Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Free ArtReach Program Takes to Zoom

Source: Katrina Carl for Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art art kits are ready for distribution to local students. (Courtesy photo) The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) planned for the upcoming academic year with the hope of teaching on-site classes via its ArtReach program. However, due to continued concern for health and safety, schools quickly pivoted to online learning, meaning SBMA’s school and community programs had to pivot, too.

Starting even before the schools made their decision, the museum worked with teachers and administrators to offer the same quality and relevance of free programming that is offered in person.

SBMA’s ArtReach program, which has been serving schools in the Santa Barbara region for some 20 years and normally takes place in school classrooms, is now being offered live online via Zoom.

Virtual lessons include weekly instruction in drawing, collage and painting to children in second to sixth […]


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