School & Teacher Programs

The Delaware Art Museum offers a number of resources for teachers and their students. There are school tours for students of all grade levels, workshops for teachers, and grant opportunities through the Red Apple Fund.

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SCHOOL VISITS

Tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are available.

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ARTSMART

Art Smart student exhibitions are collaborations between the Museum and an area school. Students create art inspired by the Museum’s collections to be displayed in the Museum for a free public exhibition opening. At this event, students and their families are “VIPs” at the Museum as they view student artwork, take part in gallery activities designed by the school and the Museum’s education staff, and participate in docent-led gallery talks.

Space is limited for Art Smart Exhibitions, download the application below.

Application

ART EXCURSIONS

The Delaware Art Museum travels through our region with the popular outreach program, Art Excursions. Art Excursions are held at local libraries, Head Start centers, and public, private, and charter schools. For students in pre-K through grade 5, we seek to introduce each class to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Program themes include:

Glory of Stories (for pre-K – grade 2)
Meet the Museum
The Artist’s Language
Face to Face
Painting with Words

Presentations last approximately one hour and engage youth in interactive exercises that help them experience art in a personal way, encouraging exploration, discovery, and multiple ways of identifying with a work of art. For more information, email outreach@delart.org.

Program Costs:
$80 (Within 50 miles of Museum), $120 (Beyond 50 miles of Museum)

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Classroom Resources

Bring the Museum to your classroom today! View resources including guides, downloads, and tutorials available for immediate use.

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TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Teacher workshops are held to familiarize educators with the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Credit hours are available for these curriculum enriching programs. To participate in a teacher workshop (Delaware teachers), you must register in advance by contacting the Delaware Teacher Center at 302.736.6723 or 800.282.8770. For more information on scheduling a guided tour, click here.

All workshops have a $15 program fee due the day of the workshop, payable to the Delaware Art Museum.

Check back later for information on future teacher workshops.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Delaware Art Museum Education staff offers professional development opportunities for school districts, parent-teacher organizations, or any group interested in learning more about the Museum’s collections and programming. For more information, contact Eliza Jarvis, School and Outreach Program Coordinator, at ejarvis@delart.org.

RED APPLE FUND

Funding for school tours and bus transportation is available through the Red Apple Fund.

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CONTACT

For more information, please contact:

Eliza Jarvis
School and Outreach Program Coordinator
ejarvis@delart.org
302.351.8522