Enrich, Enhance, and Inspire!
Serving locations within the Bay Area, the Education Program offers workshops based on ancient and contemporary indigenous life, customs, rituals, and traditional folk art and craft. Integrating the arts with cultural studies and social sciences taught in all grades, this 24 year old program brings slide shows, artifacts, and hands-on art activities directly to local schools, libraries, enrichment programs, and more. Participants are treated to culturally diverse views of life, everyday activities, rituals, meals, marketplaces, families, schools, celebrations, forming cross-curricular connections in innumerable ways.
Each art activity immerses participants in success-oriented art experiences, using accessible materials, and builds basic skills using hands and minds together, naturally integrating critical thinking and problem solving.
The Education Program is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, an Exemplary Arts Program award, and serves over 8,000 young people annually.
A list of specific connections to History-Social Science, Visual Arts, Mathematics, and Science for Kindergarten-8th grades is available by using the link provided.
Upon special request, Education Program workshops can take place at the Museum, with or without tours, or be custom-created for the current exhibition.