PreK-12 Programs & Educators

As a leading art museum in Michigan, we offer exciting opportunities to support critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with our programs for preschool through high school students. Museum visits may be scheduled for exhibitions, studio lessons, or programs combining a gallery visit and studio activity. We also offer a wide range of outreach programs for presentation in your school (limited to Genesee County).

We eagerly look forward to helping your students develop vocabulary, explore curriculum-based themes, and develop critical thinking through world-class works of art.

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PreK-12 Programs
Gallery & Gallery/Studio Lessons
Gallery lessons are designed to include concepts and skills appropriate to students’ grade level. Lessons last from 60 to 90 minutes; one chaperone is required for every 10 students in Grades K-1 and for every 15 students in Grades 2-12. Gallery lessons are free of charge. Gallery/Studio programs include a gallery lesson and related art making activity. A fee of $3 per student covers art materials.
startThese programs combine looking at and talking about works of art, listening to children’s literature, and making art. START provides students with opportunities to build literacy and develop the math, science, problem solving and visual expression skills they need to be successful in school and in life. The two-part program is limited to schools in Genesee County. Schools outside Genesee County are welcome to visit the FIA for the gallery/studio portion of the program.
These programs are designed for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students and link the visual arts with the core curriculum to provide a comprehensive learning experience. Each of the programs listed on the right is available as a single visit to the FIA or a multi-part program, taking place in your school (limited to Genesee County schools) and in the FIA galleries and studios. A museum educator will work with you to plan the specifics of your program. In-school presentations are limited to schools in Genesee County.
Art ReachThese programs cover Art and STEM concepts through an arts integrated approach by exploring ways Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are related to Art. Each of the following programs is available as a single visit to the FIA or a multi-part program, taking place in your school (limited to Genesee County schools) and in the FIA galleries and studios. Subject matter for student artwork can be adjusted to connect with your curriculum. A museum educator will work with you to plan the specifics of your program. In-school presentations are limited to schools in Genesee County.
Ceramics Studio
Ceramics programs are presented in the FIA studios and galleries by staff artist/educators. Program content will be adjusted to suit your needs. Please allow 60-90 minutes for each program. Group size is limited to 30 students, although it is sometimes possible to schedule larger groups. Please contact the Education department for more information. NOTE: Finished ceramic work will be ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks.

Services for Educators
Education staff members are available for curriculum consultations to plan special programs and ways to integrate the FIA collection with school curricula. Faculty presentations are available for a brief introduction to the FIA, its exhibitions, and educational resources. For more information, contact the Education department.
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Flint Institute of Arts
1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48503
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Hours
Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
Saturday
10:00a – 5:00p
Sunday
1:00p – 5:00p


Huntington Free Saturdays
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