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Sketchbook, the education newsletter of the San José Museum of Art, is designed to deliver immediate access to educational resources and activities featuring: 

  • Art-making videos
  • Artist spotlights
  • Classroom downloads and lesson plans
  • Museum program information

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May:  Weave a Photo, Unlock a Teacher Treasure, and Celebrate AAIP Month 

April: Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge & Earth Day Poetry (Update) 

March: Leap into Nature Art, Scholarships, School Programs, & International Women's Week 

February: Three Community Celebrations! Plus, Two Identity Art Activities 

January: Paint a Skyscape and Create a 100-day School Project 



December: Reimagine a Toy Story & Listen to Some Funky Music  

November: Create a Celestial Collage & Learn about a Land Acknowledgement  

October: View DIY Sugar Skulls & an Easy Collage Activity  

September: Life is a Marathon PDF & Free Title One School Programs  

August: Single Line Drawing Challenge & Free in Class Presentations  

May: World Collage Day Project & Asian Pacific Heritage Month  

April: Sculpt with Clay for Earth Day, plus Summer Camp Scholarships  

March: Explore Time with Shadow Art & a Punch Clock  

February: Try Heart Warming 3-D Art & Black History Month   

January: Paint 100 Hexagons: Art + Math & View a Fun Artist Interview


December: Ice Painting, Butterfly Migration, & School Tours Await  

October: Try a Diá de los Muertos Papel Picado, & STEAM Art  

September: Paint with Nature & Meet Artist Mildred Howard  

May: Make a Sail Car & Family Memory  

April: Student Poets Shine & Create Earth Day Poetry Art  

March: Create a Nature Face, Women’s History Month, & Reading Lists  

February: Black History Month: Olympian Tommie Smith & More (Update)

January: Celebrate Lunar New Year & 100 Days of School Project


December: Try Snowflake Art, Ruth Asawa Sculpture, Cocoa Recipe, & More!  

November: Make a Monochromatic Collage & Observe SJMA’s Historic Clock  

October: Create with Oil Pastels & View Free Program Opportunities  

June/July: Sculpt an Instrument & Play Your Own Summer Music   

May: Visit SJMA's New Pinterest Page & Creative Teaching Soundtrack  

April: Watch Two Videos for Poetry Month & Earth Day Inspiration  

March: Explore Memory & Place with an Interview & Collage Project  

February: Paint a Colorful Abstract Portrait for February Art-Making