Education at A+P is a program designed to help teachers incorporate contemporary art into their curriculums and classrooms. A+P invites local schools, students, teachers, and organizations to experience, analyze, and engage with its exhibitions on view. Teacher resource guides and student handouts (for grades K-12) that incorporate the California State Contents Standards (VAPA and ELA) are available for teachers to adapt to their existing curriculums.
Does A+P give virtual tours?
While A+P is closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are happy to offer free virtual education tours. Using the virtual tour of A+P’s exhibition Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection and remote meeting capabilities, A+P staff is able to guide students and teachers through its exhibition in real-time.
What does a virtual tour look like?
A+P provides a link that is accessible for up to 100 people ahead of the tour via email. At a scheduled time, an A+P staff member leads the tour with a split-screen of the virtual exhibition to conduct the tour in real-time and answer questions. The process for scheduling a virtual tour is the same as in the section below. We ask that virtual tour requests are made at least two weeks in advance via email to email@example.com or by phone at (323) 337-6887.
Please note that A+P also offers free, guided virtual tours designed specifically for educators and parents. In these tours, organized by grade level, A+P’s staff gives educators and parents the tools they need to lead their own virtual tour through Collective Constellation for their students and children (see Education Resources below). Please check the public programs page for upcoming tours.
A+P virtual tours use Ring Central, powered by Zoom. All participants will be required to have downloaded the free software.
So how do K-12 visits actually work?
Teachers schedule their visit to A+P by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: the number of students, grade level, requested times, and contact information. A+P’s staff will respond to the email promptly. A+P can provide bus transportation for school tours located within a 7-mile radius of A+P’s campus. Reservations should be made 3 weeks in advance, at minimum.
When your school group arrives at A+P, you will be greeted by A+P’s staff and receive clipboards with student handouts (grades K-12). Teachers will be given a corresponding teacher resource guide with the tools they need to carry out suggested activities during the tour and later when following up in the classroom.
Can I bring my college/university or adult class?
Of course! A+P welcomes all education levels to explore and learn about the exhibitions on view. Please note that the maximum size of a visiting group is 60 students and groups of 30 or less are highly encouraged. E-mail email@example.com to schedule your visit and we can tailor it to a specific area of study for your class.