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Access AMOCA Program


The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), has received a grant from the Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts to support the Access AMOCA Program (AAP). This grant enables the museum to provide: transportation to/from schools and AMOCA, a field guide for every student, a hands-on clay experience with a professional working artist, a tour of the current exhibitions, and an in-depth analysis of “Panorama of the Pomona Valley,” a 77 foot mural by Millard Sheets. This school year AMOCA is launching a S.T.E.A.M. initiative to teach students about the science of ceramics.

This grant will fund a limited number of field trips during the 2016-17 school year. The field trip will enable students to identify, discuss, and compare artworks from different cultures and time periods and how the artwork functions within each community.

To Qualify for a Full or Partially Funded Field Trip
– Each teacher is required to attend the information session at AMOCA, November 12, 2016 from 9:30-1:30 PM
– Priority will be given to grades 6-12 in Pomona, Montclair and Ontario.
– Must be a certified K-12 teacher and have students 6-12th grade.
– Teach in a predominately low income, Title 1, and Latino student population.
– Have minimal or no access to a ceramic program.
– Commit to a post-field trip evaluation.

To RSVP please fill out the following form. Only the first 30 teachers will be accepted into the program. Once registered, Anna Torres, Education Associate, will provide additional information for the January 23rd information session.