Free Outreach Programs

The Stark Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Orange Service League to provide FREE outreach programs for fourth-grade students during Fall 2018 and first-grade students during Spring 2019 to classrooms in Orange County, Texas. Each program includes a hands-on studio art experience taught by a Museum educator. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Maximum of two classes per session.

To register, CLICK HERE or call 409.221.6685.

Watercolor Resist for Fourth-Grade

Fall into the Autumn season with this harvest-inspired New Mexico landscape painting program! Fourth grade students will explore perspective as they create watercolor resist paintings inspired by Ernest Martin Hennings’ End of the Harvest. Students will use a wax-resist method to create a drawn landscape in the foreground and then explore mark making techniques by swishing, dabbing, and dripping with paint brushes as the middle and backgrounds grow before their own eyes. This program is available only for fourth-grade classrooms in Fall 2018.

Paper Palooza for First-Grade

Paper sculptures come to life with this 3D, collage technique! First grade students will cut, fold, bend, twist, and glue down colored paper onto a sturdy board, and the final result is a sculptural and exciting wall-hanging. Students will learn new words like “abstract” and learn about a non-representational work of art in the Stark Museum of Art collection by John Henry Twachtman. This program is available only for first-grade classrooms in Spring 2019.


During January and February 2019, the Stark Museum of Art will offer a special opportunity for elementary and intermediate campuses in Orange County to help paint murals that will be installed along the perimeter fence of the Museum. A Teaching Artist will visit each class at the participating campus to give instruction and guide the mural development. Murals will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Murals will be scheduled the following weeks:
  • January 22-25, 2019
  • January 28 – February 1, 2019
  • February 4 – 8, 2019
  • February 11- 15, 2019
  • February 18 – 22, 2019

To sign-up for outreach or murals, call 409.221.6685 or register online.