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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? Contact us at Education@MoPOP.org or 206-262-3239.

UPCOMING HOMESCHOOL DAYS

We are happy to unveil our 2018-2019 Homeschool Day series at MoPOP!  Updated class descriptions will be posted closer to each program, but all teachers and topics are confirmed!

We’re also happy to offer a new “season pass” discount for those who register for the full year of Homeschool Day programs.

As always, 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 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM. Registration fees include museum access on the day of the program.  Note that special exhibit access may require additional fees.


Single-Class Pricing

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


Season Pass Pricing

Season Pass pricing includes all Homeschool Day programs. Season Pass is no longer available since the first event has passed.

Students: $30 (a savings of $5)
Adult: $55 (a savings of $10)
Member Adult: $40 (a savings of $10)


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.

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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.

SOLD OUT


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 Hero exhibit (requires additional $4 fee, to be paid on the day of the program) and prepare for a super day!

SOLD OUT


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!

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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!

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May 16, 2019

TBD Visual Arts Workshop

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

We can't reveal our spring exhibit just yet, but you can look forward to a visual arts-focused workshop that investigates the use of archetypes in pop culture designs. We'll announce more details about this exhibit and our Homeschool Day program as soon as we can!

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Past Classes

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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