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The goal of the education department is to engage visitors directly with ceramic works of art, provide diverse experiences, forge local, regional and national partnerships, and provide educational training and support.

Programs, special events, tours, and resources at AMOCA can open your mind to new ideas, creative thinking, and challenging exhibitions. Learn to interpret ceramics in new ways. AMOCA offers resources, special events for K-12 and college level educators, plus educational programs and events that are open to the general public.

Access AMOCA Program Teacher Night – 2015 Date TBD, 1PM – 5PM

AMOCA offers a yearly Teacher’s Night. This workshop focuses on AMOCA’s exhibitions and how the art can be infused into the curriculum. Participants discover how to talk about ceramic art with their students, learn how to lead discussion based on tours of AMOCA’s exhibitions, and how to teach art-based lessons back in the classroom. The workshop includes interactive tours of the current exhibitions, gallery activities and lessons, and classroom-ready curriculum materials. For more information please click here.

Free Curriculum Consultations

Need advice on how to make art a vital part of your school day? The Education Staff is available to consult with teachers about the exhibitions in advance so that curriculum connections can be made. Most exhibitions offer free interpretive materials for teachers that can be used in the classroom. Click here to see our FREE lesson plan resources.

Student Tours

AMOCA is dedicated to continuing FREE tours for school-aged (K-12 and college) students!

During our 50-minute-long tours, students and their teachers will participate in exhibition discussions and lessons that encourage individual response. Classes may also take part in an exhibition-related art making lessons. Please e-mail Angie Reyes at in regards to pricing.

Click here to learn more about our school group tours. 

For additional information about our Education Department, visit our calendar for more information on events or email Angie Reyes, Education Manager at



AMOCA offers hands-on programs in ceramics for schools. All programs are designed to allow students to experience learning in an interactive way using museum artifacts, reproductions and exhibits. Several programs incorporate multimedia PowerPoint presentations. Please inquire about integrating our offerings into your current curriculum.

People of all ages will engage with exciting object and multimedia presentations based on a variety of themes.  All programs are designed to encourage participants in a hands-on, minds-on experience through examination of objects, artifacts and reproductions that provide educational and entertaining explorations in ceramics!

Scouting Groups and Guide Groups

AMOCA is a great place to get your ceramic, pottery, art or museum badge! Click here to learn about our hands-on scouting workshops and open scouting days.