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The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is happy to introduce a new way to enjoy SAMFA's collection and programs with SAMFA Virtual. 

SAMFA Virtual is a collection of virtual content that includes Tours, Demos, Online Activities, and more. You can find links to our content here on our wesbite, but the best way to experience SAMFA Virtual is to follow us on Social Media! We have exclusive content with family challenges and inside looks at our collection that you can find only on:



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Paper Haunted House 


This Project is available from Oct 14th - 21st! Pick up this fun and spooky haunted house that you can decorate and put together with your family.



Blue Heron Spinner at Art Thursday To-Go

Get a Blue Heron spinner Art kit at Art Thursday To-Go! This activity will be available until August 26th.



The State of Sculpture: QR code tour*

Walk around the galleries and learn about the amazing sculptures in our current Exhibit: The State of Sculpture, with our new QR Code Tour!



*see all of our State of Sculpture QR Code Tour videos on our Youtube Channel!




STEAM challenge: Little Engine That Could

Test out your art AND Science skills with this STEAM Challenge! This Art Kit will be available during the weeks of May 20th and 27th during Art Thursday To-Go and in the gift shop during normal business hours! This project is In Partnership with the San Angelo Independent School District and Be Theatre.


Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Dessert

Chef Courtney Hampton from The Hampton's Kitchen & Catering is showing us a simple, yet elegant dessert you can make at home! Fancy desserts don't have to be difficult to make. Thank you Chef Courtney!


Family Friendly Charcuterie Board Demo

Chef Nicole McDuffie from The Plated Dish is here today to show us how to put together a family friendly charcuterie board! Jazz it up and make it fancy, or keep it casual with your classic favorites, Nicole has tips for it all!


How to Make Lumpia

The West Meets East Club is Shaing their delicious recipe for Lumpia to help celebrate the Lunar New Year!


Tinikling (Bamboo Dance)

Tinikling is a popular folk dance in the Philippines, and is usually preformed on special occasions. Check out these demos performed during previous #FamilyDay#LunarNewYear!


SAMFA Staff Tries Origami

SAMFA staff tried origami during Family Day Lunar New Year! Which is your favorite origami design?


Tai Chi Concho Club at Family Day Lunar New Year

During this year's Lunar New Year celebration we took a look back at past performances from Tai Chi Concho Club!


Leather Stamp Starter Kit @ Art Thursday To Go

Learn about leatherwork and make your own leather art during Art Thursday To Go! Only on Jan21st - Feb 4th. Drive through for quick, easy and sanitized pick up.


Santos Sculptures @ Art Thursday To- Go

Create and learn about Santo Sculptures at Art Thursday To-Go! Available Jan21st - Feb 4th. Drive through for quick, easy and sanitized pick up.


Super hero & Mermaid Sculptures @ Art Thursday To-Go!

NEW Art Thursday activities are starting this week! Make a Super Hero or Mermaid sculpture starting Jan 7th from 3pm-6pm.

Toddler Tours with Lucille and Bekah

Our youngest (and cutest) tour guide is BACK and taking us thorough SAMFA's latest exhibit: True Texas: Folk & Traditional Arts of the Concho Valley. Toddler Tours are filmed in a closed gallery and socially distanced. Thanks Lucille!


Design Your Own Room - Art Thursday To-Go

Learn about interior design with this 3-D Room Design project! Pick it up at Art Thursday to Go, or view everything you need for this project on our blog:

Matisse Collage - Art Thursday To-Go

Who Was Matisse? Learn about his method 'Painting with scissors" and create your own Matisse collage at Art Thursday To- go! Find everything you need for this project on our blog:


SAMFA Eats: Strawberry Pie

This week we've recreated some of the delicious looking works in our 23rd Ceramic Competition! Today we're making one of the pies from Ginger Geyer's "Sharing Slices" 2020, Glazed porcelain with found plates and utensils


SAMFA Eats: Cupcakes 

It's From Flowers to Food Week and we're recreating works from our 23rd Ceramic Competition! Today we're making a cupcake inspired by Stephanie Reyes's "Gourmet 2" White earthenware, slip cast, glaze, 4 x 15.5 x 4 inches



Scientific Tuesday: Shrink The Scientist 

On today's Scientific Tuesday Miss Julia shows us how shrinky dinks work. Check out our blog and see how to make your own shrinky dinks at home!



Free Draw Friday: Blind Contour Drawing 

Bailey is showing us how Blind Contour Drawing can help improve your art. Follow along at home and try the Blind Contour Drawing Method!



Word Up Wednesday: The Mona Lisa 

It's Word Up Wednesday! Did you know the Mona Lisa was once stolen? Ths Week Miss Caroline is showing us TWO great reads about the one and only Mona Lisa.



Mixed Media Monday: Sculpture 

Happy Mixed Media Monday! Today we are looking at different types of sculptires, and what materials we can use to make art. check out the instructions for our sculpture demonstrations on our blog:



Scientific Tuesday: Art Goes POP!

Art goes POP for today's Scientific Tuesday! Miss Julia is teaching us about chemical reactions and includes some art in her scientific process. Check out more on our blog!


Free Draw Friday: Pointillism 

Shaydee, SAMFA's Cultural District Manager, Assistant Prepator and Graphic Designer, is showing us how she creates her "Littles"!


Word Up Wednesday: Basquiat 

Miss Caroline the Bookkeeper is back to talk with Basquiat about his influences and art! Read along this week's book "Radiant Child" here:
And check out our blog for more info about Basquiat and other famous artists!


