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Homeschool Days: 2024-2025

Artists in Focus

Join us for a monthly exploration of art and time from the 1600s through the 1800s! Students (ages 5-14) will closely study the lives of artists and the significant events influencing them and their choice of art medium. Each 75-minute lesson is interactive and includes a related art activity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to view the world through various artistic styles.

Parent attendance is optional. Review our FAQs, which cover arrival and even co-op questions.

Registration: will open August 2

Location: Mack Building (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

Fees per Lesson: Children–$9; adults–$3

Event fees are non-refundable. Adults may choose either to attend with their child(ren) or leave after student check-in for the 75-minute lesson.

 

Elementary School Lessons (K5-5th grade)

Thursday at 9:30AM and 2PM

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

Middle School Lessons (6th-8th grade)

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

 

Topics:

September 12-13

Rembrandt van Rijn, Master Etcher

October 3-4

Thomas Gainsborough, Prominent Draughtsman

November 7-8

Edgar Degas, Non-Traditional Sculptor

February 6-7

Claude Monet, Chief Impressionist

March 6-7

Berthe Morisot, Admired Artist

April 3-4

Vincent Van Gogh, Impasto Pioneer

Homeschool Days Activity Sheets: 2023-2024

Below are the Activity Sheets for M&G’s American Masters series for Homeschool Days 2023-2024 academic year.

 

September: Benjamin West: The Father of American Painting

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

October: Dave the Potter: Poetry in Clay

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

November: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Innovator of the Decorative Arts

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

February: Grandma Moses: America’s Folk Artist

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

March: Norman Rockwell: Illustrator of Small Town America

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

April: Georgia O’Keeffe: The Mother of American Modernism 

Click HERE to access the elementary pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf

 

Digital Homeschool Days

M&G Digital Homeschool Days: The Age of Antiquity

For Students ages 5-14

Join us for an exploration of ancient tombs, palaces, caves, and libraries in search of some of the secrets of the ancient world of art. Through engaging digital lessons and at-home art projects and activities, you’ll discover what contributions were made to art and culture by seven influential civilizations of the distant past.

Register HERE for the following digital lessons and resources:

  • Sumer: Ingenious Innovators (FREE Lesson & Resources to sample)
  • Assyria: The First Empire
  • Babylon: The Jewel of Mesopotamia
  • Egypt: From Tombs to Treasures
  • Hebrew: A Chosen People
  • Greece: Paving the Way for the World of Art
  • Rome: Expansion & Influence

Tours

Specialized Focus Tours (for adults)

Cultural Discovery Tours (for K-12 students)

The following tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more by reservation only according to scheduling availability. Tours are 45 minutes in length. Schedule at least two weeks in advance. Request tours HERE. 

Fees:

Students (K5-12): educational discounts are available

Adults (College age and above): $5 per person

Note: There is a non-refundable reservation fee to book your tour.

 

Luther’s Journey: Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (6th-12th grade)

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s internationally respected Old Master collection.  Tour the exhibit and take a closer look at the man, Martin Luther, by understanding more about his life’s circumstances in the 1500s—a plague circling Europe, the scarcity and inaccessibility of books, the normalcy of illiteracy, and the exacting authority of church and state. Luther’s life journey reminds us that ordinary people can be used by God to inspire extraordinary and enduring change.

 

Benjamin West: The Father of American Painting

War Memorial Chapel, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

From an aspiring artist in rural Pennsylvania plucking the hairs of his cat’s tail for a home-made paintbrush to working as History Painter to the King of England during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin West led a remarkable life of influence, and his paintings detail his story of amazing opportunities! Tour this monumental collection of paintings commissioned by King George III and discover their significance in history.

Request tour HERE or call for more information: (864) 770-1331

 

 

 

M&G at Upstate Renaissance Faire

M&G at the Upstate Renaissance Faire!

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024

Location: Greer City Park

Admission: FREE

On Saturday, September 7 from 10AM-5PM, M&G will participate in the 4th annual Upstate Renaissance Faire. Look for M&G’s tent to enjoy special activities for your family and to shop at our M&G Guild & Gift Shop! Learn more about the Faire schedule, location, and offerings here.

 

For Kids (pre-K to 12th grade): Exploring the Renaissance

Location: M&G’s tent near Greer City Hall

Curious kids will explore the Renaissance through art by embellishing a mask, becoming Leonardo da Vinci in crafting his parachute invention and mirror writing with a quill, or becoming a scribe by illuminating a manuscript or designing a coat of arms. Plus, take a photo at our selfie stations and more!

Admission: Free

 

 

Sumer: Ingenious Innovators

Take a journey to meet and understand the creative people of ancient Sumeria, including the city of Ur, which was once home to Abraham and Sarah as recorded in the Genesis account. We hope you enjoy sampling these M&G resources. If you’re interested in purchasing the additional 6 digital lessons in the series to use with your young students, visit here.

 

M&G Digital Homeschool Days Lessons include the following:

  • Parent-Teacher Guide
  • Lesson Video (length: 9-15 minutes)
  • Downloadable Activity Sheet (elementary and middle school) with art activities and resources to explore at home or in classroom. Lesson standards are included at the end.

 

Parent-Teacher Guide for Sumer: Ingenious Innovators

Lesson Video (12:44 minutes)

  • Downloadable Activity Sheet (elementary and middle school) with art activities and resources to explore at home

Activity Sheets

Click HERE to access the Elementary  pdf.  Click HERE to access the Middle School pdf.

Homeschool Days Digital Lesson: Vincent Van Gogh, Impasto Pioneer

We wanted you to be able to finish the academic year with the final lesson about Vincent Van Gogh in our Artists in Focus series!  Click on the video to begin.

Be sure to reference the Van Gogh Activity Sheets on our website here. 

Homeschool Days FAQs

Lessons are hosted on the campus of Bob Jones University in the former Mack Library, which is now called the Mack Building.

 

Like last year, M&G will combine both elementary and middle school lessons, but on the Friday sessions only each month! Your elementary and middle school child/ren will learn together during the lesson time, but will create age-appropriate art projects separately.

 

Please contact us in advance of registering. An M&G educator will listen to your child’s needs and determine how we can best serve your child with the teaching and projects. You can reach us at contact@museumandgallery.org or (864) 770-1331.

 

M&G does not serve any snacks during Homeschool Days. However, if your child has a food allergy, please let us know on the online registration form. And, we would encourage you to send a suitable snack with your child, if necessary.

 

Please plan to park in the Mack Building parking lot. M&G will have signage leading you to the Mack Building and reserved spaces in the lot. The parking spaces with cones are reserved for you. If needed, you can find printable campus directions here.

 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the lesson. There is no carline, so in your planning please allow a few minutes to park and walk your child/ren inside the facility for check-in.

 
 

There is no carline. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or assigned guardian at both check-in and at pick-up. This is for your child’s safety, and it will help the M&G staff members to verify the information and identity of each parent/guardian before releasing your child/ren at the end of the lesson.

 

Whether or not you attend with or bring your own student, each child must be accompanied by a parent or assigned guardian at check-in and at pick-up. This is for your child’s safety, and it will help the M&G staff members to verify the information and identity of each parent/guardian before releasing your child/ren at the end of the lesson.

 

M&G is only offering 5 monthly lesson times this academic year. We are not able to secure an exclusive session for your co-op group; however, you are welcome to encourage your co-op members to register individually to join any of the monthly session times.