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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!

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

MoPOP EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP

• Free general admission
• Discounts in the gift shop & Culture Kitchen restaurant
• Invites to exclusive exhibit previews & member only events
• Discounted fees for in-museum programs
• Free access to Professional Development workshops

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2021-2022 HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Season Pass

Season Passes include all five regular Homeschool Day programs.  Special programs may be added for an additional fee.

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

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Single Classes

Student: $7
Adult: $13
Member Adult: $10

 

Visit our Educator Membership page for more information on special discounts for educators!


If your preferred program is sold out, please email us at education@mopop.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Visit our Student Clubs page for more information on our new virtual student programs!

Upcoming Classes

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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

We know all about the hero’s journey…but what about the villain? A great villain is just as critical to successful stories as a great hero, but what does their journey look like? Join Seattle author Rebecca Demarest for an exploration into heroic stories…from the villain’s perspective! We’ll investigate the villain’s story cycle and think about how to tell heroic stories from a different point of view.

Note that this program will include access to the Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume special exhibit!

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OCTOBER 21, 2021

Designing Characters from Page to Screen: Costuming in Action

Event time  9:00am–12:00pm

Students: $12
Adult: $17
Member Adult: $15

Where do costume ideas come from, and how to designers transform story descriptions into exciting garments? Join returning teaching artist Faith Hagenhofer for a special costuming workshop. We’ll explore the hidden history behind classic Disney stories, investigate costuming traditions, share our own design inspirations, and learn basic sewing techniques as we create own costumes. Students will learn basic costume construction techniques and tools including when to glue, when to sew, and when to tie things together. Bring your ideas or in-progress projects, investigate museum galleries for inspiration, and work together to advance your costuming skills.

Note that this program will include access to the Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume special exhibit!

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OCTOBER 21, 2021

Royals, Pirates, and Witches: Makeup Effects for Every Look

Event time  1:00pm–4:00pm

Students: $12
Adult: $17
Member Adult: $15

Does your Maleficent need to look more maleficent? Is your Cinderella more cinder than princess? Complete your costume with a perfect makeup look! Stage makeup experts Kim Dorman and Joshua Hancock 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 Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibit. Note that this program will include access to the Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume special exhibit!

Note that this program will include access to the Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume special exhibit!

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FALL SPECIAL SIX-WEEK SERIES:
Fridays, October 15-November 19

Back to the Future! Exploring the Art and Science of Time Travel

Event time  10:00am–2:00pm

We'll take a 30-minute break for lunch

Students: $40
Adult: $50
Member Adult: $45

Note: Adult attendance is not required for this workshop series, but we welcome any interested parents or guardians to join us!

What makes the idea of time travel so powerful, and what lengths will we go to in order to make it a reality? In this six-week series, we’ll explore time travel from a variety of perspectives: science, history, literature, games, movies, and television. We’ll investigate the science behind the media as we ask, “Is it possible? What are the facts and what is fiction?” From exploring the science behind Captain America to designing games and creating their own time travel machines, students will hone their writing, visual arts, and communication skills as they learn from local experts. 

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NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Off with Their Head(dresses)!

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

Express your inner hero or villain and design a wearable piece that celebrates (and shows off) your identity! Join Candace Cantaloupe from the Seattle Fashion Academy to explore the visual language of clothing and how fashion designers use shape, texture, and color to express characters and convey their ideas. Examine historic and modern examples, visit MoPOP’s Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume exhibit for inspiration, and learn construction techniques to create a headdress that celebrates you!

Note that this program will include access to the Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume special exhibit!

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JANUARY 20, 2022

DJing and Beat-Making

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

More information coming soon about our January program and connected exhibit! In this class, we’ll explore the art of DJing and beat-making with local Seattle artists. Stay tuned for a more detailed program description!

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MARCH 17, 2022

Portrait of an Artist: Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography

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

More information coming soon about our March program and connected exhibit! We’ll explore the art of portrait photography. How do you capture movement and character in a still image? What techniques can you use to bring your image to life and tell your audience more about your subject? Stay tuned for a more detailed program description!

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MAY 19, 2022

FUNdamentals of Hip Hop

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

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop with Seattle artist, performer, and choreographer Lex Ramirez! Together, we’ll explore the community, knowledge, and culture of hip hop through history and movement and create connections with fellow students. You’ll learn basic hip hop movements and how to put them together. Prepare to move your body and draw experience from MoPOP’s special exhibit! No experience required!

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SPRING SPECIAL SERIES

STAY TUNED for more information about our spring comics workshop series!

