Use the power of art to bring your classroom to life.

Photo: Erin Lubin

In the Classroom

Bringing art to life in the classroom fosters students’ creativity, while also building critical-thinking skills crucial to academic achievement and career readiness.

Julie Charles
Deborah and Kenneth Novack Associate Curator of
School Initiatives

Art is a learning tool. It inspires new ways of looking at history, culture, and current events. Our educational resources work with your existing curriculum and address Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, including text-based discussion, evidence-based reasoning, and literacy development across content areas.

Bring museum guides into your classroom with our Art Express Outreach Program.

Designed for K–6 classes, these 45-minute programs feature hands-on activities that introduce students to key artists and artworks from SFMOMA’s collection and get them thinking like artists.

To schedule an Art Express session, complete the application and return it to the School Visits Office by the deadline indicated. This program is free of charge.

Teacher Institutes

We offer half-day professional development workshops for K-12 classroom educators.