Programs for Students & Teachers

The Asheville Art Museum invites students and teachers to investigate the important role that art plays in life and learning through its student and teacher programs. Teachers – get on our mailing list and be the first to find out about all of the Museum’s exciting education programs including teacher workshops, art camps, artist lectures and more! Contact the Education Department at (828) 253-3227 ext. 121 or 124.

What is the educational value of field trips? Click here to read about how taking students to an art museum improves their critical-thinking skills and more.

Group visits

Groups of 10 to 20 students are invited to schedule a visit to one of the Museum’s special exhibitions in our Gallery On the Slope as well as selected pop-up exhibitions in the community. Our inquiry-based group visits, led by volunteer docents or Museum staff, challenge visitors to hone their observation skills. Group visits are free, with a suggested donation of $25 to help support our education programs and initiatives. Learn more.

Literacy Through Art

A school outreach program for Western North Carolina counties in which the visual arts are utilized to explore the language arts. Learn more.

More Than Math

A program that integrates the visual arts into the 3rd-8th grade mathematics curriculum using works of art from the collection of the Asheville Art Museum. Learn more. Visit


Thank you to the Duke Energy Foundation for their generous grant of $10,000 to support our More Than Math Program.

Professional Development

Curriculum-based workshops for K-12 teachers.

Scholastic Art Awards

Annual 7th-12th grade art competition sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects. Learn more.

Teacher Resource Center

A resource center for teachers with a wide range of materials about art, art history and art techniques. Learn more.