SBMA Field Trips

Artful Thinking: Gallery Tours

Grades 2 and up

Tuesdays, 11 – 11:45 am PT or 12 – 12:45 pm PT

Immerse your students in art with a 45-minute docent-led tour of SBMA’s galleries. In this guided conversation, students are engaged in active viewing and dynamic discussions that include higher-level thinking skills such as comparing and contrasting, analyzing and evaluating, and making connections between art and everyday life.

Friday tours are available for secondary student groups on request and with three weeks advanced notice.

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Artful Making: Ancient World

Grades 3 – 8

Thursdays, 11:00 – 12:00pm or 12:00 – 1:00pm

Make art as well as look at art in this hour long, hands-on alternative to the traditional docent tour. Students enjoy a 30-minute period of looking at and talking about the art on view with a museum docent. Then go downstairs into the family resource center for the remaining half hour to make a related art project. The winter/spring art project will be inspired by artworks on view from Ancient cultures including Mesoamerica, Asia, and Greece. Making art reinforces and helps students remember and relate to what they saw, as well as providing a creative opportunity for self-expression.

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Young at Art

Grades k – 2

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30am or 11:30am – 1:00pm

Limited availability left for 22-23 school year. Please contact for waiting list/additional opportunities.

Explore the elements of art—line, color, shape/form, texture, and space—with an SBMA Teaching Artist. K–2 students are introduced to the Museum in this 1.5-hour presentation, beginning with an interactive PowerPoint presentation and hands-on art activity, and concluding with a 30-minute gallery tour with a Museum educator.

Santa Barbara Art Museum

Museum Hours

Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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