ALBANY — The Albany Museum of Art will host a Homeschool Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. The event is for early elementary to late primary students.

The event offers parents a chance to not only have some “me time” but to alos allow their kids to broaden their knowledge outside of the home.

Annie VanOteghem, director of education and public programming at the AMA, said that for some of the parents of homeschooled students, there isn’t much space in their home for creativity and for kids to connect with their peers.

“I think it’s important to do this because there’s a lot of homeschool parents who aren’t great with the artsy side,” VanOteghem said. “(Parents) come in and say, ‘I’m so glad you are here because I’m not so great with art projects and thinking of how to relate an art piece to math, history or science’.”

The event will include:

♦ Curriculum-based gallery showings;

♦ Arts & crafts; and

♦ Play time at the Amazing Space.

“We’re hitting those curriculums for the kids so that maybe their parents won’t have to do that or they can take (projects) and expand on them,” VanOteghem said.

Admission to the event for AMA members is $5. It’s $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival.

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