Education Programs: School Outreach Programs


My Story is an arts integration program that teaches 4th grade students California history through theater, and 5th grade students English Language Arts through photography. During My Story, an expert Teaching Artist provides 50 minutes of instruction in the classroom, once a week, for 15-18 weeks. The curriculum aligns with California State Curriculum standards, Common Core, and the Visual and Performing Arts standards. My Story includes a field trip to the Center to experience a live theater production for 4th grade, and a docent-led museum tour for 5th grade. The program culminates with an original theater performance at the school site, which is created and performed by 4th grade students. 5th grade students exhibit their photography inside the Center’s museum during the annual smART Festival.


Taste of the Arts is a customized arts integration program that invites an expert Teaching Artist into the classroom to teach Math, Science, English Language Arts or Social Studies through the visual or performing arts. The program’s co-teaching model allows for the classroom teacher to develop practical skills and knowledge in arts integration, while working alongside the Teaching Artist. All of the supplies are provided during the 50-minute class. The Taste of the Arts residency can range from 6-24 weeks and is intended to serve an entire grade level.

For questions, please contact Director of Education, Sherehe Hollins, at 760-839-4179 or



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