School & Teacher Programs


Dear Teachers,

As the 2020-2021 school year in California begins with distanced learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain grateful and inspired by the work you have been doing to guarantee that your students have access to continued learning. While SBMA will not be holding in-person school tours for the remainder of 2020, we have been working hard to develop online resources to continue engaging students with art.

We are also dedicated to making SBMA's school programs more relevant, accessible and culturally responsive. In the coming months, we will be sharing new lesson plans and virtual field trips that increase students' awareness of a range of topics including social justice, mindfulness, and ethnic studies.

To continue to help us best determine what we can do to be a resource and partner to you during this time, we would love to hear your suggestions and feedback. Please let us know how we can support you and your students. You may send your ideas and suggestions to education@sbma.net. In the meantime, we hope you will find inspiration in our new SBMA At Home page, the Museum’s online collection, and our teacher resources and lesson plans.

Thank you for all that you do. We look forward to welcoming you back to SBMA sometime soon.

Patsy Hicks
Director of Education
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

SBMA School Tours

In-person museum tours are currently suspended through 2020. To book a virtual Young at Art field trip or Silent Studio session please follow the link below.

Register for School Tours Online

Program Brochures

Grades K – 6
Virtual Educational Resources
Grades 7 – 12
Virtual Educational Resources


SBMA Education Donors

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our donors for their contributions to the Museum's Education Programs:

Nancy B. Schlosser and the Schlosser Family Trust
Connie Frank and Evan C. Thompson
California Arts Council
Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation

SBMA Women's Board
Griffiths Charitable Foundation
Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation
The Towbes Foundation
Joan Davidson and John Schnittker
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Ridley-Tree Foundation
Kind World Foundation
Williams-Corbett Foundation
Patricia Aoyama and Chris Kleveland
Edison International
Maryan Schall
Sarah Jane Lind
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Mary Lynn and Warren Staley

Jane and Kenneth Anderson, Gwen and Henry Baker, Patricia and Richard Black, Susan and Mark Bradley, Mary Jane and Andrew Cooper, Kimberly and Geoffrey Crane, Melanie and Richard De Schutter, Susan J. Estabrook, Elizabeth and Anthony Fischer, Joy and Stephen Frank, Martha Gabbert, Anne and David Gersh, Ursula and Bradford Ginder, Dianne and Michael Harrell, Holly Himes, Barbara M. Howell, Junie Prewitt Jinkins and Eddie Jinkins, Cathy and Robert Kennedy, Nicole Knapp, Zoë Landers, Loy and Sabina Lytle, Billie and Charles Maunz, June and Russ Michealsen, Diane and Doug Morgan, Lauren Movesian, Rosemary and Nick Mutton, Scott Rowland, Merrill W. Sherman, Steele Family Foundation, Pat and Terry Straehley, Jane and Fred Sweeney, Clay Tedeschi, Marilyn and Marcus Thrane, Patricia Torres in Memory of Lois Erburu, Jeanne Towles, Sarah and Phillip Vedder, Village Properties, Wells Fargo Foundation, Barbara and Taylor Woodward, Susan and Bruce Worster, Cynthia Ziegler, and donations made to the Annual Fund.

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In accordance with the State of California orders and in response to COVID-19, the Museum is currently closed.

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