Distance Learning Program

For the 2021-22 academic year, USC PAM is pleased to offer a second year of our FREE virtual program, as a substitute for our in-person School Tours. The USC PAM Distance Learning Program is designed to bring the museum’s collection of Asian and Pacific art to students learning at home. Students will explore the diversity of Asian and Pacific cultures and develop critical thinking and analysis skills through looking at and making art. Grade-level appropriate themes will lead students in exploring different cultural artistic practices, making connections between core curricular content, and current issues facing students in order to build deeper empathy and intercultural understanding.

This three (3) part program consists of:

  1. Asynchronous pre-visit standards-based lesson to be led by the classroom teacher (virtually or in-person) 
  2. Live virtual close-looking discussion of select objects led by a specially trained museum docent
  3. Live virtual hands-on artmaking workshop led by a specially trained teaching artist

This program is offered to grades K-12 from Wednesday through Friday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am and uses the Zoom platform. Webex and Google Meets are available as needed. 

*If you use a video conferencing platform that is different from those listed above, please let us know in advance and we will determine if we can accommodate. 

Themes to select from based on grade level:

  • K-2: Animals in Asian and Pacific Art
  • 3-5: Nature in Asian and Pacific Art
  • 6-8: Exploring the Silk Road
  • 9-12: Untold Stories: Contemporary Asian Art

Art making workshops use easily accessible materials that students typically have at home or in the classroom, such as paper, pencils, crayons, glue, and recycled magazines/junk mail. They are designed to get students to think creatively, practice a new skill, and further their understanding and appreciation of Asian and Pacific art.

How to Schedule

Thank you for your interest in the USC PAM Distance Learning Program! We are currently booked through January 28, 2022. Please feel free to fill out an application and if slots open up, we will notify you.

Close-looking discussions (offered at 10:00am) and artmaking workshops (offered at 11:00am) can be scheduled on separate days.

*If the times of the program do not work with your class schedule, please indicate an alternative time in the application and we will get back to you with availability.

For questions, special requests, changes, and cancellations, please contact Janelle Sangalang, School Tours Coordinator, at jsangala@usc.edu.