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The Appleton is pleased to provide enriching educational resources to teachers, schools, homeschoolers and parents. Whether students come to us, or we bring the wonder of the Appleton to your school, we help the world of art come alive for young people. 

To learn more, please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or mutchh@cf.edu 

Teaching Posters and Lesson Plans

Thanks to generous funding from the David & Lisa Midgett Foundation and another anonymous donor, two free teaching posters are currently available.

Bruce Mozert Teaching Poster
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“Primary Color” Teaching Poster
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Lesson plans and other educational materials that supplement exhibitions on view at the museum are also available, as well as topics to inspire core-curriculum and art teachers. 

Please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or mutchh@cf.edu, to discuss your interests and we’ll be happy to send you more information.

Field Trips

The College of Central Florida is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemicAt this time, in-person field trips and tours are temporarily suspended through the spring and the Artspace is closed, but we continue to offer online workshops and programming. Click here to read the full CF Update on COVID-19.

Guidelines for Youth Visits

Bus Reimbursement Program

The Appleton offers reimbursement to Marion County Schools for bus costs incurred by field trips to the Appleton. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for reimbursement, please contact Hollis Mutch, 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or mutchh@cf.edu, for more information.

The Bus Reimbursement Program has been made possible through a generous donation by the Mary B. Kraus Family.

Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program

The Appleton can bring the museum to you. Trained instructors will visit your school to tell stories, share hands-on artifacts and provide educational materials for teachers.

We have four programs for grades 3-6 that introduce students to various art collections:

  •     Africa: An introduction to life on a large continent
  •     Ancient Middle America: The history of the Maya and other Central American people
  •     Asia: The elegant cultures of China and Japan
  •     Ancient Civilizations: How the art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome influence us today

Presentations are intended for 25-30 students and should last one class period. There should be no more than three classes per visit. Presentations for high school students available by request.

The Appleton-On-The-Go Outreach Program is free and made possible thanks to grant funding provided by Marion Cultural Alliance and other donors, as well as the work of museum educators and docents.

Explore Our Classes

Teaching Tuesday: How to Draw a Dog

March 2, 2021
Tuesday,  10 a.m.

Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for an art project that you can do with (or without) your little ones using basic art and craft supplies. Our March 2 project will show you step-by-step instructions for drawing a dog.

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Teaching Tuesday: How to Draw a Dog: Learn More

Teaching Tuesday: Collage Dog

March 9, 2021
Tuesday,  10 a.m.

Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for an art project that you can do with (or without) your little ones using basic art and craft supplies. Our March 9 project will show you how to use found materials and art supplies to create a collage dog, inspired by artist Leo Sewell.

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Teaching Tuesday: Collage Dog: Learn More

Teaching Tuesday: Color Collage

March 16, 2021
Tuesday,  10 a.m.

Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for an art project that you can do with (or without) your little ones using basic art and craft supplies. Our March 16 project will show you how to create a colorful collage inspired by artist Romare Bearden.

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Teaching Tuesday: Color Collage: Learn More

Teaching Tuesday: Splat Monster

March 23, 2021
Tuesday,  10 a.m.

Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for an art project that you can do with (or without) your little ones using basic art and craft supplies. Our March 23 project will show you how to create a cool splat monster.

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Teaching Tuesday: Splat Monster: Learn More

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