SBMA Virtual Field Trips

While in-person Museum tours are currently suspended, SBMA is happy to offer virtual field trips via Zoom or Google Meet. All virtual field trips are offered free of charge. See below for current offerings or email education@sbma.net to design a custom field trip for your students!

Young At Art

In this virtual form of our celebrated school program, K – 2nd grade students explore the elements of art: line, color, shape/form, texture, space, and value. The 45-minute lesson with SBMA Senior Teaching Artist, Jason Summers, includes an interactive PowerPoint presentation and hands-on art activity. There is also an optional pre-visit video available to further orient students to the elements of art.

The teaching methods used in the Museum (Visual Thinking Strategies and Thinking Routines) build skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, perceiving, and drawing. This project is designed using the supplies provided to the SB Unified School District – a sheet of printer paper, pencil, and oil pastels. If you need any assistance with art supplies, please let us know.

Grades: K, 1, 2
Days Taught: Wednesdays & Fridays

Art Express

In this virtual form of our celebrated program, 4 – 6th grade students explore the art of the ancient world. This 45-minute lesson with SBMA Senior Teaching Artist, Tina Villadolid, includes a short video presentation, virtual demonstration, storytelling, and art-making activity. Inspired by a ceramic bird vessel from the Museum’s collection, students will learn how to create decorative motifs while immersed in the culture of the ancient world.

Digital handouts for students are provided to teachers in advance. The program is designed using art supplies distributed by the SB Unified school district: paper, pencil, and oil pastels. If you need any assistance with art supplies, please let us know.

Grades: 4, 5, 6
Days Taught: Wednesdays

Silent Studio

This virtual program is dedicated to creative mindfulness. Prioritizing socio-emotional learning, Silent Studio invites 5 – 12th grade students to engage in 40 minutes of artful contemplation. Led by Senior Teaching Artist, Itoko Maeno, each class begins with a short meditation and then invites students to silently draw, write, think, or observe. The program encourages curiosity, creativity, and togetherness. The program concludes with the opportunity for students to share their work.

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Days Taught: Tuesdays & Thursdays

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