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Distance Learning

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers students and teachers several ways to connect across the state and around the world. See distance learning offerings below.



Artists in Process is inspired by the flipped classroom and blended learning models emphasizing individualized learning at the NCMA. During the course, students will explore the artistic process through online discussion forums, videos, hands-on art making, and a museum visit.

High School Online Courses: The NCMA and the North Carolina Virtual Public School collaborated to develop semester long, for-credit courses. Topics include: photography, fashion, and game design.


Virtual Field Trips: Join the NCMA live from the galleries and direct to your classroom. Topics include:

All About Virtual Field Trips (for teachers)

Ancient Mosaics and Early Math (K-2)

Art Scientists (3-5)

Custom Virtual Field Trip (any grade level)

Gaining STEAM from Ancient Egyptian Artifacts (6-8)

Perspectives: Understanding African-American Experiences through Art (9-12)


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Program must be requested 2 weeks prior to the lesson date.

North Carolina public schools whose ratio of low-income students has been determined by the state Department of Public Instruction as 60% or higher may be considered for a scholarship to cover the cost of the program. Please indicate in your email if you are eligible and interested in a scholarship.





Online Courses

Visual Literacy: Making Connections with Works of Art:  This online course will introduce a variety of engagement strategies to facilitate deeper inquiry into works of art. Teachers can receive 10 hours of participation (1 CEU) in Art or Literacy upon completion. Runs each October–November.

“Art and Science” Minicourses: The NCMA offers educators a series of minicourses on the connections between art and science. Participants explore topics through inquiry-based learning in an online community while gaining valuable classroom connections.

Course topics are as follows:

  • Art and the Science of Looking
  • Art and Systems
  • Art and Physics
  • Art and Ecology
  • Art and Nature

Runs February 19–April 16, 2019.


Videoconferences for Educators

Strengthen your district’s professional development plan by scheduling an interactive videoconference for your staff with the NCMA. Complimentary sessions are 30-60 minutes in length.

Contact: Kristen Smith, 919-664-6771 or email

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