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.
Storm King offers a week-long teacher institute in August. The professional development intensive is open to all K-12 educators. Eligible participants receive credit for 20 inservice hours.
2019 Teacher Institute: ART, NATURE, AND STORY
Learn how contemporary art, nature, storytelling, writing, and play can inspire and deepen our understanding of challenging and abstract concepts. Explore visual thinking strategies, write, and make art, taking inspiration from Storm King’s permanent collection and 2019 exhibitions. Registration opens in May.
Date: July 29—Aug 2, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Audience: Preschool-College teachers
CTLE/OCFS certificate for 20 hours
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.