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

Summer 2018 Workshop     
Exploring Art, Writing, & Climate Change at Storm King Art Center
August 6–10, 9:00am–1:00pm / 20 Inservice hours / Fee: $150
Open to: Preschool–College teachers

Drawing inspiration from Storm King’s exhibition, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, we will explore how art and writing engages students and builds community while deepening understanding of current environmental and scientific issues. In addition to encouraging discussion and social action, we will learn strategies for visual analysis and for incorporating contemporary art into social studies and science curriculum. Hara Woltz, an artist and conservation biologist whose work is included in the exhibition, will visit the program.

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.