Find fun and engaging visual arts lessons for students grades K–7. Each course includes videos, lesson plans, and other support materials 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. 

Please visit our Teachable online courses for videos, lesson plans, and other support materials available for your use—free of charge. 

Ancient World Mobile: Early World Cultures (Grade 6) 

This fall join us for live, two-day virtual visits with LACMA mobile educators utilizing innovative 3D models of real objects in LACMA’s encyclopedic collection. Educators guide students as they look closely at images of ancestral objects, explore early cultures surrounding the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia regions, build personal connections, and make art based on their learnings. These virtual classes are held on Zoom and are scheduled for the entire 6th grade at your school (including magnet and SDC classes). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and this program is free for any Title 1 school. 

 LACMA’s Ancient World Mobile, a 48-foot truck designed as a travelling classroom, is available to visit your campus and 6th grade history classrooms this spring! Students will learn about early world cultures, rituals, and traditions, and examine real objects from LACMA’s collection, culminating with an art-making workshop! The in-person program conducts classes for all 6th grade classes at the school (including magnet and SDC), and will stay in residence anywhere from one week to a month depending on size of school enrollment. Applications are received on a rolling basis for spring semester 2022. Due to high demand and popularity, only accepted schools will be contacted. Program availability is contingent upon State, L.A. County, and local school district COVID-19 guidelines at that time. This in-person program is free for any Title 1 school located in Los Angeles County. 

Apply for the 2021–22 academic year here.

Maya Mobile: Art of the Ancestral Americas (Grade 7) 

This fall, join us for live, two-day virtual visits with LACMA mobile educators utilizing innovative 3D models of real objects in LACMA’s Art of the Ancient Americas collection.  Educators guide students as they look closely at images of objects, exploring cultures, regions, music, and food, building on personal connections and making art based on their learnings. These virtual classes are held on Zoom and are scheduled for the entire 7th grade at your school (including magnet and SDC classes). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and this program is free for any Title 1 school.

LACMA’s Maya Mobile, a 48-foot truck designed as a travelling archeological site, is available to visit your campus and 7th grade history classrooms this spring! Students will learn about cultures, communities, food, and music of the Americas, including exploring objects from the regions of the Ancestral Americas. The in-person program conducts classes for all 7th grade classes at the school (including magnet and SDC), and will stay in residence anywhere from one week to a month depending on size of school enrollment. Applications are received on a rolling basis for spring semester 2022. Due to high demand and popularity, only accepted schools will be contacted. Program availability is contingent upon State, L.A. County, and local school district COVID-19 guidelines at that time. This in-person program is free for any Title 1 school located in Los Angeles County. 

Apply for the 2021–22 academic year here.

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

Creative Classrooms Partnerships

LACMA partners with several elementary schools each year through a multi-year partnership. During the 2021–22 academic year, LACMA will partner with Charles White Elementary School and One Hundred Twenty-Second Street Elementary. 

Partner elementary schools receive free artist-led workshops, curriculum materials, and professional development opportunities. These programs and materials are designed to stimulate critical thinking, support creative expression, and provide meaningful experiences with art through ongoing engagement .

For more information on how to become a future partner school, contact mramos@lacma.org.