985-3346, x3395.
WHEN ARE WORKSHOPS OFFERED?| PCAE workshops are offered from November to April, in conjunction with the winter/early spring special exhibition schedule(see below).
HOW DO THEY WORK?| Two workshop sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays,9-11 a.m.and12-2 p.m.Explore the special exhibition with a knowledgeable Museum educator. Then, head to the classroom for artistic expression and creation during an exhibition-related, hands-on, art making experience. Join us for one session, or bring your students for the entire day. All workshops can be modified to meet the needs of your students’ grade level.
Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now Workshops offeredJanuary 7 - February 13, 2015.
DAZZLING DESIGNS| Explore this extraordinary installation of jewelry inspired by nature. Then, bring out your inner designer and create an original and uniquely you piece of jewelry to wear, or to share.Recommended for grades K-12.
Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972 - 1990 Workshops offeredMarch 4 - March 27, 2015.
LIFE IN COLOR: EXPLORING COLOR COMPOSITION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY| Photography, students will use concepts of color composition, to bring a black and white photograph to life in color using iPads provided by the Museum. Recommended for grades 5-12.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic Workshops offeredApril 3 - May 1, 2015.
HIDE AND SEEK| Seymour, a character created by Walter Wick was designed specifically for young children and appears in all of his publications. In Hide and Seek, students will explore Walter Wick's technique of using the same object in multiple works of art to create a series of collages with a hidden character. Recommended for grades K-4.
FAIRYTALES: ONCE UPON A TIME| Students will explore Walter Wick's search-and-find photograph techniques. Applying his concepts, students will create a model and then photograph their own single-picture narrative based on a classic fairytale. How many hidden objects can you add to your fairytale? Recommended for grades 5-8.
IMAGINATION INVENTION| Students will explore Walter Wick's "Levers, Ramps, and Pulleys", a gravity-powered machine with more than 85 moving parts. What can you create with a pile of toys on a table? Come and find out! Using a trial and error approach, students will work in groups to create their own simple machines.Recommended for grades 9-12.