All programs at Today Au Musée are designed for groups with a variety of prior knowledge. Whether your child has never heard of Picasso or whether your child is possibly a reincarnate of an Old Master, our small class size will ensure a personalized experience for each student.
We have determined a class size of three to five works best depending on the age group and material. This ensures each student is heard unequivocally and that questions are asked without hesitation and understood with confidence. If you would like your child to be in a smaller group of one to two children, please look into our private tutoring options.
At the moment, we are only planning courses for the month of June. However, as demand grows, we will expand to more summer months. Please also regard our private tutoring options should you be interested in a more personalized experience outside of our group program dates.
While children under five are unfortunately not permitted by the program, parents of children aged six can petition for admission and will be regarded based on program occupancy and family involvement. Meanwhile, teenagers aged 15 and up are encouraged to apply to our school year program or to look into our private tutoring options.
As all of our instructors are experienced in child care, we understand that hunger can rise and exhaustion can set, and will always have designated bench breaks to make sure that everyone is well rested during the lesson. Of course, should your child become especially exhausted, we will call one of our team members to stay with your child while the rest of the group continues the lesson and will call you for early pick-up.
At Today Au Musée, we believe that those who work hard deserve to play hard. After each lesson, we will return to the nearest park (most frequently Central Park) to play art history games and complete appropriately-themed art history crafts. For example, our "Mummies" of the Egyptian Program will be making cartouches and drawing our own canopic jars, amongst many more truly Iris-isstible fun things to take home to show mom and dad.
Included in the price of one session are five three and a half hour sessions (museum trip + activity time) including all materials for our daily crafts.
Yes. We understand that our prices are competitive and want to ensure that children of all backgrounds get to experience the magic of art, architecture, and design. Should your family need some extra time, please contact us and we would be more than happy to help you plan your child's program.
At the start of the week's program, your child will be given a necklace with their name, the program's name, and our office's phone number. While our small groups ensure that every child is constantly and easily accounted for, we understand that things do happen and so we always review our "emergency plan" at the start of every lesson should anyone get lost in the crowd or get consumed by the magic of a Monet.
While eating lunch with us is not necessary, we advise that your child pack a hearty snack to balance out the full days of learning and laughing that we have planned.
Our morning program for ages 7-10 begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 12:00 PM, whereas our afternoon program for ages 11-14 begins at 1:30 PM and ends at 5:00 PM.
Each child is sent home with a day plan which includes a map, image bank, fact list, and vocabulary list plus any additional information pertinent to that lesson's history.
Each weekly program is designed off of a subcategory from the AP Art History curriculum in addition to some more niche topics such as Fashion and Design as well as New York Art and Architectural History.