The Museum coordinates outreach programs as a service to those who do not have the opportunity to visit the Museum. For established after-care centers, the Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece Roadshow assists students (grades 3-5 and 6-12) in learning how to look at art and create their own masterpieces. Currently, the Museum is engaged in partnerships with:
- Youth Activity Center in Boca Raton
- Milagro Center in Delray Beach
- Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in Boca Raton
The Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece Roadshow provides visual arts programming to after school students. Currently the Museum partners with the Milagro Center in Delray Beach, the Youth Activity Center at Veterans Park in Boca Raton, and the Florence Fuller Development Center, both the east and west sites in Boca Raton. These facilities provide after school activities for students from local schools. The goals of the Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece Roadshow program are to assist the children (grades 3-5 and 6-12) in learning how to look at art by facilitating critical thinking skills, exploring visual thinking strategies, practicing aesthetic scanning and becoming lifelong Museum visitors.
Through a PowerPoint presentation, the participants learn about a master from the Museum’s Permanent collection. Concentrating on that specific artist for two weeks, the children create their own artworks in the style of the focus artist with the support of a Museum art instructor. Following each six week session, the children visit the Museum for a docent-led tour to view the original artwork.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is committed to forging partnerships with schools interested in developing ways the Museum can become a significant resource for enhancing the curriculum and learning skills of their students by using visual art. Programs within a school and visits to the Museum are designed specifically to address the needs of each school.