Public Programs


Free Outreach Programs

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The Stark Museum of Art is proud to partner with the Orange Service League to provide FREE outreach programs for 1st grade students during Spring 2016 to classrooms in Orange County, Texas. Each program includes a hands-on studio art experience taught by an art museum educator. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pysanky and Patterns!

Explore the use of color, shape and line in this one hour looking and making experience that studies the Ukrainian art of Pysanky! Traditional Ukranian Pysanky artists created folk art on eggshells with the careful use of symbols. Many colors, shapes and patterns have specific meanings. First grade students will connect history to the arts through a pattern-making activity that also explores the use of color, shape, line, repetition and symbols. This program is available only for 1st grade classrooms in Spring 2016.

To schedule your program or for more information, please email Jennifer Restauri, Curator of Education, at

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Family and Children Programs



Scout Offerings

Boy-Scout-with-Jen-Weaving-IMG_5148-WEBStark Museum of Art Scout Programs
The Stark Museum of Art offers a number of badge and patch programs for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. During these programs, scouts will either earn or complete the majority of requirements for badges. Programs are $10.00 per scout and $5.00 per chaperone. A minimum of eight scouts per group is required to schedule a program along with two weeks advanced notice.
Badge and patch programs are listed below. To learn more or schedule a program, please contact the SMA Education Department at 409.221.6685 or
Boy Scouts Merit Badge Programs:
Stark Museum of Art Educators are certified merit badge counselors in Art, Textile, Pottery, and Communication. Merit Badge programs are day-long programs, and troops should pack a lunch for a half-hour lunch break.
The Museum offers merit badge workshops for the following areas:

  • Art
  • Textile
  • Pottery
  • Communication (with The W.H. Stark House)

Girls-Scout-with-Sherrill-Weaving-IMG_5510-WEBGirl Scouts Badges:
The Stark Museum of Art offers a wide range of programs for Girl Scouts of all ages. Programs for Girl Scouts are approximately 3 hours and may include badges. (Blended Girl Scout troops can participate in badge programs, but additional chaperones are required. Girl Scouts ineligible for the badge will receive a fun patch for their participation.)
The Museum offers the following badge programs:

  • Brownie – Painting
  • Brownie – Potter
  • Junior – Jeweler
  • Junior – Drawing
  • Cadette – Book Artist
  • Senior – Textile Artist

Stark Museum of Art Patch
During this two hour program, scout groups tour the Museum and participate in a studio art experience. For completing this program, all scouts are awarded a Stark Museum of Art patch. This program is ideal for elementary aged scouts.
Stark Museum of Art Patch programs are $5.00 per scout and $5.00 per chaperone. A minimum of eight scouts per group is required to schedule a program along with two weeks advanced notice.