 


Past Classes

MAY 20, 2021

Hip Hop FUNdamentals

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

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop with Seattle artist, performer, and choreographer Lex Ramirez! Together, we’ll explore the community and culture of hip hop through history, movement, art, and poetry. Students will create graffiti versions of their names, write name poems to go with them, and add in full-body movements to accompany their poems. No experience needed!

This class will be offered as both an in-person workshop and a simultaneous livestream for those who wish to participate from home.

 


MARCH 18, 2021

LIVESTREAM: March to Your Own Drum: Protest Music and Social Action

Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

What makes protest songs so powerful, and why is music such an important tool in pushing for social changes? How can we use our words and voices to speak out about issues that are important to us and inspire others to join us? Join Nashville singer-songwriter Tai Shan Garrison for a special exploration into the music of protest. We’ll investigate the roots of protest music, listen to past and present protest songs from numerous genres, discuss where we look for inspiration, and put our own words into action as we create original protest songs.


JANUARY 21, 2021

LIVESTREAM: Express Yourself! Using Symbols in Visual Art

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

We use symbols for everything from decorating our bodies to signaling a caped superhero for help. They can help us express our feelings about important issues, tell stories, evoke emotions, and inspire others. Join Seattle artist Brandon “BT” Thomas for this hands-on workshop about symbols and visual art! As you work together to create your own painting, you’ll explore how symbols can represent personal issues, learn how colors establish atmosphere and feeling, and create rhythm and direction using background elements. BT will share how he uses symbols in his work, show live demonstrations, and help you create your own piece of symbol-inspired art! MoPOP will provide a list of suggested supplies that you can purchase from local suppliers along with simple at-home substitutions you can use.


NOVEMBER 6, 13, & 20, 2020

LIVESTREAM: 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: $32


Note: Adult attendance is not required, but we welcome any interested parents or guardians to join us!

Friday, November 6
Friday, November 13
Friday, November 20

Take a deep dive into the world of graphic novels, one-shot comics, and other longer-form comics projects in this special 3-week, livestream workshop series! Join professional comics artist Kane Lynch 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!


NOVEMBER 19, 2020

What’s Your Mood (Board)?

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

What can we learn about characters from the clothes they wear? With Seattle Fashion Academy director Candace Cantaloupe, we’ll explore how costume designers utilize mood boards to define lines, colors, and textures that convey key visual cues about characters and stories. Mood boards guide the design process, help designers focus on the story or direction of a specific fashion line, and define characters or common story elements. In this workshop, students will examine how designers enhance character development by creating their own character mood boards. Students will select a color palette, fabric swatches, and visual references in order to visually portray their character’s role and personality.


OCTOBER 30, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Introduction to Comic Drawing

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

Students: $12


Note: Adult attendance is not required, but we welcome any interested parents or guardians to join us!

Join comics artist Kane Lynch for a special livestream workshop focused on the “how-to-s” of comic art! From technical terms to panel structures and from drawing basics to penciling effects, we’ll take a deep dive into the art of drawing comics. Take this class on its own or apply what you’ve learned to our Write Out of This Comic World series!


OCTOBER 15, 2020

LIVESTREAM: From Halloween to Comic-Con: Costuming in Action

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm

Students: $10

Adults: $15
Member Adults: $13

Adult attendance is not required with student registrations, but we welcome any interested adults to join us!

Take your costume or cosplay to the next level in this special livestream class! With returning teaching artist Candace Cantaloupe from the Seattle Fashion Academy, we’ll explore the history of costume design, share our own inspirations, and teach simple sewing techniques you can use to create your own fashion designs. Bring your ideas, in-progress projects, or fabric scraps, and we’ll work together to advance your costuming skills.


OCTOBER 15, 2020

LIVESTREAM: Gore and Glitter: Stage Makeup Effects

Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm

Students: $12

Adults: $15
Member Adults: $13


Adult attendance is not required with student registrations, but we welcome any interested adults to join us!

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 Kim Dorman and Josh Hancock 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 tips and live demonstrations.

We will email all attendees a list of suggested supplies that you can find around your house, order online, or pick up at your local store.


SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Event time  9:30am–12:30pm
Event time  1:30pm–4:30pm
Event location  Online Livestream

Whether it's for a book, YouTube series, or video game, creating a choose your own adventure story with its own branching storylines is a fun and challenging experience.

In this livestream you'll learn strategies for planning and writing your own adventure and how to translate that into various formats to share with your friends and family!


 

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