The Frick Art Museum Programs

Explore people, places and stories through our K-12 education programs at The Frick Art Museum. Our permanent collection contains examples of portraiture, still life, landscape, and genre painting and is an excellent aide for the study of visual arts, history, French, science, and language arts.

All of our programs offer engaging, interactive learning right in the galleries. Our goal is to make art accessible and thought-provoking for all ages, and we are more than happy to tailor programs to meet individual teachers’ needs.


A Tuneful Trip to the Frick

(grades K–2)

In this fun-filled tour, students become a tree, take an imaginary ride in a carriage and row a boat, singing all the way. Songs and games teach about art, how people traveled long ago and just how much fun a museum can be. Students create a memory game inspired by their gallery time using a variety of collage materials. Visit includes The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum.

Group size: 8–45 students
Fee: $8 per student
Hours: 3 hours, starting between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. (bring a brown bag lunch)

The Chemistry of Color

(grades 2–5)

Combine art, science, history, and egg yolks! Students make paints in our studio by mixing clay, charcoal and eggs; they learn about elementary color theory, pigments, permanence, and art history; and they tour our permanent collection with an eye for what they’ve learned. Using designs and themes found in prehistoric paintings, students create original works of art with their homemade paint.

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $8 per student
Hours: 2 1/2 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

“They loved making the paint, and making a mess! Their art work turned out beautiful. They got many compliments from the other students at school. Everyone wanted to know where they went!”

Susan Anselmo

The Chemistry of Color

St. Joseph Regional School

Grade 1

Join the Guild:
Late Medieval to Early Renaissance

(grades 2–12)

Students explore our permanent collection and learn about craft guilds and the role of artisans in medieval life. Select up to two of the four guilds when signing up for this program: Illuminator, Gilder, Carver, or Stained Glassmaker. Each guild includes its own special studio workshop.

Apprentice: grades 2–5 (2 1/2 hour program)
Journeyman: grades 6–8
Master: grades 9–12

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $7 per student, grades 2–5; $9 per student, grades 6–12
Hours: 4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (bring a brown bag lunch)

Tableaux Vivants: Art Comes to Life

(grades 4–8)

Students interpret art through visual analysis and collaboration. They create three-part living pictures, complete with costumes and music, which are then posed and filmed on our auditorium stage. This workshop is perfect for a hands-on look at composition, history or narrative.

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $8 per student
Hours: 4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (bring a brown bag lunch)

Medieval Gold: Symbols and Signs

(grades 4–9)

In medieval times when few people could read, paintings communicated by means of symbols. Students learn to “read” visual clues, discover life in the Middle Ages and explore symbolism in their daily lives. They craft a triptych in which they reveal aspects of their own experience through the use of emblems and signs.

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $8 per student
Hours: 4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (bring a brown bag lunch)

Studio Response: Printmaking & Mixed Media

(grades 6–12)

Making art is the goal – keen observation, critical thinking and studio techniques are the means as we explore the galleries and grounds for inspiration. Examination of our collection from various viewpoints allows students to create imaginative works of art rooted in what they’ve seen.

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $9 per student
Hours: 4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (bring a brown bag lunch)

Joie de Vivre: Art and Revolution in 18th-Century France

(grades 8–12)

This program is a perfect complement to AP History, World History units and French classes. After studying original 18th-century French paintings, drawings, furniture, and interior design, student explore the dynamics of peasant and court life, which vividly demonstrate the socio-economic tensions leading to the French Revolution. Choose the tour alone or the more extensive theater-based workshop where students reenact the French Revolution on our auditorium stage!

Group size: 8–35 students
Fee: $7 per student for tour; $9 per student for workshop
Hours: 2 hours (tour) or 4 hours (workshop), starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
(bring a brown bag lunch for workshop)

Contact us Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. for more information or to schedule your program.

Contact: Kelly McMasters, Coordinator of Learning & Visitor Experience
Phone: 412-342-4087

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