SJMA is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County. Our education programs help school children, families, and adults investigate the art of our time and the creative process in both lively and contemplative ways. Our new online content has something for everyone, from art-making activities, to lesson plans, talks, and outreach into the area's schools.

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K–12 School Tours

Now available in-person or live virtual!

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K–12 in Your Classroom

SJMA offers a variety of programs for your classroom. Learn more about Sowing Creativity, Let's Look at Art, and Art in the Dark.

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College and University

SJMA is pleased to offer free individual admission for undergraduate students, professors, and teachers with valid ID.

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Teacher and Family Resources

Taking into consideration the need for art in the classroom as well as at home, SJMA has created, and continues to create short video tutorials and lesson plans for art projects to do anywhere!

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ArtsEdConnect grant application

ArtsEdConnect grant application for teachers in Santa Clara County schools is coming soon. Grant recipients can avail funds for any of our SJMA classroom programs. Please check back for 2021–22 application start date.

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Education Fund

Thank you to our supporters!

The education fund at SJMA is supported in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and generous funding from Lucia Cha, Priscilla Chou, the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, California Arts Council, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Swenson Foundation, KPMG LLP, the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Stuart and Daphne Wells, and SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.