Youth Outreach

For more than 29 years, the Phippen Museum has pursued the preservation and presentation of the art and heritage of the American West. And to enhance this mission, the museum has also concentrated on creating appropriate art programming and resources for area schoolchildren.

So bring the excitement of the Phippen Museum into your classroom with this free program. Learning experiences last approximately 60 minutes and can be scheduled 9AM-3PM, Tuesday through Friday depending on staff availability. Phippen staff or docent volunteers will provide your students with all the materials and instruction needed. To book an Outreach program, or for more information, please call the museum.

The Phippen Museum also facilitates field trips to the museum. Through a generous anonymous donation, the Phippen continues to provide paid bus transportation to the museum for local schoolchildren and offering docent-led, guided tours and hands-on, interactive art workshops. Whether learning about Arizona topography while drawing their own treasure maps, exploring Native American culture while creating Corn Husk Dolls, or studying the role of horses in the west while painting their own ponies, these unique programs combine the art, heritage, and history of the west in comprehensive school projects.

Students see these free projects as a welcome respite from their regular schoolwork, but these workshops actually provide hands-on learning that broadens their horizons, enriches their lives, and introduces them to new opportunities and experiences.

For more information on educational outreach, please contact the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, at (928) 778-1385.