Education Programs At The Appleton
Enjoy a wide choice of scheduled programs including films series, lectures and workshops. For a complete listing, visit this web site's Calendar of Events page or call the Appleton Museum at 352-291-4455. Plus, come and enjoy "Drawing in the Gallery" adult art sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday every month (free for members, included in admission for yet-to-be members).
Art 101 At The Appleton
Beginning this fall, the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will be offering hands on art experiences for adults who would like to have some elementary art instruction in a variety of media.
Art 101 will be a series of opportunities designed to nurture each participant’s creative side and provide a pleasant, successful experience. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Appleton’s ARTSpace, and will be led by local artists and educators. Students may sign up for an individual class at $30 for museum members, $35 for yet-to-be members, or save by choosing all four at $115 for members or $130 for yet-to-be members. Dates and subjects are as follows: Oct. 15 – Acrylic painting, Nov. 19 – Ceramic Tile Painting, Jan. 21 – Hand built pottery, and Feb. 18 – Printmaking. To sign up click here.
For more information, contact Mary Moore, museum educator at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Docent classes will run October 2 through November 13 and January 8 through March 12. Class is once a week on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. For information contact Mary Moore at 352-291-4455 x1613 or email@example.com.
The word docent is derived from the Latin word docere, meaning ‘to teach’. Docents lead groups of patrons on tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibits. You do not need an art background to be a docent. Class content consists of learning about the Appleton’s collection, relevant art history, and touring techniques and tips. Upon conclusion of training Docents attend monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. During the meeting tours are assigned, information is disseminated, and up-to-date education offerings are presented . A volunteer application is required to attend the classes.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN PROGRAMS
On the First Saturday of every month, children enjoy creative hands-on art programs with instruction from 1 to 3 p.m. Free for members and included in admission for yet-to-be members.
Scavenger Hunt at the Appleton Museum
Throughout the year, pick up a Scavenger Hunt kit at the reception desk and search through the galleries for answers to questions about the museum’s art collections. Bring your completed kit back to the reception desk and receive a prize! This program is open to all ages.
School Groups: Educational Tours
Educational tours of the Appleton Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibits are available for students and youth groups. Art activities are available as a portion of any group visit reserved 30 days in advance of tour date. Due to the popularity of our school tour art activity program, it is recommended that you have three possible dates in consideration when calling to book your reservation so we can accommodate your group. Special subject tours are also available upon request. Group tours can be scheduled by contacting Lara Sundberg in Visitors Services at 352-291-4455, ext. 1836, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Tour Art Activities:
- Mona Lisa will be the inspiration of a workshop in basic painting and color theory. (K-5)
- Art appreciation and printmaking art activity( K-12)
- Art Appreciation and drawing in the gallery (limit 15 students, grades 6-12)
- Art Cart: Interactive program on the art and culture of the Pre-Columbian region (grades 3-6)
- Art Cart: Interactive program on the art and culture of the Africa (grades 3-6)
Educational films on the visual arts are shown Sundays at 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Please call 352-291-4455 for more information on this week’s film.
How to make the most out of your museum visit for teachers, parents and home schoolers, Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12.