Education & Community Programs

Access AMOCA K-12 is the heart of our public school programs. AMOCA partners with Title 1, grades 4-12 schools within 60 miles of the Museum. Participating schools may participate in a 3-4 hour field trip to AMOCA for up to 50 students and six chaperones. Field trips include transportation stipend, admission, tours, gallery guides, and a hands-on clay activity in the Ceramics Studio. The 2019 program is funded in part of the Joseph and Ruth Reed Foundation and the Clay and Glass Arts Foundation. Click here to begin your reservation.

Free Family Days encourages families to learn about, and experience art and culture together. Families are provided free admission, exhibition tours and an opportunity to work with clay in the Ceramics Studio. These engaging experiences promote creativity, family bonding, and life-long memories that can spark a larger interest in the pursuit of art for both parents and children. This program serves our most diverse communities and draws toddlers to great-grandparents.

AMOCA’s Speaker Series includes presentations by artists and curator. The program features artists in our current exhibitions or visiting artists to AMOCA’s Ceramics Studio. Recent presenters include: Cynthia Consentino, Chris Gustin, Garth Johnson, Nancy Selvin, Michael Sherrill, Dirk Staschke, and Joan Takayama-Ogawa.

Free Exhibition Tours are provided for college groups and include free admission and a docent- or staff-led tour that is tailored towards the knowledge and interests of each group. Click here to begin your reservation.

Free Second Saturdays welcomes the community to visit AMOCA free of charge on the second Saturday of every month from 5-9pm. This event is in conjunction with the City of Pomona Art Walk, when the community comes out for art openings, lectures, and performances. By opening our doors every second Saturday, we are providing opportunities to those who may not otherwise visit the Museum.

Lunch and Lecture is an opportunity for artists to present their work, speak about their process, and share their inspirations. This program largely draws from AMOCA’s studio artists and students, museum members, and students from local colleges and universities.

Free Lesson Plans on how to make art a vital part of your school day. Click here to see our FREE lesson plan resources.

Scouting Groups and Guide Groups can get their pottery, art or museum badge at AMOCA! Click here for the 2019 Scout Day.

Please contact Ashley Rowley for more information at 909-865-3146 or education@amoca.org