K-12 Programs

Interested in bringing the museum to your students during the 2020-21 school year? Read below for more about SUMA on the Go or send us an email at experiencesuma@suu.edu today! 

SUMA is designed to serve as a model laboratory for collections and exhibition research, educational programming, public school outreach and empirical evaluation of the visitor experience. The SUMA classroom is dedicated to educational programs in service to the museum, its mission and activities.


SUMA on the Go

Due to the closure of the Frehner Museum of Natural History, and SUMA’s commitment to ensure the safety of staff, students, and visitors alike, in-person tours at the museum have been modified. While we will miss seeing you in the museum, we still want to provide an educational experience for K-12 students in Iron County. That’s why we are taking SUMA on the go! Every teacher that signs up for a tour will receive a kit of art supplies and access to a video tour of the museum and guided art activity. Claim your kit by filling out the form below, and you can have a SUMA tour experience in your own classroom! If you have any questions, please email experiencesuma@suu.edu

The Spring 2021 virtual tour and activity will be centered around the various forms of printmaking found in SUMA's permanent collection, including woodcuts, lithography, and silkscreen. Students will study the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. After exploring behind the scenes at SUMA, students will focus on texture as they practice printmaking during the hands on activity.


Teacher Open House: Explore Printmaking and the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, January 27, 4-6 p.m.
Southern Utah Museum of Art

During the open house, teachers will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to view works from the permanent collection before stopping in the classroom to test out materials for the hands-on activity. Teachers will be able to pick up requested art kits, as well as meet the Learning & Experiences team at SUMA. Registration is recommended to ensure art kits are ready for pickup.

Please complete the form below to claim your art kit.