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 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

Education Programs Donor Credit Line

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

Schlosser Family Trust
Connie Frank and Evan C. Thompson
William A. Siegele Fund for STEM

California Arts Council
Joan Davidson and John Schnittker
Edison International
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation
Kind World Foundation
Kirby-Jones Foundation
Towbes Foundation

Nancy B. Schlosser and the Schlosser Family Trust Connie Frank and Evan C. Thompson, California Arts Council, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Meg and Daniel Burnham, Crane Country Day School, Joan H. Davidson, Edison International, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation, Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Charlotte Gullap-Moore and Jeffrey A. Moore, William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education, William P. Howard and Cindy Pitzer, Kind World Foundation, Kirby-Jones Foundation, Elizabeth and Joseph Knowles, Sharon Kussman, LLWW Foundation, Barbara Leighton, Sarah Jane Lind, Diane and Doug Morgan, Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation, Ridley-Tree Foundation, SBMA Women’s Board, Maryan Schall, Schlinger Family Foundation, Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Towbes Foundation, U.S. Bank, Village Properties, Wells Fargo Foundation, Williams-Corbett Foundation, Barbara and J. Taylor Woodward, and donations made to the Annual Fund and in Memory of Natalie Browning Harpham.

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