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ABOUT HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Our homeschool families love to learn at the museum! MoPOP offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits and content.

Each homeschool day features a different student-centered workshop led by a professional teaching artist, a guided gallery experience, and free time to explore our exciting and interactive exhibits. Your family will be encouraged to work together, ask questions, and engage with our museum’s content.


CONTACT US

Thanks for your interest in and support of MoPOP’s Homeschool Days program! We appreciate your active engagement in our classes, and we look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know!


Questions?
Education@MoPOP.org or 206-262-3239.

2019-2020 HOMESCHOOL DAYS

NEW! SEASON PASS DISCOUNT
Register for the full year of Homeschool Day programs.


Classes include two hours of instruction in the classroom and 30-60 minutes of guided exploration in a related exhibit. Classes are suitable for students age 6-14 and begin at 9:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.

Registration fees include museum access on the day of the program.
Note: Special exhibit access may require additional fees.


Single-Class Pricing

NOTE: The May 2020 program includes an additional $2 materials fee per person (Student: $9/Adult: $15/Member Adult: $12).

Student $7 each
Adults $13 each
Member Adults $10 each


Season Pass Pricing

Season Pass pricing includes ALL FIVE regular Homeschool Day programs. Special programs, such as the October workshops, may be added for an additional fee.

Students $32 (a savings of $5)
Adult $57 (a savings of $10)
Member Adult $42 (a savings of $10)


Upcoming Classes

OCTOBER 17, 2019

MORNING SESSION

From Halloween to Comic-Con: Costuming in Action

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm

AFTERNOON SESSION

Gore and Glitter: Stage Makeup Effects

Event time  1:00pm–4:00pm

SOLD OUT


NOVEMBER 15
NOVEMBER 22
DECEMBER 6

Write Out of This Comic World: Graphic Novels Workshop Series

Event time  10:00am–2:30pm
We'll take a 30-minute break for lunch.

Students: $21
Member Adult: $23
Adult: $25
Includes all three days.

Take a deep dive into the world of graphic novels, one-shot comics, and other longer-form comics projects in this special 3-week workshop series! Join professional comics artist Jen Vaughn for an in-depth exploration of penciling and character design, inking and background coloring demonstrations, lettering techniques, story structure, and more. Students will leave this workshop series armed with the tools they’ll need to create their own comic projects and ready to submit their creations to MoPOP’s new comics project track in our Write Out of This World youth sci-fi and fantasy contest!

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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Dragons on Spaceships: Creating Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm
Event time  12:30pm–3:30pm
Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Explore fantastical worlds, both scientific and magical, and learn the building blocks of science-fiction and fantasy stories!  Led by Seattle-based author and designer Rebecca Demarest, students will learn about world building, character creation, and plotting speculative fiction stories. Participants will leave with the beginnings of their own stories and the tools to write many more.

SOLD OUT

SEASON PASS SOLD OUT


JANUARY 16, 2020

Minecraft Engineering with LEGO Materials!

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm
Event time  12:30pm–3:30pm
Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building your favorite Minecraft objects, all with the guidance of an experienced instructor from Play-Well TEKnologies. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO® materials!

CLASS SOLD OUT

SEASON PASS SOLD OUT


MARCH 19, 2020

Act Natural!

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm
Event time  12:30pm–3:30pm
Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Students will learn how to use their bodies, voices, and listening ears to create characters and stories. More details coming soon!

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SEASON PASS SOLD OUT


MAY 21, 2020

Hands on Henna

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm
Event time  12:30pm–3:30pm
Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

SPECIAL PRICING
Students: $9
Member Adult: $12
Adult: $15

NOTE: Registration fees for this class include a $2 per person material fee. Each registered participant will be able to take their Henna cones home with them!

Learn all about henna body art, an ancient tradition of temporary tattooing used around the globe, with henna artist and art therapist Alyssa Griskiewicz of Ebb & Flow Creative. Explore her work @ebbandflowhenna on Facebook and Instagram!

Explore the history and traditions of henna and learn how to mix henna, how it works, henna safety, and application techniques and design. This hands-on learning opportunity includes professional instruction and workshop materials. A complete henna take-home kit may be purchased for those interested in continuing their henna journey.

Look for more information soon on our connected exhibit for this workshop, Body of Work: Tattoo Culture in the Pacific Northwest!

BUY SINGLE CLASS ▸

SEASON PASS SOLD OUT


Past Classes

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Music, Rhythm, and U(kulele)!

