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The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is happy to introduce a new way to enjoy SAMFA's collection and programs with SAMFA Virtual. 

SAMFA Virtual is a collection of virtual content that includes Tours, Demos, Online Activities, and more. You can find links to our content here on our wesbite, but the best way to experience SAMFA Virtual is to follow us on Social Media! We have exclusive content with family challenges and inside looks at our collection that you can find only on:

            

 

 

 

Artist Talks: Beth Shook
Get to know 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Accepted Artist, Beth Shook. You can see her work, "Captivated by the Details" and read her statement when you visit our Online Gallery 

 

 

In The Clay Kitchen with Ginger Geyer 

23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist Ginger Geyer is back in her studio and she's making her own essential supplies. We can't wait to see how this new piece turns out.


 

 

Elements of Design
We're going over the components that artists use to create their work!

  

What is Art? Part 2
Court is back in session with the case of Art v. The Dictionary and we have more theories to cover. Do you have a favorite?

  

What is Art? Part 1
We're exploring some of the theories that have been used to answer the question "What is Art?" Do you have a favorite theory? What do you think Art is?

   

Juror Presentation of the 23rd San Angelo National Cermics Competition
Juror Jo Lauria presents works from SAMFA's 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition. Learn more about the works in the exhibit and her selection process.

  

Artist Talks: Nasrin Iravani
Nasrin Iravani discusses her work "Graceful" in our Artist Talks Series highlighting works from the 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition.

 

Ceramic Techniques
We're expanding on what we learned in the Science of Clay with an exploration of techniques ceramicists (ceramic artists) use in creating their work. We'll take a closer look at the options artist have for molding the clay, glazing and firing it!
 

 

Artist Talks: Shannon Blakey
Shannon Blakey discusses his work "Peeling Layers Too" from our San Angelo National Ceramic Competition.
 

 

SAMFA Staff Spotlight: Shaydee Watson 
Meet Shaydee, SAMFA's Cultural District Manager, Assistant Prepator and Graphic Designer. She's showing us how she creates her "Littles" in today's Staff Spotlight!

 

 

The Science of Clay 
There's a lot of science behind ceramics. Learn about different types of clay, the temperatures they're fired at, and more in The Science of Clay!

 

 

Intro to Clay 
We're covering the basics of clay in this one. Learn more about the ceramic process before we dive into The Science of Clay tomorrow!

 

 

Clay in the Kitchen with Ginger - Bonus Slice 
We'd love to share a blueberry bonus slice à la mode with you! Thanks to 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist Ginger Geyer for inviting us into her studio.

 

Clay in the Kithcen with Ginger Part 5
This slice goes à la mode with SAMFA's 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist Ginger Geyer!

 

5 Minute Exhibit Tour: Treasures of SAMFA's Permanent Collection 
Celebrating the Givers in a Season of Giving: The Treasures of SAMFA’s Permanent Collection  This exhibit is on display from December 13, 2019 - April 5, 2020.

 

Drawing with Colored Pencil with Pop of Color
Ashley Perales from Pop of Color joins us today to give us a demo with colored pencils! Follow her on social media to see updates on her art and business.

 

Clay in the Kithcen with Ginger Part 3
See what our San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist, Ginger Geyer, is cooking up in her studio!

 

Clay in the Kithcen with Ginger Part 2
See what our San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist, Ginger Geyer, is cooking up in her studio!

 

Clay in the Kitchen with Ginger Part 1
See what our San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Invited Artist, Ginger Geyer, is cooking up in her studio!

 

Throwing with Morgan Raschke
SAMFA Staff is not only working from home, but creating from home as well! Studio Educator Morgan Raschke is teaching us how to throw ceramics on the wheel.

 

Around the Galleries with Santos
Lisa Simpson is leading us on a tour around the galleries. Learn about Santos in SAMFA's Permanent Collection and follow up with an activity on our blog! 

 

Around the Galleries with Retablos
Bekah Coleman teaches us about these Spanish Colonial creations and their storytelling elements. Follow up at home with our Spanish Colonial Retablo Seek & Find on our blog!

 

Woodburning Demo with Bailey Upton
Family Program Manager Bailey Upton shows us the basics of Wood-burning and gives us a quick demo

 

What Makes a Painting Exceptional?
So how do you know when or why a painting is really ‘exceptional’? Is there more to it than just the fact that you like it? EnPleinAirTEXAS Awards Judge Donald Demers will help you ‘step behind the paint and the brush-strokes’ and discover why some paintings captivate us immediately.

 

Watercolor Demo with Bekah Coleman
SAMFA's Curator of Education is with us today to show us some cool tips with Watercolor! Try these out for yourself at home!

 

LIVE Q&A with John Begnaud
Thank you for submitting your garden management questions for John Begnaud for his Q&A with the Museum’s Assistant Director and curator Laura Huckaby. In this Q&A John answered a wide range of questions about Concho Valley’s horticultural resources! 🌵🌾

 

San Angelo: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future by John Begnaud
Watch the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Collectors Society lecture about the history of Texas landscaping and horticulture. John Begnaud was the County Extension Agent-Horticulturalist for Tom Green County before retiring in 2008.

 

Toddler Tour of the Museum Galleries with Lucille
SAMFA is introducing a new kind of tour guide today. Lucille is here to give us a Toddler Tour of the galleries!

 

Get Active with Art!
Move it while learning about Abstract Expressionism with Bekah Coleman 
as she shows us her favorite Artist in SAMFA's Collection, Zanne Hochberg!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our Blog for DIY projects and activities! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 Check out our Mommy & Me Blog for activities you can do at home, self guided tours of the museum's exhibit, and learn more about fine art.

 

 
 

                                       

 

 The Education Department builds conncections between SAMFA and the community- both local and global. We do this through gallery and studio programs and digital resources that provide an opportunity for people of all ages to imagine, think critically, discuss, and create.

Through our programs we hope to create lifelong learners who understand art as a keystone for the livable and happy community.
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Education Programs at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts are generously sponsored by:
San Angelo Area Foundation San Angelo Health Foundation
San Angelo Health Foundation San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events
John and Darlene Williams James B. and Lois R. Archer Foundation
Mary Ellen Kent Bunyard Foundation Ethicon
FMH Foundation Green Mountain Energy
HEB Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust IBM
Community Grant The Carl E. and Florence B. King Foundation
Sterling-Turner Foundation The Art and Eva Camunez Tucker Foundation
The Beverly and Ben Stribling Special Exhibition Trust of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Angelo State University
The Old Chicken Farm Arts Center The National Endowment for the Arts
Target The Institute of Museum and Library Services
San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council The City of San Angelo
The Texas Commission on the Arts  

 

The education staff is sponsored in part by the Texas Commision on the Arts through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. the Museum's education efforts are also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts, a state agency, the national Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.