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.

Questions? Please contact or call 408.291.5393.

Please note: SJMA is suspending all in-person group visits and outreach at this time. This includes all guided and self-guided group visits for K–12, University, and adults. It also includes in-person classroom visits for our popular Let’s Look at Art/Art in the Dark, Multi-Part Art, and Sowing Creativity programs.

We will provide updates here as they become available. Please follow the links below for our new virtual programs and online content.


K–12 Virtual School Tours

Bring the Museum to your virtual classroom.

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K–12 Online in Your Classroom

SJMA offers a variety of programs for your classroom, learn more about Sowing Creativity, Multi-Part Art, Let's Look at Art and Art in the Dark, all reimagined for virtual learning, as well as our new program Postcards From Here, a STEAM-based free series of videotaped art lessons.

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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 now open and accepting applications until January 4th, 2021. Grant recipients can avail funds till December 2021 for any of our SJMA classroom programs.

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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 the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, Google, the Koret Foundation, California Arts Council, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Swenson Foundation, KPMG LLP, the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, and SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.