Use art to create meaningful connections between your students’ lives and other cultures and time periods. Gallery-based lessons spark curiosity, motivate students’ oral and written expression and critical thinking skills, and help fulfill your curriculum requirements*. You can choose from a variety of topics for your class visits. Sign up for hands-on workshops that focus on the creative process and provide experience with art materials and art making. We have curriculum guides, videos, artist profiles, and links to ECHOspace.org and other resources to enhance and complement your classroom activities.
To make a school visit reservation for your class, please click here.
* All lessons are aligned with state and district-wide guidelines, including the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Art, English Language Arts, History and Social Science.
The Peabody Essex museum is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education to offer Professional Development Points (PDPs). We provide a wide range of educational services and programs, including special seminars on object-based teaching and arts integration. For information, call School Services at 978-542-1514.
Education programs at PEM have been funded in part by:
Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, The Halfway Rock Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, W. Bradford Ingalls Charitable Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation, Salem Five, The Van Otterloo Family Foundation, Cabot Family Charitable Trust and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.