The Getty Center

This free one-year program introduces K–5 teachers to meaningful and engaging strategies for developing students' skills in language and visual arts. Through workshops, seminars, and hands-on activities led by Museum educators and curators, you'll discover new tools to help your students think creatively, write successfully, and create inspiring works of art.

Teams of 6 to10 teachers and one administrator per school participate in this unique program. Teachers collaborate with one another and the Getty Center's staff to develop lesson plans based on their existing language arts curricula and works of art in museum's collection. Participants receive bus transportation to bring students to the Getty Center for self-guided field trips. They are also eligible for LAUSD salary points or USC Continuing Education Units.

The Art & Language Arts program was a recipient of the 2012 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education. The award competition is a joint project of the California Association of Museums and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Note: We are placing the Art & Language Arts program on hiatus in order to rethink how to best serve K–5 teachers' current needs through a multi-disciplinary professional development program. We hope to take many of the valuable lessons from our 13–year experience with Art & Language Arts, and apply them to a new K–5 teacher program that will engage teachers with art across the curriculum and address the new Common Core standards.

Learn more about our new program, "Creative at the Core: Art & Literacy Across the K–5 Curriculum."

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How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.