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Free inStill School Experiences for Grades K-12

Experience the Clyfford Still Museum with your K-12 students!

Explore awe-inspiring art and joyful hands-on experiences with your class at the Clyfford Still Museum, located in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District.

  • inStill Gallery Experiences at the Museum and inStill Live virtual experiences are available Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • In-person and virtual experiences are FREE to schools and bus funds are available.
  • Bilingual educators can facilitate lessons in both English and Spanish.
  • Students receive a sketchbook and a pass to return with their families for free.

How are inStill Gallery Experiences unique?

  • Interactive experiences: Students take the lead in looking, thinking, and sharing their ideas during hands-on participatory workshops.
  • Every student has a voice: Small groups and a high teacher-to-student ratio allow every student to be heard and have their thoughts valued.
  • Joy and awe: Our skillful educators provide opportunities for students to feel the wonder of art experiences and make connections to their own lives.

Lesson for Grades K-5: You Are an Artist!

Students will explore all the ways they can be artists. Young artists will explore their imaginations, look closely at Clyfford Still’s art, and express their ideas. Every artist will receive a sketchbook to record their observations and ideas.

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Lesson for Grades 6-12: Art and Ideas

Students will explore the ways artists communicate ideas and how viewers interpret them. Teachers and students can choose from a menu of mini-workshops that invite students to develop and share interpretations of Still’s art, uncover historical context, reflect on their identities and communities, and create their own artistic responses.

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Virtual pre-visit experiences are available, or you can request a standalone online experience of either lesson for grades K-5 or 6-12.

Reserve a spot for FREE pre-k pilot visits!

In August 2024, we will begin piloting our new pre-k inStill Gallery Experience. We are currently working with eleven teachers at seven schools to develop our fun, hands-on, developmentally appropriate, pre-k program. We are now accepting booking requests for August–December 2024. Reserve your spot today! Full implementation will begin in January 2025.

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Resources and Professional Development

The Clyfford Still Museum is a resource to all educators through our inStill programs, teacher professional learning workshops, and online tools. CSM teacher programs explore big ideas about art, teaching, and learning while providing practical applications and teaching tools. We offer a range of opportunities for school districts, schools, and individual teachers to connect, explore, and find inspiration.

Teachers always receive discounted Museum admission of $6 and can receive $10 off any membership level.

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Instill is supported by:

SCFD logo - image of a bear with the words We fund culture SCFD The Anschutz Foundation Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee