||SAMA’s Arts-in-Education (AIE) program is a series of integrated, interdisciplinary lessons designed for kindergarten through 12th grade students. The presentations rely on direct observation of works of art from the Museum’s education collection, which are brought into the schools as part of the program. The AIE program provides students with age appropriate lessons that emphasize creation, technique, history, criticism, and aesthetics.
Opportunities are provided for students to create and respond to art, learn about the placement of art in culture and history, and make judgments about the quality of art. Lessons may include abstract/non-objective art, animals, book illustration, decorative arts, landscape, Native American arts, photography, portraiture, sculpture, and still life.
Arts-in-Education packages are booked by the week and include 20 to 25 art appreciation presentations by a museum educator. Additional sessions are available by the day. Special AIE single-day programs also are available. Participating schools must provide the following: class schedules for the museum educator, single location for presentation, assistance in unloading and loading artwork (custodian or student), safe storage for art and equipment while on property, and acknowledgment of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in all publicity.
All SAMA education packages include an exhibition tour at the Museum of your choosing at no additional charge. For pricing information on the Arts-in-Education program, please visit the Museum Fees page.