How do musicians and musical groups like Prince, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Jimi Hendrix create their unique sounds, and how can music help us express ourselves? Join local professional musicians Ashley Horn and Elizabeth Gue for a hands-on exploration of rhythm, music, and movement using ukuleles and the Dalcroze method. You'll explore interactive games that engage your body and develop your musical ear, investigate how musicians use chords to create unique sounds, and learn and play common chord progressions on the ukulele. By the end of the class, you'll know how to recognize chords in songs and be ready to show off your ukulele skills in a group performance!

Suitable for all levels of musical experience; Ashley and Liz will scale lessons to accommodate your experience! Participants may bring their own ukuleles or borrow from MoPOP for the day.


May 16, 2019

Heroic Headdresses

Event time  9:30AM–12:30PM
Event time  12:30PM–3:30PM
Event time  1:30PM–4:30PM

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Express your inner king, queen, hero, or warrior and design a wearable piece that celebrates your identity! Join Candace Cantaloupe from the Seattle Fashion Academy to explore the visual language of clothing and how fashion designers are inspired by archetypes in their designs. Examine historic and modern examples, visit MoPOP’s A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes exhibit for inspiration, and learn construction techniques to create a headdress that celebrates you! Note that program fees for this program include access to MoPOP’s regular galleries as well as the special exhibit.


March 21, 2019

Foley: The Art of Sound Design

Event time  9:30AM–12:30PM
Event time  12:30PM–3:30PM
Event time  1:30PM–4:30PM

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Meet the amazing sound effects team of Impossible Acoustic! You’ll learn some industry secrets from professional Foley artists and try your hand at creating your own sound effects!


January 17, 2019

DIY Space Photos

Event time  9:30AM–12:30PM
Event time  12:30PM–3:30PM
Event time  1:30PM–4:30PM

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Explore the galaxy as a cosmic “photographer”! Using nothing but flatbed scanners and kitchen spices, award-winning photographer Navid Baraty will help you create your own out-of-this-world space art inspired by the Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction!


NOVEMBER 15, 2018

3-D Comic Design

Event time  9:30AM–12:30PM
Event time  12:30PM–3:30PM
Event time  1:30PM–4:30PM

Students: $7
Member Adult: $10
Adult: $13

Join local comic artist Jen Vaughn to explore the world of comic books! Jen will share her experiences as a professional comic artist and introduce you to some of the basics of comic art. You’ll apply engineering principles to design clothing for a 3-D paper version of your character and create tri-fold backgrounds for your story. Gather inspiration from MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit (requires additional $4 fee, to be paid on the day of the program) and prepare for a super day!


OCTOBER 18, 2018

AFTERNOON SESSION

Gore and Glitter: Stage Makeup Effects

Event time  1:00PM–4:00PM

Students: $10
Member Adult: $13
Adult: $15

Does your zombie look not quite dead enough? Do you need help making your fairy princess sparkle? Complete your costume with a perfect makeup look! Stage makeup experts Amber Wolf and Kim Dorman will help you craft your bloody bites and fairy glitter! Bring your ideas, costumes, and any other inspirations you might have for your look, and we’ll help you bring it to life with inspiration from MoPOP’s galleries.


OCTOBER 18, 2018

MORNING SESSION

From Halloween to Comic-Con: Costuming in Action

Event time  9:30AM–12:30PM

Students: $10
Member Adult: $13
Adult: $15

Are you ready to take your comic-con, Halloween, or everyday cosplay costume to the next level? Are you having trouble with your design and need help bringing it to life? Join artist Faith Hagenhofer for a special costuming workshop. Your costume has to come on and off and stand up to hours of fun! We’ll teach you techniques from simple attachment and connection methods to sewing and gluing skills. Bring your ideas or in-progress projects, investigate museum galleries for inspiration, and work together to advance your costuming skills.


SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Scratch and Make: Game and Controller Design in Action!

Join educator and coding expert Melissa Wrenchey for an exploration of programming and controller design!  Students will learn to code their own projects using Scratch (a free programming platform developed by the MIT Media Lab) and then use Makey Makey to design an original controller for their project.  We’ll take these tools one step further by using Scratch’s new 3.0 Beta version (available for free at https://beta.scratch.mit.edu/) which includes enhanced programming capabilities and can also operate on tablets and other devices.

We encourage all participants to explore the resources below ahead of the workshop on the 20th


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