Is your K-12 campus a 1 hour drive or less from the OJAC? Register for Art-To-Go- our free, monthly arts and culture enrichment program!
A qualified educator from the Old Jail Art Center will visit your classroom each month of the school year to conduct a 45 minute, multi-part lesson implementing art history, art criticism, and hands-on studio activities inspired by your curriculum and artworks in the OJAC collection.
Monthly programs focus on cultural and social awareness themes such as Chinese New Year, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Diwali, Earth Day, National Poetry Month etc. All lessons are TEKS aligned.
Art-to-Go Programs are always FREE to participating campuses! Instructor will bring all digital presentation materials and equipment (if necessary), as well as all art materials for studio activity.
Art-To-Go participating schools are provided with a full Travel Subsidy to travel to the museum during the final month of their program. This is an opportunity for students to explore first-hand, the art and artifacts they have been investigating over the course of the school year. As with all Art-To-Go sessions, this on-site tour concludes with a corresponding studio activity.
Contact Education Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information and your registration invitation for this coming Semester!
For the Participating Classroom Teacher
Does your campus currently participate in Art-To-Go? Click HERE to find Program Evaluation Forms and End-of-Year Tour Forms.
More than 50 miles from the Old Jail Art Center? Visit us virtually through videoconference technology.
Engage the visual and critical thinking skills of your students while exploring current social and cultural topics through the lens of the OJAC art collection.
What to Expect: Students will enjoy a book or short video, investigate and discuss artifacts from the museum collection and create a work of art with a certified instructor. Programs are very interactive and teachers are expected to facilitate questions and pass out materials. The museum provides most of the supplies- materials will be shipped in advance of program. Fees vary per program.
Reservations: Please schedule distance learning classes at least two weeks in advance to allow for mailing of art materials. Classes are limited to 30 students, without additional fees, and connections are restricted to one to two campuses to enable instructor attention for each individual student.
Monthly Videoconference Times: OJAC Distance Learning Programs take place September through May.
Daily programs take place Monday-Friday at 10, 11, 1 and 2 pm.
Monthly Videoconference Themes:
The Art of Reading: a series of classes for PreK-1st graders including classic children's books and corresponding art projects; these programs are frequently offered in a bilingual format
Meet the Artist: an opportunity for students to interact with living artists whose work is exhibited at the museum; students enjoy a Q & A and art-making session with each cooperating artist
Cultural Connections: various monthly programs connecting the OJAC collection to countries and cultures represented in the museum collection such as Africa, Mexico, Japan, England, Ukraine
AWARE: various monthly programs connecting the OJAC collection to social awareness observations such as Women's History Month, Earth Day, National Poetry Month, as well as cultural awareness celebrations such as Lunar New Year, el Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, etc.
A full schedule of programs can be found at Connect2Texas.net.
Contact Education Director for additional program information, supply mailing and billing inquiries.