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 What's going on in SAMFA Education?


 Clay Play Day!
3 – 6 p.m.
Join us during the Cermic Weekend in the Education Studio at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts for a special Art Thursday Event!
SAMFA Education Staff and ceramic artist Ariel Bowman will be on-hand to help with clay activities for families and kids. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



 Art Thursdays

Art Thursday is a free family program that features fun and educational art activities in SAMFA's Education Studio. Between 3 pm - 6 pm every Thursday, come and go as you please and create art with your family. Our activities change every few weeks!

  Family Clay Days are coming back in the Spring of 2024! 

Family Clay Day is back! Join us from 10am -12pm in SAMFA’s Education Studio to create art together as a family!
Included with the Clay activity, 2 more Fine Art activities will be offered in the studio at this time, with a few special guests sprinkled in.


Prehistoric Family Clay Day:



The First of our Free projects is a Quilted Ceramic Heart, in which you use hand-building skills, lace and other textures to design your own Quilt like heart puff, inspired by one of our current exhibits, Microscape. Prehistoric Clay Animals will soon be found in our studio thanks to special guest artist, Ariel Bowman. With her skilled background, she is going to teach us how to make our own Extinct Animal come back to life! Last but certainly not least, we can hear the call of Summer with our special Ceramic Vegetable Rattles! Come roll the beads that will sing inside the Vegetable of your choice and decorate your new produce. 


Summer For Kids 2024

Summer For Kids camps and workshops are back! Registration is now open on

See fore information about all of our camps, classes and workshops here



We have a podcast! Check out the cymk page to see what's new


Check out our #SAMFAVirtual Content:

Over the past few years, SAMFA's Education team has worked towards making all of our programs more accessible remotely. You

 can access our informational videos, art activity tutorials, virtual tours, and gallery games all on our YouTube channel 


Sculpture & Yoga 

What do Yoga and Sculpture have in common? Check out SAMFA staff as they teach us about the sculptures in The 7th Biennial Salmon Sculpture Competition in Memory of Pam Salmon, and show us some yoga moves along the way!


Keep up to date with our virtual content on our social media @samfalove 



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 connections 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 Commission 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, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.