After School at the Museum is now virtual. Please visit our Teachable online courses for videos, lesson plans, and other support materials available for your use—free of charge. Students learn close looking, creative thinking, and skills handling art materials in courses themed around STEAM, Social-Emotional Learning, Los Angeles artists, art of the Ancestral Americas, and art of the Early World Cultures for grades K–7.

 


Support for After School at the Museum is provided by The Lucille Ellis Simon Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Living Legacy Foundation, Southern California Edison, and the Dorothy Collins Brown Charitable Foundation.

Art of the Ancestral Americas

Teachers, introduce your classroom to the many cultures and communities across the Americas through LACMA’s digital classroom!

The video program includes numerous lessons and art projects on the lives, histories, and legacies of Indigenous communities in the Americas. Led by educators and conservators, these videos will foment curiosity and teach critical thinking skills to students. Follow the pre-recorded videos with a live, virtual visit where students have the opportunity to explore, examine, and learn from original works of art in the museum’s Art of the Ancient Americas collection! Through close looking and the opportunity for examination of virtual 3D models of objects that are hundreds of years old, students will learn how to study these objects as primary source material.

The program is intended for 7th grade classrooms in Los Angeles County public schools and is designed to integrate with the 7th grade curriculum and the state standards for history/social science.

Early World Cultures

Teachers, introduce your classroom to many early cultures from around the world through LACMA’s digital classroom!

The video program includes numerous lessons and art making projects on the lives, histories, and legacies of cultures and communities across the globe. Led by educators and conservators, these videos will foment curiosity and teach critical thinking skills to students. Follow the pre-recorded videos with a live, virtual visit where students have the opportunity to explore, examine, and learn from original works of art in the museum’s Egyptian, European, and Islamic Art collections! Through close looking and the rare opportunity for examination of virtual 3D models of objects that are hundreds, even thousands of years old, students will learn how to study these objects as primary source material. 

The program is intended for 6th grade classrooms in Los Angeles County public schools and is designed to integrate with the 6th grade curriculum and the state standards for history/social science.

Art of the Ancestral Americas and Early World Cultures programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation

LACMA is offering numerous virtual opportunities for schools. Online courses are available free of charge on Teachable for any teacher, homeschooling parent, or child-care facility. Live, virtual visits from LACMA teaching artists will be available for classrooms in Title I schools, including art kits for each student, delivered to your school

Creative Classrooms are made possible through the Anna H. Bing Children’s Art Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Lucille Ellis Simon Foundation, the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Living Legacy Foundation, the Edward A. and Ai O. Shay Family Foundation, Southern California Edison, the Goodwin Family Memorial Trust, The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing California, and the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation