Additional Educational Programs

Camps & Workshops

We offer opportunities for individuals of all ages to learn through camps and workshops.


Museum educators spend time with your students in these art sessions.


Professional artists are available for a four-week residency.

Museum/Healthcare Partnership Program

Artists and educators provide relief for patients dealing with physical pain and discomfort.

Forms & Applications

Fill out the paperwork necessary to participate in our educational programs.

Tours & Lectures

Tours are available for all exhibitions at each of the five Museum sites.

Professional Development

Find workshops for professional development for artists, teachers, and school administrators.

Art Transports Us


Art Transports Us is a virtual field trip to SAMA Ligonier and SAMA Loretto. This interactive tour highlights the cycle of inspiration from visual arts to student learners to professional dancers. Created in collaboration with Attack Theatre and third grade students at Stanwood Elementary, this virtual field trip features 10 dance vignettes inspired by conversations with the students about select works of art from Loretto’s Biennial Exhibition and Ligonier’s Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 25th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition (2020). 

Read more about this project at


This project was made possible through the Arts-In-Education (AIE) Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA AIE Partner in this region is the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Additional support comes from Hempfield Area School Board of Directors and Administration and Stanwood Elementary.