Home School

The Trout Gallery offers multi-age programs for home school students several times during the academic year and the summer. The programs are designed to interface the museum’s exhibitions with the core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, math, and science. Children engage in lively activities and close observation while exploring an exhibition and create a small project in the art classroom. Program links provide a printable program flyer and Pennsylvania Standards Rubric. Class size is limited to 28.

2017 Programs


Walking in England

Step back in time to take a walk through England around the year 1900. Students will learn how to identify rock, plant and water features in a variety of landscapes and discover how these geographic features impacted the lives of people living in particular areas. All programs include a hands-on art activity. In addition to Visual Arts standards, this program addresses learning standards for: Places and Regions, Environment and Society, and Personal and Social Perspectives. 
  • Programs are offered during school hours 
  • March 3-April 15
  • After-school programs available most weekdays 
  • Program Running Time: 1.5 hours 


Middle and High School: 

Art and The Economics of Land 

Through an exploration of the historical, social, and geographic context of British landscape painting ca. 1900, students will examine the relationship between power and the land. Instructors may select a program focus when making a reservation. Topics are available in geography, economics, literature, art or history. 
  • Programs are offered during school hours
  • March 3- April 15
  • After-school programs available most weekdays 
  • Program Running Time: 1.5 hours

Käthe Kollwitz 

In a series of prints titled The Peasant War, The German artist Käthe Kollwitz produced haunting images that forecast the horrors of war in 20th century Europe. Long seen as a powerful advocate for the poor and working class, Kollwitz's life and art provide a seminal entry point for exploring the social, political, and literary history of Germany. Program available in German or English.
  • 9-12th Grades 
  • Programs are offered during school hours
  • Feb. 3 - October 6
  • After-school programs available most weekdays 
  • Program Running Time: 1.5 hours

My Space

After School Program

  • 6th-8th Grades
  • 3:30-5:00PM 
  • March 13, 15, 20 and 22
Through an investigation of land, interior, and cityscapes, on view, participants will learn artistic techniques used to convey a powerful sense of place. In a series of artistic explorations participants will use these techniques to create drawings and watercolors that evoke spaces important in their lives. All participants will receive training in watercolor techniques and how to combine watercolor with other materials in multimedia works. Program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

To register for a program contact: 
Amie Bantz
Associate Curator of Education 
bantza@dickinson.edu or (717) 254-8160