Educator Programs & Workshops


MCASD offers a fun and engaging programs designed to support educators in bringing the arts into the classroom or out-of-school time learning environment. In addition, MCASD partners with the San Diego County Office of Education to host three Visual and Performing Arts Standards Workshops each year.

Educator First Look Tours

The first Thursday following an exhibition opening, MCASD offers free tours and admission for educators between 4:30 and 6 PM. These tours offer teachers in the formal school system, higher education faculty, and educators working in out-of-school time programs the opportunity to view and learn about the current exhibition prior to scheduling a group tour.* Please visit the Upcoming Events page for Educator First Look Tours dates.

*Teachers at independent schools and higher education faculty that attend and sign-in will receive a 15% discount on one guided Look/ Explore, ArtLab Workshop, or Focus Tour booked during the exhibition.

Visual and Performing Arts Standards Workshops

For reservations for any of the VAPA Standards workshops, please contact the Visual & Performing Arts Department, San Diego County Office of Education, at 858 292 3789.