Schools & Teachers

School Group Visits

We welcome school groups of all ages to the Art Center. Reservations are required for groups of 12 or more and for any group arriving by full-sized bus (or any vehicle that will not fit in a standard parking spot). All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Learn more about visiting with a school group here.

Storm King is proud to offer free admission to all Title 1 schools, as well as public school groups from Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.**

**Provided by generous lead support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by AT&T and the Ohnell Family Foundation.

Teacher Programs

Discover how incorporating art and writing into your daily teaching can invigorate your classroom teaching practice and deeply engage your students at one of our professional development workshops. Three- or four-day intensive workshops focus on art, landscape, and writing. We welcome new and veteran teachers who learn by doing, moving, making, and talking in the company of other educators. We will have hands-on experiences with new, repeatable strategies for bringing art, inquiry, and writing to your practice. Participants enjoy behind-the-scenes access to Storm King Art Center and its 2017 special exhibitions and more.

Summer 2017 Workshop     SOLD OUT
Art, Story, and Social Justice: Hudson Valley Writing Project at Storm King Art Center
August 1–4, 9AM–1:30PM / 18 Inservice hours / Fee: $150
Open to: Preschool–College teachers

How can art, writing, and storytelling challenge what we understand to be true? In this four-day workshop, we explore ways educators can draw on art to build community and to foster discussion about how a dominant narrative impacts their understanding of historic events. Participants will write and learn strategies for incorporating contemporary art into curriculum, drawing inspiration from Storm King’s 2017 Outlooks artist, Heather Hart, who will join us for one of our sessions. Co-organized with the Hudson Valley Writing Project.

At Storm King, modern and contemporary art inherently intersects with multiple disciplines and perspectives. The engineering, fabrication, material science, and earth-moving required by the collection and its built environment offer a wealth of lessons in experimentation, planning, collaboration, and problem-solving. The art of close observation in the field, linking the work of scientists and artists, has become a central tenet running through all education initiatives. Place-based writing and poetry have also found a natural home at Storm King. At the core of these multidisciplinary connections remains a commitment to creating access for students and teachers to the outdoor sculpture and landscape of the Art Center.