Homeschool Explorations at Taliesin West

Explore nature, science, engineering, the arts, and architecture at Taliesin West! Each lesson focuses on a new concept, and every activity takes inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, the Sonoran desert, and our wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taliesin West.

Registration fees are per student. Each class will be taught outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

All classes meet at the ticket kiosk. A parent/guardian must accompany each student. Students and their families must stay with their Museum Educator during the lesson.

A tour of the historic area of Taliesin West is not included in this program. To purchase tour tickets, please go to our visitors page.

Questions? Email education@franklloydwright.org


Homeschool Explorations


March 7 and March 9

The Women of Taliesin West
Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 am-10:30 am (recommended for ages 6-8)

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the ladies of Taliesin West! Students will discover the story of Heloise Crista, who studied here and became a sculptor and create their own sculptures to take home.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register

The Women of Taliesin West (recommended for ages 9-11)
Thursday, March 9, 9:00 am-10:30 am

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the ladies of Taliesin West! Students will discover the story of Heloise Crista, who studied here and became a sculptor and create their own sculptures to take home.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register


March 21 and March 23

Desert Rocks Sometimes Roll
Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (recommended for ages 6-8)

Discover how rocks are made and destroyed to create our desert landscape, and how Frank Lloyd Wright used them to create the walls of Taliesin West. Students will create their own mini piece of “desert masonry” to take home.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register

Desert Rocks Sometimes Roll
Thursday, March 23, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (recommended for ages 9-11)

Discover how rocks are made and destroyed to create our desert landscape, and how Frank Lloyd Wright used them to create the walls of Taliesin West. Students will create their own mini piece of “desert masonry” to take home.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register


April 4 and April 6

Why is a Blueprint Blue?
Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (recommended for ages 6-8)

Students will learn about the chemical process used to create a blueprint, called a “cyanotype.” They will create their own basic blueprint, and then create a blueprint copy, using the actual process from the 1800’s!

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register

Why is a Blueprint Blue?
Thursday, April 6, 9:00 am –10:30 am (recommended for ages 9-11)

Students will learn about the chemical process used to create a blueprint, called a “cyanotype.” They will create their own basic blueprint, and then create a blueprint copy, using the actual process from the 1800’s!

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register


April 18 and April 20

Celebrate Earth Day at Taliesin West!
Tuesday, April 18, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (recommended for ages 6-8)

Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by nature every day and used its beauty in his designs. We’ll learn about his inspiration, and how we can help the earth during this special Earth Day-themed class.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register

Celebrate Earth Day at Taliesin West!
Thursday, April 20, 9:00 am – 10:30 am (recommended for ages 9-11)

Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by nature every day and used its beauty in his designs. We’ll learn about his inspiration, and how we can help the earth during this special Earth Day-themed class.

$15.00 per Homeschool Participant

Register

Homeschool Group Tour:


A child-friendly tour can be arranged for your homeschool group! Together with a Museum Educator, your group will explore the architectural history, the natural wonders of the Sonoran Desert, and more! You will see many spaces at Taliesin West that visitors of all ages enjoy, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s office and a special movie theatre from 1949 called “The Cabaret.” To inquire about booking a homeschool group visit, please email education@franklloydwright.org.

Price: $30 per adult, $10 per child (age 6-18). 5 and under are free. A minimum of 10 paid guests are required to book the tour.


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