LACMA’s Creative Classroom program is ready to visit your third-grade classroom! In this free in-person program, LACMA Teaching Artists conduct four 90-minute visual arts workshops for all third-grade classes at your school (including magnet and SDC). The program will stay in residence anywhere from one to two weeks depending on class enrollment. 

Applications are received on a rolling basis. Eligible schools must be Title 1, reside in Los Angeles County, and agree to have all 3rd-grade classes on campus participate in the program. Program availability is contingent upon state, L.A. County, and local school district COVID-19 guidelines at that time. 

Apply for the 2024–25 school year. Questions? Contact

Bring LACMA to your school with our two 48-foot Mobile Classroom trailers—the Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile!

These Mobile Classrooms travel to schools across Los Angeles county, offering object-handling and art-making workshops to sixth and seventh-grade classes. During our visit, students will examine real objects from LACMA’s collection and create art based on the cultures and traditions of Early World Cultures (sixth grade) or the Ancestral Americas (seventh grade). 

This in-person program offers workshops for all sixth or seventh-grade classes at the participating school (including General, SDC, ELD, Honors, Magnet, etc.), and will stay in residence anywhere from one week to one month depending on size of school enrollment. This program is free for any Title 1 school located in Los Angeles County. 

Apply to request the Ancient World Mobile or Maya Mobile at your school for the 2024–25 academic year.

We also offer Virtual Object Handling and Art-Making workshops via Zoom for any schools or classes unable to host in-person programming.

Our program also offers the following supplementary resources for your classroom:

For more information about LACMA’s Mobile Programs, please contact us at or

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

School Partnerships

LACMA has two Title 1 elementary school multi-year partnerships. During the 2024–25 academic year, LACMA will partner with Charles White Elementary School and Fremont Elementary school. 

Partner elementary schools receive free artist-led workshops, art materials, 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. Through these partnerships, LACMA and partner teachers develop, test, and iterate lessons with students to create flexible, engaging teacher and student resources which are shared freely for any classroom to use.