Mixed Media Monday: A Cup is a Cup 

Happy Mixed Media Monday! Bailey is telling us about Meret Oppenheim's famous Fur covered cup and has a fun art challenge for all of you. share your art with us, and check out our


Colors of the Coral Reef 

Dive into Color Theory with us! Learn about warm and cool colors and how to create a color scheme with the colors of coral reefs for World Ocean Day


SAMFA Architecture Tour
Why does SAMFA have a curved roof? Did you know SAMFA is next to a municiple pool built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s? What's so special about the ponds outside the Museum? Learn all this and more about our current home on Love Street in SAMFA's Architecture Tour


Scientific Tuesday: Sun Prints
It's Scientific Tuesday! Today Julia is showing us how to make a Sun Print. Read more about the scientific process on our blog:



Free Draw Friday: Surrealist Drawing Challenge
It's Free Draw Friday! Miss Bekah is helping us stretch our art muscles with a fun Surrealist Drawing Challenge. Read more about surrealism on our blog:


Word- Up Wednesday: Frida Kahlo
Happy Word Up Wednesday! Miss Caroline talks to us today about Frida Kahlo, and asks her some questions about this week's read: Frida and Her Animalitos. Check out our blog for more info on Frida!


Mixed Media Monday: Blind Throwing
It's Mixed Media Monday! How much harder do you think art is when you can't see? Miss Morgan joins us today to show us how she throws clay, and walks us through how she can do it blindfolded!


SAMFA Staff Spotlight: Micala 
Meet Micala, SAMFA's office assistant. We're learning how Micala creates linoleum prints in this episode of our Staff Spotlight Series 


Texture Box Demo
Family Program Manager Bailey shows us how to create a fun texture box with things from around the house


Elements of Design
We're going over the components that artists use to create their work!


What is Art? Part 2
Court is back in session with the case of Art v. The Dictionary and we have more theories to cover. Do you have a favorite?


What is Art? Part 1
We're exploring some of the theories that have been used to answer the question "What is Art?" Do you have a favorite theory? What do you think Art is?


Ceramic Techniques
We're expanding on what we learned in the Science of Clay with an exploration of techniques ceramicists (ceramic artists) use in creating their work. We'll take a closer look at the options artist have for molding the clay, glazing and firing it!


SAMFA Staff Spotlight: Shaydee Watson 
Meet Shaydee, SAMFA's Cultural District Manager, Assistant Prepator and Graphic Designer. She's showing us how she creates her "Littles" in today's Staff Spotlight!


The Science of Clay 
There's a lot of science behind ceramics. Learn about different types of clay, the temperatures they're fired at, and more in The Science of Clay!


Intro to Clay 
We're covering the basics of clay in this one. Learn more about the ceramic process before we dive into The Science of Clay tomorrow!


Drawing with Colored Pencil with Pop of Color
Ashley Perales from Pop of Color joins us today to give us a demo with colored pencils! Follow her on social media to see updates on her art and business.


Throwing with Morgan Raschke
SAMFA Staff is not only working from home, but creating from home as well! Studio Educator Morgan Raschke is teaching us how to throw ceramics on the wheel.


Around the Galleries with Santos
Lisa Simpson is leading us on a tour around the galleries. Learn about Santos in SAMFA's Permanent Collection and follow up with an activity on our blog! 


Around the Galleries with Retablos
Bekah Coleman teaches us about these Spanish Colonial creations and their storytelling elements. Follow up at home with our Spanish Colonial Retablo Seek & Find on our blog!


Woodburning Demo with Bailey Upton
Family Program Manager Bailey Upton shows us the basics of Wood-burning and gives us a quick demo


Watercolor Demo with Bekah Coleman
SAMFA's Curator of Education is with us today to show us some cool tips with Watercolor! Try these out for yourself at home!


Toddler Tour of the Museum Galleries with Lucille
SAMFA is introducing a new kind of tour guide today. Lucille is here to give us a Toddler Tour of the galleries!


Get Active with Art!
Move it while learning about Abstract Expressionism with Bekah Coleman 
as she shows us her favorite Artist in SAMFA's Collection, Zanne Hochberg!


Check out our Blog for DIY projects and activities!  

 Check out our Mommy & Me Blog for activities you can do at home, self guided tours of the museum's exhibit, and learn more about fine art.





 The Education Department builds conncections between SAMFA and the community- both local and global. We do this through gallery and studio programs and digital resources that provide an opportunity for people of all ages to imagine, think critically, discuss, and create.

Through our programs we hope to create lifelong learners who understand art as a keystone for the livable and happy community.
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Education Programs at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts are generously sponsored by:
San Angelo Area Foundation San Angelo Health Foundation
San Angelo Health Foundation San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events
John and Darlene Williams James B. and Lois R. Archer Foundation
Mary Ellen Kent Bunyard Foundation Ethicon
FMH Foundation Green Mountain Energy
HEB Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust IBM
Community Grant The Carl E. and Florence B. King Foundation
Sterling-Turner Foundation The Art and Eva Camunez Tucker Foundation
The Beverly and Ben Stribling Special Exhibition Trust of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Angelo State University
The Old Chicken Farm Arts Center The National Endowment for the Arts
Target The Institute of Museum and Library Services
San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council The City of San Angelo
The Texas Commission on the Arts  


The education staff is sponsored in part by the Texas Commision on the Arts through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. the Museum's education efforts are also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts, a state agency, the national Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.