Homeschools (Ages 3-18)

Please note Homeschools SAMA tours take place Wednesday afternoons 1-3pm. We now offer two options for homeschools: Elements of Art at the Honolulu Museum and Field Journaling at Spalding House. Please click the REGISTER button below your selection to view available dates.

Elements of Art

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Days/Times: Wednesday 1-3pm
Group Size: 60 students maximum per tour
Fee: FREE

During this hands-on tour and art-making experience, students will explore the building blocks that artists use to communicate their ideas–the elements and principles of art. They will investigate how artists manipulate line, shape, color, and other elements and principles, to engage the viewer and to convey mood and meaning. The art-making experience will consist of various “studio stations” appropriate for a range of ages.

Field Journaling at Spalding House

Location: Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Days/Times: Wednesday 1-3pm
Group Size: 60 students maximum per tour
Fee: FREE

On this art-making tour, students will explore the flora and fauna of the Spalding House gardens, capturing their observations of this microcosm in their very own field journal. Through a variety of artistic media, and inquiry-based activities, students will learn to slow down, to notice, to connect with the natural world, and to utilize visual approaches to synthesizing new learning.

Borrow Art

Extend your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawai'i educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at dsueoka@honolulumuseum.org to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

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