Access AMOCA Program
On August 7, 2013, AMOCA received a donation to continue the Access AMOCA Program. This donation will enable 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. Originally, the program had a particular focus on the schools that comprise the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD), which serves a primarily low income and Latino student population. However, the new allocation of funds has allowed AMOCA to expand its program into the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange.
The four-hour field trip to AMOCA will take place during the exhibition ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition, which will be an unprecedented international exhibition, organized by the city of Icheon, South Korea, accompanied by several smaller exhibitions with Latino-based subject matter. 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 Korean inspired vessel out of pinch pots. The field trip will enable students to identity, discuss, and compare artworks from two 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 19, 2013, 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, 2013. Only the first 30 teachers will be accepted.