School & Teacher Programs
The Vero Beach Museum of Art works closely with the School District of Indian River County and other educational institutions to be a resource for students and teachers throughout the year.
School Group Visits
The VBMA offers free guided tours of the exhibitions to school groups with advance reservation. These visits are designed for students in grades Pre-K –12, and includes resource materials for teachers. The VBMA is happy to work with schools to tours to design engagements designed to connect with your curriculum, key themes and/or concepts being addressed in your classroom.
Please arrange for your visit no later than two to four weeks prior to your requested date by providing details including number and ages of students and adults, date and time requested, and specific exhibitions you wish to have emphasized by the Museum educators and docents.
School Transportation Fund
Through designated sponsorship, the Museum is able to assist with some of the costs associated with school trips. In addition to offering free admission, teachers may apply for assistance with transportation and substitute teacher costs related to scheduling a Museum fieldtrip. This fund is limited; please call Shanti Sanchez to inquire and apply as you plan your visit.
VBMA works closely on collaborative projects with several local schools for specific projects. Current partner schools include Beachland, Fellsmere, Indian River Academy and Vero Beach Elementary School.
Please contact Shanti Sanchez, School, Youth and Community Impact Programs Manager, at 772 231 0707 ext. 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Artist In the School
Generate a lasting impact from your Museum fieldtrip! A teaching artist works with the teacher then visits your classroom to conduct a customized pre-visit lesson preparing students for their Museum experience. After the fieldtrip’s interactive tour and hands-on project, a follow-up activity reinforces the concepts introduced through collaborative activities. All lessons correlate to Florida State Standards and integrate academic subject area content with visual arts concepts and skills. This program is available only on specific dates during the school year.
More K-12 School Opportunities
School visual and performing arts groups have opportunities to participate with displays and performances for the annual Children’s Art Festival, Holidays at the Museum, and the middle and high school Indian River County Juried Student Exhibition. Art teachers can also reserve dates to display student work in the Eggert Children’s Gallery. Students 14-18 can apply to volunteer during summer art camp, family festivals, and other VBMA education programs. Please contact Shanti Sanchez for more information.