di Rosa offers in-person and virtual student visits that provide conversational, active learning with art. In-person and virtual visits invite school-age students to make connections between art, curriculum, social and cultural contexts, and their lives. Open-ended conversations sparked by compelling works of art encourage students to construct interpretations, use critical thinking and evidential reasoning, and develop social and emotional skills.    

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In Person Visits

In-person tours are led by a di Rosa Gallery Teacher.
A typical tour experience is 75-90 minutes.

  • In-person tours are $3 per student and are free for schools with demonstrated financial need.
  • We ask that you submit your reservation a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • Please let us know your selection from the below menu of in-person tour options.
  • To schedule, fill out our online request form
  • Questions?  Email education@dirosaart.org or call (707) 226-5991 x24
Enrich Your Students’ Visit
  • di Rosa Studio
    Add a 30 minute studio to your experience for $2 per student. This option is designed to complement what your students will see and discuss during their visit.
  • Picnic
    Need a place for lunch? Groups are welcome to reserve the Olive Grove for a 30-minute brown-bag picnic after exploring the galleries and grounds. This option is free of charge and weather permitting. All trash, compost, and recycling must be packed out.

Virtual Visits

Virtual tours take place over Zoom and are led by a di Rosa Educator. A typical tour experience is 30 minutes, but we ask that you reserve 45 minutes in your schedule to allow time for set up and introductions. di Rosa staff will set up a Zoom meeting room for your designated date and time and will share the link in advance via email.

Your di Rosa educator will use Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to show high resolution images, videos, and in person chat of 3-4 pre-selected works of art from the di Rosa’s collection or special exhibition. Students will be guided through close looking and interpretation exercises as they discuss each artwork.

  • Virtual tours are a flat rate of $25 per class and are free for schools with demonstrated financial need.
  • We ask that you submit your reservation a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • To schedule, email visit@dirosaart.org or call (707) 226-5991 x25

In-person School Visit Menu

@ di Rosa

What makes di Rosa unique? Students will sample di Rosa collection works representative of key art movements in Northern California such as Bay Area Figuration, Funk, and Assemblage, and gain insights about the history of the property. Recommended for grades 3-12. 

Our Contemporary Moment

Our Contemporary Moment asks students to consider the role of social justice in art. This virtual visit will encourage students to analyze the issue/s presented in works of art and consider the viewpoint/s of the artist/s who created it. A pre-visit lesson is provided to contextualize the learning experience. Recommended for grades 6-12.

Art Lit

Each Art Lit lesson uses one picture book to seamlessly incorporate visual literacy with language arts and social and emotional learning. This virtual visit brings both art and literacy to life through reading, looking, and discussion. Choose From PK / K: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Journey by Aaron Becker Grades 1 / 2: The Garden of Abdul Gazasi, by Chris Van Allsburg