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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, Make My Mark, and The Color Poem Book. Art in a Suitcase workshops are offered at $85 per group, grades 2-5.

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To schedule a workshop:

Tour requests can be sent to 

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.