Education Program

The Niki Charitable Art Foundation’s Education Program offers free educational opportunities through online learning courses, Live online activity series, public art tours (currently postponed) and in-class teaching at K-12 schools though our partnerships with Art CORPS and ArtReach.

Drawing Break!

The Niki Charitable Art Foundation is hosting weekly live drawing sessions via Instagram at 1pm PST. Please follow us @niki_charitable_art_foundation to join the activity. Currently, we are exploring effects with watercolor.

All prior sessions are archived and available for view on our instagram story highlights for those who would like to catch up on their own. Or they may be viewed on our Guided Activities.

Lesson Plans

Visit our Lesson Plans to view art projects that can be done in school settings guided by education professionals, or at home with parental and instructional guidance, using simple materials. Among these projects are Printmaking & Letter-writing, Abstract Plaster Sculptures, and Found- material Assemblages. 

Online Art Lessons via ArtReach

In collaboration with ArtReach we have prepared a series of 5 free lessons for their Virtual Winter Camp for Teens that aim to give a creative outlet and encourage critical thinking about social and cultural topics. These prerecorded lessons will be made available through a private YouTube link on Friday, December 18th and emailed. Students can sign up at following link provided by ArtReach.

40 Free Art Kits that provide materials helpful for the lessons will also be available via contactless pickup on a first-come-first-serve basis. Pick up is Monday, December 14th through Friday, December 18th from 7 am – 3 pm at 2210 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

Photo: Children with Inflatable Nanas at Le Paradis Fantastique, Conservatory Garden Central Park, New York, May 1968. Photo: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust.