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Arts-In-Education

Art presentations brought to your school by SAMA.

 

SAMA Arts-In-Education (AIE) 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, decorative arts, landscape, photography, portraiture, sculpture, still life, and more. 

 

Want to know how this will impact schools? Watch how our AIE program affected students and teachers in our Arts-In-Education video. 

Artist-In-Residence

Creating artwork with a SAMA Teaching Artist in your school.

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, SAMA offers an Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program that provides students with an opportunity to interact directly with professional artists in a student/mentor relationship with mutual involvement in the creative process. Presentations for core groups are designed to offer in-depth learning about particular artistic disciplines. Additional presentations are designed for the general student population, teachers, arts groups, and the community at large.

Watch how Bedford School District participated in their first residency with SAMA and Teaching Artist, Deb Bunnell. Students learned about pointillism and created a Bison mural, which reflects their school mascot. 

Arts-In-Education

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. Virtual options can be offered upon request and depend on artist availability.

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

  • 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.

AIE Standard fee is $775 for 20 to 25 lessons. Additional lessons may also be purchased at $50 per lesson or $200 per block of five lessons.

Artist-In-Residence

Artist-in-Residence packages include a minimum 20-day school residency by a professional visual or performing artist, as well as the administration of scheduling, financial management, planning, and evaluation.

 

Participating schools must provide the following:

  • one to three core group(s) of no more than thirty students to work with the resident artist 

  • single location for presentation

  • safe storage for art and equipment while on property

  • acknowledgment of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in all publicity

  • assessment of residency and presentation

Artist fees may vary. Please refer to the Residency Budget Worksheet on the forms & applications web page for detailed Museum fees.

AIE/AIR/MHP are projects made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Art (PCA), a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is SAMA. Click here for more on the PCA and their fourteen Arts-in-Education Partners.