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For more than 10 years, WAAM’s free educational outreach has offered both on site and off site programs for area schools. Museum visits consist of tours of our exhibits, critical thinking projects about selections from our permanent collection and hands on art activities. We strive to educate area young people on the rich creative history of Woodstock. We also offer professional development opportunities for teachers covering  topics such as Paintings as Primary Sources and Using Visual Journals in the Classroom.

Read below for more info and click here for upcoming events.


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School Outreach Program

We believe in integrating art into all core curriculum areas and enjoy working with teachers to develop programs specific to their classroom needs. To that end, we craft collaborative in-school programs that meet the needs of educators. Our school residencies include 1 to 5 classroom visits by our educator. Lesson plans cover historical and contemporary artist and art movements in a wide range of materials. Past programs have included: a school wide self portrait project, Milton Avery and the Landscape, and a color poem project in support the English Language Arts Curriculum

For more information, contact Beth Humphrey at 845-679-2940 x 104 or email

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Works by area youth are displayed in the Youth Exhibition Space located in our Founders Gallery. Kids and teens show alongside important local artists in a professional environment. Exhibitions change monthly and are scheduled for the entire year in the fall. Click here for upcoming shows.

Family Events
The WAAM holds a variety of events throughout the year focused on kids and families. Hands-on art activities and tours relate to exhibitions and works from the Permanent Collection. Mask-making, wire sculptures, watercolor still lifes, sidewalk drawings, and giant inflatable structures are just a few of the projects we’ve done in the past.


Interns at the WAAM gain first hand experience in the areas of arts administration, museum studies, and education. Interns come from local high schools and colleges. Contact Executive Director Janice La Motta to express interest in being an intern,

Lectures and Gallery Talks
Public lectures about exhibitions in the Towbin Wing and other topics are scheduled to promote life-long learning and appreciation of Woodstock’s art heritage. Past lecturers include David Ross, former director of the Whitney Museum; Kimberly Orcutt, New-York Historical Society;  artist Joan Snyder; artist Milton Glaser; and Tom Wolf, professor of art history at Bard College.  Click here for a list upcoming events.

Gallery and Museum Visits
Continuing educationWe offer our members and other local residents interested in art, bus tours and gallery visits to museums such as Mass MOCA, The New York Historical Society and the Met.  Our goal is to give adults the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of the historical role of Woodstock artists and also to help them attain greater insight into current trends in contemporary art.