Throughout the year the Paine offers a spectrum of educational programs for people of all ages.
The Paine’s distinctive combination of resources, including the mansion, collections, and gardens, inspires a variety of learning experiences about art, architecture, and nature. Educational programs explore the concepts and processes of architecture, art and gardens and bridges the relationship between creativity and everyday life.
To learn more about the Education Programs provided at the Paine contact Kelly Seidl, Educator, at (920) 235-6903 ext. 34 or email@example.com.
Located on the lower level of the mansion, the Paine’s newly renovated Studio is a space to learn, create and dream. With furniture and décor in the style of the Paine, the Studio is a comfortable, flexible and inspiring environment for people of all ages. Visitors are welcome to rest in the cozy reading area and explore a collection of books related to art, architecture, gardening and a wide variety of related topics. A number of self-directed activities, including blocks, games, and arts and crafts, are available as well.
The Studio is also designed to host professional development workshops, meetings and collaborations for educators and pre-service educators developing arts-integrated curricula. The space includes work tables, a stage and a growing resource library.
The Field Station is a special area of the gardens with nature activities designed for children and their families. Explore science and literacy activities in the playhouse, or put on a performance with musical instruments and props on the stage. In addition, there is an outdoor digging station, a balance beam, and nature sensory tables for children and their families to discover the joy of outdoor play together.
Tour and Talks
The Paine offers a variety of opportunities for schools and organizations to enhance their curricula. Field trips are free of charge to school groups, and can be tailored to fit learning targets. The Paine welcomes community partnerships, and has enjoyed hosting Head Start, Oshkosh Public Library, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters for educational activities. Call (920) 235-6903 ext. 40 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit.
Young Artists Workshops
Inspired by the exhibitions, the Paine offers a series of art workshops for youth ages 9-12. This educational series gives children the ability to go in-depth with artist-grade materials and work with experienced teaching artists. Sessions are held once a month during the exhibition. Students are welcome to attend one or all of the classes in the series. Those who attend all of the classes will earn a Young Artists Certificate and a special artistic gift. Classes are in the Paine’s conservatory, and each session closes with a sharing time and refreshments. Space is limited, registration required.