Important notice: Until further notice, we are not accepting requests for tours (docent-led or self-guided). Learn more about the Museum’s response to COVID-19.
Professional development opportunities for teachers include evening and weekend workshops. Interactive gallery discussions, hands-on activities, immersive studio sessions, and a focus on interdisciplinary connections are designed to help teachers integrate the visual arts across the curriculum. Workshops highlight areas of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection as well as main exhibitions. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas as well as school administrators are invited to participate.
Teacher Email List
If you would like to receive information about the Saint Louis Art Museum’s upcoming teacher and student programs, sign up for our teacher email list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address.
Additional Learning Opportunities
In addition to programs designed specifically for teachers, the Saint Louis Art Museum offers many free educational programs for adults throughout the year such as lectures and gallery talks. For specific dates and times, visit the Events Calendar.
Student programs engage students (and their teachers) through active participation and interdisciplinary learning in the Museum.
Arts in the Basic Curriculum (ABC) Program – GRADES 4–5
Investigate the Museum’s collection through this exciting multi-visit program that engages students in close observation, critical thinking, and creative responses to artwork across cultures and time periods.
Applications available in April for the following school year.
5th Grade Explorers – GRADE 5 (SLPS)
Saint Louis Public School’s 5th grade students are invited to participate in a special single-visit, 90-minute gallery experience. Students will receive a sketchbook and pencil to engage in writing and drawing activities during their visit, and will explore art from various regions, time periods, and cultures around the globe.
Register through our Group Visit Request Form.
A World of Difference: Concepts of Beauty and Bias – GRADES 6–12
Empower students with tools to identify, understand, and counteract negative bias in real-world situations using works of art. Offered in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute, this program investigates issues of cultural, social, and economic bias. More information can be found here. Ongoing registration; inquire about availability at email@example.com.
Exploring with the Artist – GRADES 9–12
Exploring with the Artist is an annual studio workshop that brings high school students into contact with a nationally renowned contemporary artist. This program is an extraordinary opportunity for students to interact with a professional artist and learn about their background and practice. The program involves time in the galleries as well as an art-making project guided by a local artist instructor.
High School Art Project – GRADES 9–12
In this annual program, high school students are invited to examine an area of the Museum’s collection and work with a local artist or educator on a hands-on art project. Students learn through discussion of celebrated works in the Museum and through engaging in the creative process as they make their own artworks.
If you have questions about any of the above programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the student programs described above, the Saint Louis Art Museum offers docent-led and self-guided tours for school groups. In the galleries students will encounter original works of art that complement and enhance classroom learning. Docents use question-based strategies to engage students in careful looking and active discussion, helping students develop their own interpretations and relate works of art to their lives. School tours are free for students, teachers, and chaperones.
K-12 School Transportation Assistance
The Saint Louis Art Museum provides a limited amount of transportation assistance to qualifying schools based on need and availability of funds. Requests for assistance may be made at the same time as the request to participate in a Museum K-12 program or after receiving a tour or program registration confirmation from the Museum. Please note: The Museum cannot guarantee that all submitted requests will be granted.
Teacher and Student Programs are supported in part by the Myrtle E. Walker Fund