Artpace Education connects internationally acclaimed artists and exhibitions with audiences of all ages. Each program aims to educate, engage, and galvanize, and to spark a dialogue about contemporary art that nourishes the mind, ignites imagination, and builds community.
Art Elements offers free, year-round educational programs through partnerships with schools and community organizations for K-12 students. Students deepen their relationships with culture through looking at art, learning about artists, and reflecting on aesthetic and academic concepts through creative, hands-on activities. Participants develop visual literacy and verbal skills through discussion and self-expression. Art Elements programs address state and national standards; TEKS-aligned curricula integrate the themes and processes of the art featured at Artpace.
Artpace3 touring program consists of three interactive components: We begin by sending a guest art speaker to your school, take you on a field trip to Artpace, and conclude with a follow-up guest art speaker.
Camps and Teen Artist Workshops
In the summer Artpace offers two different camp options: Camp Artpace I for ages 6-8 and Camp Artpace II for students ages 9-12. Each semester Artpace presents middle school and high school students the opportunity to work with a local artist through our Teen Artist Workshops .
Each spring, Family Day attracts hundreds of participants for interactive tours, hands-on workshops, exhibition explorations, creation-stations, music, and more.
Chalk It Up
Held annually in the fall, Chalk It Up is a free, family-friendly event celebrating our city's creative spirit. San Antonio's premier visual artists turn the sidewalks of Houston Street into works of art.
Each semester Artpace offers Teacher Workshops providing Texas Education Agency-certified Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. These in-services equip instructors with the tools to develop successful curriculum using contemporary art to explore and explain interdisciplinary topics.
The Semester Program pairs a local artist with a class for a semester. In the classroom, the students, artist, and teacher engage in lessons about contemporary art. The semester’s work develops into a site-specific public artwork for the school's campus.
Twice a year, ¿Como Vives? welcomes school or community groups to consider an Artpace artist's work in relation to their own lives. Students focus on the artist's chosen themes, media, and process and then create artwork in response to the exhibition. ¿Como Vives? culminates in a student art show in a community venue.
U of Artpace offers a wide range of free interdisciplinary services and programs to faculty, classes, and students. Semester-long internships are offered in Archives, Curatorial, Education/Public Programs, External Affairs, New Media, and Studio/Exhibition. Internships offer valuable hands-on experience and students gain the skills necessary for career development. Resources include guided tours, public programs, an extensive Archive, and Career Talks.