Artists at Home: School Outreach

Date & Time
Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location
Zoom
Event Type
Webcasts & Online
Cost

This program is free for participants.

About this Event
This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art.

Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. 

Program Goals
  • Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making
  • Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art
  • Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques
  • Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression

A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming months. The themes for each month are as follows:

  • January: Still Life with Charles Ethan Porter
  • February: Word Portraits with Wadsworth Jarrell
  • March: Printmaking with Elizabeth Catlett

We are only allowing one class to register per time slot. Please know that when you sign up for this program, you are making an appointment with an NMAAHC educator. Our team member will only be interacting with you and your class during your session. If you have questions, please email NMAAHCEducation@si.edu

To participate in this program, students must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker and camera) and a reliable internet connection.

Upcoming Events

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 12:00pm

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 2:00pm

Meditation Mondays

Monday, April 26, 2021 | 1:15pm