Homeschool Art Curriculum: Art Lessons in Galveston
Homeschooling parents understand that providing their students with a balanced education is an important goal. Planning a homeschool field trip is an excellent way to engage all homeschool students. With so many interactive activities here in Galveston, this is the perfect Texan destination for your adventure!
Where are the best art classes in Galveston?
Crafting your homeschool art curriculum in Galveston is easy, and the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is a fantastic place to help get it done. It holds a variety of classes and workshops for homeschool students in grades 3-8. One class designed for homeschoolers is the Art Club - Homeschool Edition. Here, the instructors give students the tools to advance their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more. Art instructors introduce novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world. Enrollment is ongoing and single class enrollment is available if you’re just passing through Galveston for a field trip or vacation.
Where can I bring my kids to meet their homeschool arts curriculum goals?
Clay Cup Studios
This kid-friendly interactive art studio offers plenty of opportunities to add some fun applications to art theory lessons. You can simply walk in to catch one of the day’s offerings, or you can plan ahead to attend one of the many workshops that feature painting, clay, cartooning, woodworking and more. Private parties and art camps are also available and can be booked online.
On the weekends, head over to the Galveston Island Historic District to take in rotating art exhibits throughout the year at the ArtWalk. This celebration of visual art is spread over eight Saturday evenings in various venues such as galleries, shops and coffee houses. ArtWalk is free, and it’s a great way to experience several different styles of art with an opportunity to speak with the artist.
Historic Downtown Galleries
To plan your own adventure, visit one of the many art galleries along the Historic Downtown Galveston streets. You’ll find a wide variety of exhibits, from large scale installations to sculptures, paintings, photography and even Texas History. A number of the galleries are free and open to the public as well, including the Galveston Arts Center and The Bryan Museum’s monthly Children’s Roundup program.
Artist Boat is a local non-profit organization on a mission to boost awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through science and the arts. This is a unique experience you can use to meet both your homeschool science and art curriculums! The program meets its objectives through several different types of programs, but these two are perfect for homeschoolers.
Open to ages 5-12, these themed camps integrate art and science to inspire kids to protect the Gulf coast. Each camper will create challenging art projects to show off all they learned at camp.
Eco-Art Workshops & Adventure Programs
Your homeschool students will walk, kayak or vessel through sections of Galveston Bay. They will participate in four to six hours of TEKS-aligned field lab learning and outdoor instruction. At the end of the workshops, each student creates his or her own watercolor art piece portraying a native animal from the Bay.
The Grand 1894 Opera House
The Grand 1894 Opera House is committed to educating kids in the arts. It hosts a series of performances called Serious Fun Children’s Series on weekdays during the school year. In addition to that, The Grand gives homeschool parents and teachers access to comprehensive study guides to incorporate into lesson plans. Parents can print and review these in preparation for every performance. The Grand's summer camps and festivals provide even more opportunities for parents to instill art appreciation while meeting their homeschool fine arts and art history goals.
Children who love the arts can take part in a weeklong residency program presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre and The Grand. They will participate in daily rehearsals and receive direction on acting, singing, technical theatre, theatre crafts and performance instruction from Missoula staff. The camp culminates with a final theatrical performance on stage at the historic theater!
The Grand Kids Festival
The Grand Kids Festival is a free annual event held in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District each April. Families can enjoy 40+ fun, hands-on activities for youngsters, plus inflatables, pony rides, food venders and more. For a little creative competition, kids in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to enter a banner contest. Winners receive printables of their design and their creations are featured at the Mardis Gras Childrens’ Parade.
Galveston Children’s Museum
Located on the ground floor of the historic Moody Mansion, the Galveston Children’s Museum is a fun place to immerse your younger homeschoolers in the arts. “The Stroke of Genius” exhibit allows kids to create their very own work of art with paint, clay, textiles and more. “Now Starring You” is another fun exhibit where your little ones can take the stage in a production of their own imagination! Plan homeschool art lessons before you visit and use the space and materials the Children’s Museum provides to carry them out.
Plan Your Visit to Galveston
With so many places in Galveston inspiring homeschool art lessons, it’s hard to pick just one. Plan a stay on the Island so you can give your homeschool students extensive lessons in the arts.
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