School and Teacher Programs
Presenting Sponsor: Mrs. Sally Edwards
Suporting Sponsors: Laura Buck - 1830 Foundation; Estate of J.M. Watkins Endowment
Patron Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. William Dake; Mrs. Rebecca Richardson; Target Stores; Wells Fargo
Additional Support: Susan and Larry Salustro
Fun Learning for Teachers!
Teacher Professional Development
The VBMA offers professional development sessions for K-12 educators that inform and empower educators through interactive discussion, exploration and experiences to design activities for the specific needs of their classrooms. Each workshop can be combined with a Museum fieldtrip and lesson to provide up to 10 teacher in-service points through the School District of Indian River County.
Contact Shanti Sanchez, School and Youth Programs Manager at (772) 231-0707 x117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Learning for Classrooms!
School Tour Program
Guided tours of the exhibitions are available to school groups free of charge with advance reservation. The School Tour Program is designed for students in grades Pre-K –12, and includes resource materials for teachers. Please call to reserve no later than two to four weeks before your requested date.
School Transportation Fund
Through designated sponsorship, the Museum is able to assist with some of the costs associated with school trips. In addition to offering free admission, teachers may apply for assistance with transportation and substitute teacher costs related to scheduling a Museum fieldtrip. This fund is limited; please call to inquire and apply as you plan your visit.
Artist In The School
Generate a lasting impact from your Museum fieldtrip! A professional artist works with the teacher then visits your classroom to conduct a customized pre-visit lesson preparing students for their Museum experience. After the fieldtrip’s interactive tour and hands-on project, a follow-up visit by the artist reinforces the concepts introduced through collaborative activities. All lessons correlate to the Sunshine State Standards and integrate academic subject area content with visual arts concepts and skills.
School Visits To The VBMA
How do I schedule a fieldtrip?
Call Shanti Sanchez, School and Youth Programs Manager at (772) 231-0707 x117 or e-mail email@example.com.
How far in advance do I need to schedule my fieldtrip?
A minimum of two to four weeks prior to the requested date.
What age child is appropriate to bring to the Museum?
The school tour program is designed for grades Pre-K through 12. Museum docents will contact you to make sure that the tour meets your classroom’s specific needs with developmentally appropriate activities.
I have no funding for transportation or a substitute teacher. How can I get my students there?
The Vero Beach Museum of Art wants to insure that barriers such as transportation and substitute teacher expenses do not prevent schools from visiting the Museum. Please contact us if your fieldtrip requires financial assistance.
I am not an artist! How can I prepare my students?
The Museum has a variety of programs to support all educators in utilizing the visual arts in their classrooms and enhancing fieldtrip experiences.