Resources and Programs
The Museum offers a variety of Educator programs and resources, from the annual Educators’ Art Fair and Educators’ Open House, to the bi-annual Young Art exhibition, and docent-led programs including Children’s Workshops, and In-School PowerPoint Presentations. Contact us for more information, and read more about featured educator Christina Thurston here.
Educators' Art Fair: Young Art 2015
Saturday, November 15, 2014
$15 for Educators | Registration Required | Register Online Now!
This day-long art-making workshop offers K-12 educators who have little or no art training on several California-standards-based art projects related to the Museum's Permanent Collection to assist their teaching in the classroom. The Educators’ Art Fair is especially designed for elementary, middle, and high school educators. During the event, participants rotate through four art project demonstrations designed and led by Museum and school educators, and create their own samples for use in their classrooms. The Educators’ Art Fair is held in the spring and fall on alternating years.
Participants receive a How-To binder with project descriptions and detailed lesson plans, materials, and applicable resources, so that they can immediately and more easily incorporate art education into their curricula and classrooms.
The Museum holds the Educators’ Art Fair in the fall on the years that are Young Art years to encourage teachers to create student work in their classrooms, under the Young Art theme, which can be submitted for consideration in the Young Art exhibition the following spring. During Young Art years, the lessons presented to teachers are designed to match the Young Art theme.
Educators' Fall Preview: Gauguin to Warhol October 15, 2014
RSVP by Tuesday, October 14, 2014, with your full name and school/educational institution
Free for Educators | Pre-registration requested
The Educators’ Open House targets area educators and teachers in public and private schools and the homeschooling community, from kindergarten to college level. The annual event invites educators to visit the Museum for free while it is closed to the public, to fully experience new exhibitions, and to learn how to integrate museum content into the classroom.
Tours, lectures, California-standards-based sample lesson plans, and classroom materials are provided, as are light refreshments. Educators gain ideas for incorporating art education into the required curriculum as well as how art can be used to extend lessons in other subject areas. Contact us for more information.
Young Art 2015
A Museum tradition for more than 80 years, Young Art 2015 is a biennial exhibition of art by students grades K-12 from throughout San Diego County. Young Art is presented at The San Diego Museum of Art, and various satellite sites. View guidelines...