Youth + Educators

Youth and School Programs at the Frye Art Museum provide engaging, meaningful, and accessible learning experience for all students. We design student-centered, developmentally appropriate programs that employ Visual Thinking Strategies and inquiry-based teaching methodology. Through program participation, students acquire 21st-century skills that encourage a lifelong love of learning.

Parent/Art Docent Workshops

Frye Educators provide training in facilitating inquiry-based discussions and leading student-centered art-making lessons, sharing best practices for building 21st century skills through close observation, open-ended discussion, and hands-on exploration.

Field Trip to the Frye

The school visit program at the Frye Art Museum nurtures a learner-centered environment and supports twenty-first-century skills and Washington State Learning Standards.

Art in Your Classroom

Bring art into your classroom! The Frye Teaching Artist will visit your classroom to lead an art discussion and art-making activity. Lessons can be designed to connect to classroom topics and align with Washington State Learning Standards.

Professional Development for Educators

Educators will experience current exhibitions, explore hands-on techniques inspired by art and artists on view, and learn how to build creative confidence and communication skills in students.

Small Frye: Storytelling + Art

Hear a dramatic book reading by storytellers from Seattle Children’s Theatre in the museum galleries, then create art with Frye art educators. A free program for children ages three to five years old and their caregivers.

School Partnerships

The Frye Art Museum is committed to community outreach and arts education, and has decades of proven success designing, implementing, and evaluating in-depth, high-quality arts engagement programs for under-served and disadvantaged students.

Youth and Educator programs at the Frye Art Museum are made possible by the support of members and donors, and with additional support from Grousemont Foundation, US Bank, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.