SAMA on the Go!
The San Antonio Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing arts education to San Antonio area schools. Through SAMA on the Go, Museum-trained docents lead interactive discussions of works of art, make personal connections, and lead classroom activities that encourage creative expression.
SAMA on the Go is open to K-6 classrooms.
- Presentations are 1 hour long (30 minutes of interactive discussion + 30 minutes of hands-on art activity).
- Two week's advance reservation is required.
- SAMA can accommodate groups of 15-30 students. Special accommodations will be made for larger groups.
- Teacher(s) must be present.
- Free of charge. A donation, no matter how small, will help SAMA on the Go volunteers continue their outreach efforts (a $15 donation is suggested).
- Ask about our bilingual docents.
- Animals in Art (recommended for K-2nd grade)
- Stories in Art (recommended for 3rd-6th grade)
- Mythology in Ancient Greece and Rome (recommended for 4th-6th grade)
SAMA's Traveling Trunks
Take a journey through time and culture with SAMA's Traveling Trunks project. Designed to increase student exposure to the arts, Traveling Trunks allow students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of history and culture through hands-on experiences. Each trunk contains specially designed costumes based on works of art from the Museum's collections and reproductions of artworks with accompanying descriptions, books, lesson plans and music.
All activities are aligned with 6th grade TEKS but can be adapted for other grades as needed.
- Trunks may be checked out for up to 2 weeks at a time.
- A non-refundable fee of $25 is required for the rental of each trunk. Funding is available.
- Borrower must arrange a date and time to pick up and return trunk.
- Borrower agrees to check all items against inventory list before return and agrees to pay for lost or damaged items.
- Late fees of $5 per day apply.
Available Traveling Trunks:
- Early America
- Ancient Greece and Rome
- Ancient Egypt
- Latin American Folk Art
- Ancient Near East
- Spanish Colonial Art
- Contemporary Art