Asian Art Museum | Education

The best of Asian art at the tip of your fingers for use in the classroom or at home.

Sign up

In My Resources you can save the content you like all in one place. Get started by creating an account.

Create a new account

Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.

Arts Education Resource Fair

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 4–6 PM

Connect with teachers, artists, organizations, parents and students to learn more about the rich variety of arts organizations working throughout San Francisco. This event is a partnership among the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission, and the San Francisco Unified School District.

Register Now


Teacher Workshop: Islamic World Papermaking
Saturday, February 11, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
$10, free for teacher members,  pre-registration required

Join artist Radha Pandey for a short lecture and demonstration of traditional papermaking from the Islamic world. Then, tour the museum’s collection with a special focus on works on paper. This workshop includes the demonstration, gallery tour, curriculum resources and a light breakfast. Presented in partnership with UC Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies

Register Now


Teacher Workshop: Comparing the Han and Roman Empires
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
$15, free for Teacher Members, pre-registration required

Uncover what life was like during the Han dynasty and learn what luxury burial objects can tell us about culture and daily life in China’s most powerful ancient empire. Participants will compare and contrast the Han and Roman Empires. Then, tour the special exhibition Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty. Presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, this workshop includes a gallery tour, curriculum resources, a continental breakfast and light lunch.

Register Now


Teacher Workshop: Teaching Sikh History and the Immigrant Experience
Saturday, March 25, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
$10 (free for teacher members), pre-registration required

Trace the rich artistic traditions of the Sikhs, starting with the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, with a gallery tour of the exhibition Saints and Kings: Art, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs. Then, unpack the experiences of Sikh immigrant communities in 20th- and 21st-century California. This workshop includes a gallery tour, and presentations by Dr. Nicole Ranganath of the UC Davis Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive, Dr. Jasbir Kang from the Pubjabi American Heritage Society, and Erin Vong of Voice of Witness. Participants will receive curriculum resources and a light breakfast. 

Register Now