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Educating Students: We inspire learning!

Our art and heritage workshops incorporate the elements of Art and the Principles of Design. Transportation grants and art workshop scholarship fees for Paris and Bourbon County students are available on a first come-first serve basis.

Click here for 2015-2016 Hopewell Museum Educational Brochure which lists the art and heritage programming for the upcoming school year. Individual workshops are listed below with links to the objectives.

watercolor poppiesPerspective in Art: Watercolor Poppy Field


Students Will:

  • Discuss symbols of remembrance, why we have symbols of remembrance, and how the poppy flower is a symbol of remembrance for WWI (this workshop best accompanies the exhibit, “The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond” on display Feb. 12-Oct. 1, 2017).
  • Learn how perspective is used in landscape art to create depth.
  • Observe how the elements of art & design are used in landscape examples.
  • Create their own watercolor poppy field.

Grades Pre-K-8
Academic Standards: VA: Cr1.1, VA: Cr1.2, VA: Cr2.1, VA: Cr2.3, VA: Re.7.1, VA: Re.7.2, VA: Cn10.1, VA: Cn11.1
Cost: $1 per student*
Time: 45 minutes
*Scholarships available for students in Bourbon County thanks to the Paris Rotary Club

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Appalachian Quilts: Geometry in Design

Manipulate tangram shapes and discover how they merge into traditional Appalachian quilt designs. Create and name your own paper quilt.

Grades K-5.
Cost: $1 per student.

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Bowl of peaches

Still Life through Time & Culture

Compare examples of still life from several different art periods from the 16th century to the present and different cultures. Create your own still-life masterpiece using objects as a model and with your choice of media (pencils, colored pencil, crayons, watercolor, construction paper).

Grades K-8.
Cost: $1 per student.
Time: 1 hour

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colonial dancing

Colonial Dancing

Compare dancing in the colonial period to today (clothing worn, reasons & occasions for dancing, etc.). Learn the steps of a country dance and perform the dance to period music.

Grades K-5.
Cost: $1 per student.
Time: 1 hour

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Joy Vaughn Venters

Joy Vaughn Venters Memorial Art Education Fund

Joy Vaughn Venters Memorial Art Education Fund provides funding for student art workshops, art supplies for children’s programs, and more!

Click here for the brochure and more information on how you can help.