ART FOR EDUCATION at WAAM builds community, learning and art-making experiences through collaboration and outreach with schools, artists, educators and families. Over 700 students participate in our school programs, museum visits and family days annually and contribute artwork  to our youth exhibitions program in the YOUTH EXHIBITION SPACEWAAM partners with libraries, historical societies, regional school districts and community organizations to engage students, families and our community in the arts.

Tahlula Potter: Transmogrifications
November 13, 2020-February 1, 2021


Problem Solving

We believe access to works of art gives children the problem-solving and creative thinking skills that are critical to their future success as adults.


Visual Literacy

The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their lessons is that there are many ways to interpret the world.


Art Making

Annual events for kids and families include hands-on art activities and tours relating to our exhibitions and historic Permanent Collection. Such events have included mask-making, wire sculptures, watercolor still lifes, and sidewalk drawings.


Critical Thinking

Art education equips students to think visually, which can help with problem solving – an ability that is essential for the 21st century.

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” -Albert Einstein

For more information contact Beth Humphrey at 845-679-2940 x104 or email

ART for EDUCATION at WAAM is grateful to the following funders
for their generous support of our programs and exhibitions:

Klock Kingston Foundation

Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation

Hyman J. & Florence Hammerman Family Foundation

and Individual donors.