SJMA offers a variety of programs for your classroom. Learn more about Sowing Creativity, Let's Look at Art, and Art in the Dark, as well as our YouTube tutorials Postcards From Here, a STEAM-based free series of videotaped art lessons.


Sowing Creativity

Sowing Creativity is an integrated visual art residency program developed by the San José Museum of Art to align with the California Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and to meet the urgent need to promote creativity across disciplines. Conducted by professional Studio Arts Educators, this program delivers a series of stimulating art-making experiences in the classroom, where professional artists lead students in multi-week, challenging and engaging hands-on art activities.

Let's Look at Art

Let's Look at Art presentations occur during the school year and lead to exciting processes of discovery for students in Santa Clara County. Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) that support the Common Core State Standards, a trained docent leads a FREE 30–45 minute art presentation for your classroom in person or through video conferencing. 

Art in the Dark

These inquiry-based digital presentations:

  • are 40–55 minutes and can be adapted to your class time
  • support Common Core Standards 
  • enrich your subject with art 
  • engage students in critical thinking 
  • are led by Museum docents 
  • are FREE
  • are customizable