CityArts and WAM Art Experience

WAM and CityArts partner for a unique art experience just for high school students. Take a tour at WAM exploring the American painting collection; then head to CityArts for a painting session with a teaching artist. Cost for class session is $5 per student; WAM tour is free of charge and busing to both locations is free after reimbursement. Please allow a total of three hours. Tour registration is through Elizabeth Daniel at CityArts at or 316-350-3244. For further information, email

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • :

Program Details

American art | Art

Appropriate for ages: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: Generally 20 or less; more with advance notice
Costs: WAM visit free; CityArts studio program $5/student. One adult chaperone is required for every ten students at the museum. Apply to WAM for free bus reimbursement.
Available Tuesday-Friday
Field Trip


Wichita Art Museum

1400 W. Museum Blvd.

Wichita KS 67203

Phone: (316) 268-4921

Fax: (316) 268-4980

Hours: Sunday noon-5 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; closed Monday



Contact: Courtney Spousta, curator of education

Reservations: (316) 268-4907

The museum offers free school tours for kindergarten through college, both guided and self-guided. Guided tours focus on WAM?s premier American art collection and special traveling exhibitions. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups, generally last one hour depending on grade level, and are led by trained tour guides and museum educators.

Art is a powerful way to spark critical thinking and enhance the curriculum content at every grade level and across subject areas.

The development of critical thinking skills is now recognized as an essential component in the education of young students.

The Wichita Art Museum is an educational institution, and tours for students and teachers are a crucial part of educational outreach. WAM wants every student to have an enriching, dynamic museum visit.

Teachers are encouraged to see the museum as an extended classroom to help meet state standards as well as build critical thinking and visual literacy. WAM’s resources are here for you!

TO LEARN MORE about the tour add-on components, or discuss creative ways for students to engage in learning at WAM, please contact Courtney Spousta, curator of education, at 316-268-4907 or by emailing You can request a tour online at

Art Mix

Looking for extra ways to spark creativity while at WAM? Try a special hands-on activity to expand learning. Students roll up their sleeves and experiment with media, techniques, and concepts of art in projects linked to their gallery tour experience. Materials cost per student is $5. Need a scholarship? Support is possible with demonstrated need.


Arts Partners | 903 S Edgemoor, Suite 907 Wichita, KS 67218

Site by RSM Marketing.

This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Board of directors

Jan-Maeve Saggerson

Tim Rogers

Lai-L Daugherty

Teresa Seymour

Rodney Horton

Chris Wendt