Construct a topical program for your students from the Museum’s current exhibitions or from images in the Permanent Collection. Combine a tour, print viewing, and hands on workshop to inspire your students through photography in a 1 or multiple visit studio program here at the Museum. Learn more.
For questions or reservations for Studio Class programs, contact 619.238.7559 x235 or edudept@MOPA.org.
After School Programs
The Museum’s after-school programs introduce students to photography through a variety of hands-on activities at your K - 12 school site. Class content depends on the focus of the program and age group, and can be tailored to include most major themes of photography and photographic art.
For questions or reservations for After School programs, contact 619.238.7559 x235 or edudept@MOPA.org.
This outreach program integrates photography into the classroom setting and existing school curriculum. Exposure allows students to learn about photographic history and techniques through discussions and hands-on activities during multiple in-class sessions and a field trip to MOPA. Along the way, your students will explore their creative potential while developing visual literacy and communication skills. Exposure is currently offered for grades 3-8.
Free to Title I San Diego Unified and San Diego County schools. Reservations required. Contact 619.238.7559 x229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARE (Collaborative Arts Resources for Education) is an arts education initiative that fosters a resurgence of the arts in public schools. Working with four premiere arts organizations in San Diego, including MOPA, CARE conducts artist residencies in Title I schools, produces student art exhibitions, offers a professional development institute, and hosts a web resource for teachers and students. In an era of declined funding for arts education, CARE provides access to the arts for San Diego’s under-resourced schools. Learn more.
School in the Park
School in the Park (SITP) is an innovative program designed to allow students the opportunity to acquire academic content through strategies that provide experiential learning throughout various museums in Balboa Park. The program integrates school curricula while providing students a unique academic learning environment that fosters a love of learning, creative thinking, and self-confidence.