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.
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 date. Payment is due three weeks in advance of your tour/workshop in order to hold your reservation.
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. The Bedford Gallery brings art to your classroom with Art in a Suitcase! Trained volunteers will bring 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 an Art in a Suitcase workshop for grade 2–5 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.
Generous funding provided by: