PreK-12 Programs & Educators

As a leading art museum in Michigan, the Flint Institute of Arts offers exciting opportunities to support critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with our programs. For the 2020-21 school year we are excited to offer these programs virtually for PreK-12 classes. These programs include web-based virtual tours exploring works from the museum's permanent collection and guided online art making activities facilitated by the FIA's education staff. Art kits containing art supplies used in the art making activities are available for schools in Genesee County.

Virtual Programs

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Ages 3-5

This virtual program guides children to explore the creative potential of a variety of materials including oil pastels, watercolor, found objects and modeling compound. After exploring these materials, children make intentional choices about which materials to use when creating their own artwork. Learn more

ARTreach

Grades K-4

These programs include a virtual tour of several artworks in our collection and videos demonstrating the art making activities. Click here to learn more about the individual programs offered.

STEM to STEAM

Grades 5-12

Art and science go hand in hand so we are putting the A in STEM to make STEAM to explore how Art is related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts. These programs include a virtual tour of several artworks in our collection and videos demonstrating the art making activities. Learn more

Services for Educators

Our programs are designed to encourage active learning and engage students in careful observation and the development of critical-thinking skills. Live virtual learning experiences can also be arranged. To schedule a program, contact the Education Department at 810.237.7314 or by email.