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As we continue to fulfill our mission of bringing the community together through the arts, PVA continues to expand our partnership with the schools of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD). Our involvement with students now extends beyond gallery tours to include programs such as Artes PVA and Teen Artes. PVA also continues to participate in the county-wide arts advocacy group Arts Now advocating for equitable arts education.

Resources For Teachers & Community Groups

Download our education flyer to find out what’s going at PVA during the school year!

Experiencia de arte, El programa educativo de PVA brinda a estudiantes y docentes la oportunidad de realizar, exhibir y recorrer bellas exposiciones de arte gratis, para aprender y comprender mejor el arte, la creación artística y las cualidades expresivas del arte hechas por destacados artistas regionales. PVA organiza excursiones para todos los niveles de año, todo el año se requieren a personal y esfuerzos adicionales para el alcance. Informamos a las escuelas sobre el contenido y las oportunidades de aprendizaje; creamos y distribuimos guías de recursos para docentes; y programar recorridos, a menudo fuera del horario de la galería. Ofrecemos servicios bilingües si se solicita. Los recorridos por la galería brindan oportunidades para que los estudiantes, maestros y padres amplíen su comprensión del arte, el medio y las técnicas. Programe una guia hoy.

PVA’s educational programs provide students and teachers the opportunity to make, exhibit and tour fine art exhibits free of charge. Our programs offer opportunities to learn about and better understand art, art making, and the expressive qualities of art made by outstanding regional artists. PVA hosts field trips for all grade levels year-round. Gallery tours provide opportunities for students, teachers, and parents to broaden their understanding of art, medium, and techniques. We offer tours in English and Spanish. SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY!

Now available on our website are online 3D tours of current and past exhibitions! Can’t make it in to the gallery? Teachers can take advantage of our free tour program and “walk” students through our virtual gallery:

Annual PVUSD Student Art Exhibit

PVA trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los maestros y los administradores de la escuela para ayudar con la exposición anual de arte estudiantil PVUSD en el Watsonville Civic Plaza. Each year, PVA volunteers frame and hang 300-400 student art pieces from throughout the district. These works of art are displayed in the library, courtrooms, and administrative offices and remain in place for one year. An annual opening reception allows families to come and see their student’s work framed and proudly hanging in a public space!

Artes PVA

Artes PVA is a FREE field trip art program for K-5 students to experience art as both viewers and makers. Artes PVA engages children in learning from local, professional artists. Students are provided with a guided tour followed by an hour-long art making activity inspired by the artworks they saw!
Available Sessions: March – June & September – November
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  • Students are provided with a gallery tour & active discussion about artwork on view
  • Post-tour, students participate in an hour-long art-making activity inspired by what they saw
  • Standards-based curriculum which engages students’ creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills
  • In accordance with the California Standards for Visual Arts, students who participate will be able to Respond, Create, and Connect
  • Students will learn from local professional artists invited to talk about their artwork, cultural themes, and their surrounding natural environment
  • Teachers will gain insight to further implement meaningful art practices in their classroom

Teen Artes

In this after-school program, high school students create and develop their artistic skills with local professional artists, learn about art-related career fields, go on field trips to learn from practicing art professionals, collaborate with PVA staff to learn about how a gallery setting functions behind the scenes, and participate in a pop-up exhibition!

Next session of the program starts October 12, 2023

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