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. Workshops are taught by specially-trained museum educators who will encourage students to look carefully at the art and share their responses, to formulate theories based on observations, and to make connections between artmaking processes and works of art. Students should come to the workshop prepared to participate in group discussion.

Following the gallery discussion, students will create a work of art inspired by the subject matter and techniques represented in the art encountered on the tour. The studio project will reinforce students’ discoveries about art from the creator’s point of view.

Each student will receive two printing tools to take home: a printing plate, on which the artist creates an image, and a brayer, used to roll ink onto the plate. Participants are encouraged to use these tools to continue their exploration of printing techniques at home or at school.

A minimum of 20 participants is required to reserve a date; up to 25 students may participate in a single workshop. A single school may request no more than two workshop dates.

Contact Us

Please address questions to HSStudioWorkshops@nga.gov.

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