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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas understands the importance of education and organizes a variety of programs tailored to teaching children in creative ways.  Every year, AMSET's educational outreach programs reach thousands of children and adults. Programs such as Art-To-Go, Free Family Arts Day, and Art After School provide Southeast Texans with free access to educational art and free admission to their museum.

Check out AMSET's educational programs below.

For information, call (409) 832-3432 or email the Education Department. 

Art After School


Art After School is a multi-visit after school program available to all fourth-grade students in selected schools. 

Students come to AMSET for a series of intensive art experiences.

The students tour exhibits, become familiar with museum environments and create hands-on art activities. A highly successful program at AMSET, Art After School offers an enriching art opportunity unlike most participants have experienced.

Learn more about
Art After School here.


Art-To-Go is AMSET’s primary outreach program. This mobile program brings art education and hands-on art experience into classrooms, libraries, senior centers and neighborhood centers across our region. We think of Art-To-Go as our “seeding program,” sowing the seeds of art education and appreciation as broadly as possible.

Art-To-Go takes AMSET on the road!

To schedule Art-To-Go for your
organization, call (409) 832-3432
or fill out the online form here.

Summer Art Ventures

Family Arts Days

Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids’ Camp runs June to July.
The camp offers week-long, half-day workshops with fun gallery
tours and age-appropriate art activities. Children choose from many
many class options for quality, intensive art education experiences.

All courses are taught by professional artists, and the participants work closely with those respected area artists in a variety of media. It’s about learning and fun!


Family Arts Days are major events held quarterly and include art activities that are inspired by AMSET's four major exhibitions each year.  These family festivals combine exploration of the artwork on display, 

hands-on art activities for children and their families, face painting, free refreshments, and family oriented entertainment.  Admission to Family Arts Day is always free!

Click here for details on 
the next Family Arts Day.

C-Space Computer Lab

Head Start

C-Space houses iPads loaded with child-friendly art education and
simulated art-making applications. The service is free of charge, and
is offered during regular AMSET hours.

AMSET welcomes preschool children in the Head Start program
during the school year with tours and presentations by specially
trained, high-energy museum guides. AMSET loves to give all
children a head start in art.

Odom Junior Docents


From October through May, eighth-grade students from
Odom Academy in Beaumont, Texas visit AMSET monthly 
and gain valuable museum guide experience along the way. The
program culminates when the students are declared Junior Docents and guide their fellow sixth-grade students through AMSET’s exhibitions. 

Each May, AMSET exhibits artwork
created by the Junior Docents.

Learn more about OJDs here.

Protégé 2018 1st Place winner
Presley Landry
Port Neches-Groves High School

Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition is
organized annually to promoteand inspire 12th-grade artists
in our region for the past three decades.  

AMSET believes it is important that young artists have an early
opportunity to enter art competitions and to learn museum and 
exhibition practices.

Click here for Protégé Prospectus



AMSET offers tours to groups of many sizes, free of charge.
Reservations are required.

The education department will customize each tour to the age/educational level of your group. Hands-on art activities are offered to tour groups.

To schedule a tour,
please call (409) 832-3432 or
fill out the online tour request form.

Volunteers help make AMSET education programs a success.

To volunteer for any of the programs listed

 e-mail the Education Department

or call (409) 832-3432.

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