How has the pandemic changed tours for students and educators?
During the 2019-2020 school year, over 1,900 students and educators participated in AMOCA's educational tours program. When the pandemic put an end to in-person visits, the program needed to be reimagined. Click the video below to learn more (with guest appearance by educator and artist Mike Flower!).
When you make a gift to support AMOCA's Education Programs today, December 1, every donation will be matched by a member of AMOCA's Board of Directors - up to $1,000! Help us keep tours available for students and educators!
The Impact of Your Gift:
- $35 provides a Virtual Tour for a class of students from a Title 1 School
- $45 provides a hands-on clay lesson for a class of students from a Title 1 School
- $75 funds a workshop for members of the Teen Council with a professional artist
- $100 funds the costs of firing artwork by the Teen Council
- $250 covers clay for a year for the Teen Council
- $500 makes it possible to provide an entire year of Teen Council for one student.
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Director, Advancement and Communications
2020: Reinventing AMOCA's Education Programs
In May, the annual Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition became AMOCA’s first digital-only exhibition, featuring 74 works from over 27 high schools in Southern California. Staff hosted AMOCA’s first ever online awards ceremony and reception for the exhibition, reaching over 3,900 individuals.
In July, digital Family Days were launched, providing young children with vital access to the arts from the comfort of their own home. Book readings, family discussion questions, and at-home clay recipes and projects have helped support parents and families through this unprecedented time.
In August, AMOCA was among the first museums in Southern California to make digital tours available to teachers and students. Since then, over 2,291 educators and students from across the country have since participated - more than twice as many as participated in the entirety of last year!
In November, Teen Council was relaunched with a new digital curriculum, increasing access for High School students interested in pursuing their passion for the arts.
As we think about what we are grateful for this year, we celebrate the past ten months of transformation and innovation (with your support!). This Giving Tuesday, I hope you will join me in making a gift to continue these exceptional efforts.
Give your gift early, and it will be counted and matched as part of the Giving Tuesday challenge!