The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

K-12 Teachers

K-12 Teachers:

We are dedicated to serving students of all ages and hundreds of K-12 students from Southern Arizona visit the Museum each year. Incorporating art into school curriculum is a proven method that encourages students of all ages to engage, inquire, and respond.

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The UAMA provides interactive tours that are completely customized to fit the needs of your students and curriculum. Our inquiry-based approach allows students to make observations, strengthen their critical thinking skills, and to make connections with art and life. To schedule a free guided tour of the museum, click here.

School Artreach:

We are excited to announce the opportunity to bring the Museum to your classroom. With our School Artreach program our educators bring the art museum experience to you. The lessons include inquiry based looking strategies, critical thinking, and creativity. Each lesson involves an art making project. Currently we are offering:

  • Arizona  State History (Grade 4)
  • Art and Literacy (Grades 2-8)

To register for a program, contact Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education, at

Professional Development:


The Museum can create customized professional development opportunities for your district, school, or department. Examples of past professional development workshops include how to use art in your classroom, exhibit specific workshops highlighting a temporary exhibit or a part of our permanent collection, and using curriculum resources from the Museum to best support your classroom.

Resources for Teachers:

Here you will find a variety of activities for your students based on the works in the Museum’s collection. All activities can be easily customized to fit the students’ age group and skill level.

Blake Little Educational Resources

Using work from the UAMA permanent collection, art/write is a free online program for high school teachers. Here teachers will discover a variety of lesson plans that can be used to inspire writing with high school aged students. Using artwork as a starting point, students will develop skills in careful observation, critical thinking, analysis of ideas and events, and creative thinking.

Other online resources for visiting the Museum
5th Grade Public Art Tour
Public Art Guided Tour front
Public Art Guided Tour back
Approaching a Work of Art
Postcard From the Museum
Map of Museum for Educators
Pre and Post Visit Activity