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Teacher’s Night

Access AMOCA Program

AMOCA received a donation for the Access AMOCA Program.  This donation enables the museum to provide: transportation to and from AMOCA, a field guide for every student, a hands-on clay experience, tour of the current exhibitions and an in-depth analysis of “Panorama of the Pomona Valley,” a 77ft mural by Millard Sheets.  The program focuses on schools that are similar to those of Pomona Unified School District (PUSD), which serves a primarily low income and Latino student population. The new allocation of funds allows AMOCA to expand its program into the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange.

The four-hour field trip to AMOCA takes place during the fall exhibition.  Students will have the opportunity to work with clay and meet professional working artists.  With the assistance of an artist, students will be able to create their own artwork.  The field trip will enable students to identity, discuss, and compare artworks from different cultures and time periods and how the artwork functions within each community.

To qualify for the bus funding assistance:

  • Each teacher will be required to attend a professional development day, ACCESS AMOCA Teacher Night on October 18, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 5:00PM.
  • Must be a K-12 teacher and have students 4th grade and above.
  • Teach in a primarily low income district and/or serve a Latino student population.
  • Have no or minimal access to an art program
  • Make a commitment to post-field trip evaluations

Please RSVP to the Teacher Night with the Education Manager, Angie Reyes, by October 12, 2014. Only the first 30 teachers will be accepted.