Education

Education

Due to Covid-19 many of our programs have moved online. They are on our youtube channel for you to enjoy!

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art offers a wide variety of programs for adults, children, and families including:

Art Bites: (in person-socially distant with masks) On the first Wednesday of every month our Associate Curator Kate Kunau or Executive Director Sean Ulmer will speak about an aspect of one of the current exhibitions. This 30-45 minute presentation is free and includes free admission to all of the galleries.

Art Lovers Book Club: (in person-socially distant with masks) Our long-running book club selects books based on current exhibitions. Anyone can join at any time. It is held on the third Thursday of every month and is free. You can find a complete listing of upcoming books on the events tab.

Guided Meditation: (in person-socially distant with masks)Led by Noelle Holmes from the Healing Arts Center, guided meditation has a particular theme each month and is held at the Grant Wood Studio all year round. The class takes place on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM. The fee is $10 payable to Noelle Holmes and the suggested ages are 13 and up.

Family Fun Day: (virtual via Facebook and YouTube)Three times a year the Museum holds a Family Fun Day with activities for all ages to enjoy. You also have the opportunity to view all of the exhibitions for free.

Pajama Storytime: (Facebook and Youtube) Held on the third Thursday of every month during the school year,  PJ Storytimes are for ages pre-school through 7 years. We read a story in the galleries and then do a fun art activity. Free for children and their adult companions. Bring a stuffed friend to cuddle with and wear your PJs!

Doodlebugs: (Zoom and YouTube) Doodlebugs classes are held monthly at the Hiawatha Public Library, Marion Public Library, and the North Liberty Community Library. Each Doodlebugs class has a theme that relates to our exhibitions. We read a story and then do fun and sometimes messy art activity. Free.

Summer Camp: Open to all first through fifth-grade students, the Museum's half-day week-long summer camp is full of art activities in a variety of mediums and forms. Guest artists work with our students and we usually spend a day at the Ceramics Center. It is truly a unique camp where your child can be immersed in art forms they may not experience anywhere else. Camp dates can be found on the events tab along with enrollment information and fee.

If you would like to arrange your own art-making class, please contact Erin Thomas at ethomas@crma.org.

The Museum's tour schedule is also robust.  Each year, the CRMA offers approximately five tours or programs each week.  For a full listing of our extensive educational offerings, please click here or visit the Events tab.

Tours: A wide variety of tours from school tours to group tours for various organizations and clubs are available throughout the year. If you are interested in arranging a tour, please contact Erin Thomas, Director of Education, at 319-366-7503 x203 or ethomas@crma.org.