Classroom Visits and Resources
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'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.
Available Traveling Trunks:
K-12 Educator Programs
Advance registration and payments are required. Access the registration form.
Lesson Plans and Pre-Visit Guides
2011-2013 Education Brochure
This brochure provides information about learning opportunities for both K-12 students and educators at the San Antonio Museum of Art during the 2011-2013 school year.
Teacher Resource Guides
Teacher Resource Guide: Asian Art in Focus
This guide provides an overview of the primary cultural regions addressed in the collections of the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing, with maps and time lines to assist in teachers’ development of lessons to utilize the collection. Each geographical region includes highlights of the collection,with curatorial notes about the significance of the objects, their function and how they were made. Access the complete Asian Art in Focus: A Resource Guide for Educators PDF.
The Asian Art in Focus: A Resource Guide for Educators has also been separated into smaller sections which can be downloaded more easily. Access the Lesson Worksheets PDF. You are encouraged to develop your own lesson plans for these pieces of artwork found in the new Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing.
Teacher Resource Guide: Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits
This Guide and other resources are available at http://www.retratos.org/education.php.
The guide is designed to be used with grades 4–12, although teachers of younger students will be able to adapt the information and activities for their own needs. The guide is divided into sections that correspond to the five main periods of Latin American portraiture: Pre-Columbian (100 B.C.–A.D. 1492), Viceregal (1492–1810), Independence (1810–1910), Modern (1910–80) and Contemporary (1980–present). The timeline and map provided in this packet will help you and your students place artworks in their historical and geographical context. Each of the five sections opens with learning objectives that help identify core concepts. These are followed by a list of terms and vocabulary, which are explained in the text and defined in the glossary at the back of the guide. Students’ familiarity with these terms will aid in class discussion. Each section provides historical and cultural background information on special topics and makes connections to specific artworks. Suggested activities are provided for use both before and after visiting the exhibition, with correlations to National Education Standards listed. “Looking Exercises,” which can be used with the transparencies in this packet, allow students to creatively and critically explore the subject of Latin American portraiture. This guide was intended to help facilitate and enrich the experience for teachers and students experience as they toured the special exhibition Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits (February 4 - April 30, 2006), but can also be used independently long after the exhibition has closed.
Aphrodite Lesson Plans
Resources for Pasión Popular