High School Programs

High School Programs at the National Gallery of Art activate students’ curiosity, creativity, and intellect. Grounded in a contextual understanding of art history, these programs prioritize depth over breadth, investigating original works of art through the lens of a single specific question or theme. Specially trained museum educators lead students in close looking, group discussion, and reflective writing over the course of these visits. Programs may also include studio art making and visual journaling.

High School Seminar 2.0

This 10-session program introduces upper-level high school art students to the study of art history, art-making techniques, and museum careers.

High School Studio Workshops

These two-part workshops include an in-depth examination and discussion of works of art in the galleries followed by a related one-hour studio activity.

Advanced Thematic Workshop

Working in the galleries with specially trained museum educators, students will hone their skills in careful observation, interpretation, and essay writing through a variety of guided activities.

Teen Program

Check out other programs designed by the Gallery for teens outside of school. Learn more.