a.r.t.s lesson plans + Archives

about the program

The Kimball Art Center developed the A.R.T.S. program to provide art education to Utah public, private and home schools, and youth organizations by extending the learning experience inherent in our Main Gallery exhibitions.

A trained staff member provides an engaging dialogue about the current exhibition. Following the conversation, each group participates in an art project designed to accompany and explore further the themes of the exhibition through hands-on learning. A.R.T.S. tours occur onsite at the Kimball as well as offsite at various schools statewide.

The Kimball provides grade specific (K-12) lesson plans for each Main Gallery exhibition throughout the year using visual art concepts interweaved with core-curriculum subject matter to engage educators and students. Lesson plans are available to download from our website for easy access.

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tours + classroom visits

A.R.T.S Tours are available for all schools, educational programs and clubs in the Park City and Salt Lake City areas. We do our best to accommodate requests for visits from schools outside these areas as well and have traveled into Wyoming, Rich County, Santaquin, and Ogden. If you are interested, simply call us and we will do our best to accommodate your school!

All school tours are free, with the exception of transportation. The Kimball can accommodate up to 60 students per visit. For larger groups, please call for more information. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made at least a week in advance, although more notice is suggested in order to accommodate schedules.

Tours are available for scheduling Monday through Friday. Please contact the Education Coordinator to schedule your tour or to get more information at 435.649.8882 x113 or karen.southam@kimballartcenter.org. You may also book a tour online as well.

We are here to bring visual art back into your schools and look forward to visiting! It is as simple as a phone call or email away!


The Kimball Art Center is free of admission and encourages teachers to organize chaperones for A.R.T.S. School Tours to the Kimball Art Center. A general rule is that we request one chaperone for every 15 students. For younger age groups (pre – 2) we request one chaperone for every 5 students. Please inquire for more information when booking your tour. Admission is free for all visitors to the Kimball Art Center.

If A.R.T.S. Tours are conducted in school, chaperones are not required, but teachers are required to stay in the classroom and participate in lessons to strengthen visual arts integration in core subjects they are teaching.

Lunch Areas

The Kimball Art Center has outdoor (seasonal) and indoor areas for lunches. Food and drink is not permitted in the majority of exhibition areas.

The a.r.t.s. program has been made possible thanks to the generous support from the following