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

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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 public exhibition opening. At this event, students and their families are invited to the Museum free of charge to view student artwork, take in the galleries, and enjoy a night out. Guided tours and gallery activities available upon request for large exhibitions.

Space for Art Smart Exhibitions is limited and booked on a rolling basis, download the application below.



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

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 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, contact

All workshops held at the Delaware Art Museum.

Visual Thinking Strategies for Educators
Saturday April 30, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00 due at workshop, payable to the Delaware Art Museum.
Clock Hours: 4 Re-licensure hours through the Delaware Teacher Center.

Learn a new and proven method to make your classroom a more engaging, and interesting place! Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a method of discussing art and images with children. VTS promotes inquiry-based learning that allows students to engage in discussion at any level. The strategy provides a framework for teachers to help their students develop important critical thinking skills, personal strategies for problem solving and inferencing, and allows students to develop their abilities in providing support and evidence for claims. All disciplines can benefit from learning this theory of interactive discussion—with a focus on engaging students and empowering them to contribute, VTS will benefit any classroom.


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


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

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For more information, please contact:

Eliza Jarvis
School and Outreach Program Coordinator