School Outreach

Free Outreach Programs

The Stark Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Orange Service League to provide FREE outreach programs for fourth-grade students on select Mondays during Fall 2019 and first-grade students on select Mondays during Spring 2020 to classrooms in Orange County, Texas. Each program includes a hands-on studio art experience taught by a Museum educator. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Maximum of two classes per session.

To register call 409.221.6685

Watercolor Resist for Fourth-Grade

Dive deep into the landscape during this painting program! Fourth grade students will explore perspective as they create watercolor resist paintings inspired by Albert Bierstadt’s Yosemite Valley. Students will use a wax-resist method to create a drawn landscape in the foreground and then explore mark making techniques by swishing, dabbing, and dripping with paint brushes as the middle and backgrounds grow before their own eyes. This program is available only for fourth-grade classrooms in Fall 2019.

Paper Palooza for First-Grade

Paper sculptures come to life with this 3-D collage technique! First grade students will cut, fold, bend, twist, and glue down colored paper onto a sturdy board, and the final result is a sculptural and exciting wall-hanging. Students will learn new words like “abstract” and learn about a non-representational work of art in the Stark Museum of Art collection by John Henry Twachtman. This program is available only for first-grade classrooms in Spring 2020.


The Stark Museum of Art offers a special opportunity for public elementary and intermediate campuses in Orange County to help paint murals that will be installed along the perimeter fence of the Museum. A Teaching Artist will visit each class at the participating campus to give instruction and guide the mural development. Murals will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis

Murals will be scheduled the following weeks:

  • August 26 – 28 , 2019
  • September 9 – 13 , 20199
  • September 30 – October 4, 2019
  • January 13 – 17, 2020
  • January 28 – 31, 2020
  • February 24 – 28, 2020

To sign-up for outreach or murals, call 409.221.6685.