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Youth Tours

Over 3,000 children visit Bedford Gallery each year. Our talented group of volunteer docents tour children from the entire Bay Area, completing each visit with a stimulating art project. We welcome school groups from grades K-12, as well as scout troops, camps, clubs and other youth groups. Tours are $85 per group and scholarships are available. Thanks to generous funding by Diablo Regional Arts Association, tours for schools in Contra Costa County are now free! 

Tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Other days and times may be available by special arrangement. Tours are normally limited to 30 students. 

Chaperone Policy (School and other children's groups under the age of 12) 
One adult per six children, minimum. Adults accompanying children's groups are responsible for supervising children at all time. Additional adults are welcome to join. 
Cancellation Policy  A two-week notice is required to receive a refund. Our programs are flexible; we will work to meet special needs.

Generous funding provided by:    

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Art in a Suitcase workshops

The Bedford Gallery is dedicated to providing the Contra Costa County region with opportunities to learn about visual arts through varied and challenging educational programs. Art in a Suitcase is one exciting program that sends trained volunteers into Contra Costa County Schools with a specially designed suitcase that contains art supplies to complete an art project and learn about art masters. Currently there are three workshops offered:

Color is Cool - Students merge art and science with hands-on color mixing experimentation and painting activities. 
Make My Mark - Students will explore the expression of rhythm, movement, and emotion using one element of art... LINE!
The Color Poem Book- Students will create a book that explores feelings through color and poetry.

Art in a Suitcase workshops are offered at $85 per group, grades 2-5.

To schedule a workshop:

Tour requests can be sent to gallerytours@bedfordgallery.org 

Please include:
1. Name of school/organization and teacher
2. Contact name and information 
3. Preferred tour/workshop date and time
4. Size and age/grade level of group
5. Preferred workshop (if applicable)
6. Classroom number for each workshop (If applicable) 

Your reservation is confirmed when you received a written confirmation of the tour/workshop date. Payment is due three weeks in advance of your tour/workshop in order to hold your reservation.   

 


schedule a tour

To schedule a gallery tour for a K–12 group, please fill out this form

Your reservation is confirmed when you received a written confirmation of the tour/workshop date. Payment is due three weeks in advance of your tour/workshop in order to hold your reservation.

Descriptions of our exhibitions, curriculum connections and art project activities for youth tours coming soon!

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