Multple Visions: A Common Bond
Multple Visions: A Common Bond


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Virtual Classroom School Program 2020-2021

This year MOIFA is offering virtual classroom visits, as part of the Invite a DCA Educator, for grades K-6 on a variety of Folk Art topics.

Go to to see all MOIFA and DCA offerings (Department of Cultural Affairs) which includes eight museums, seven historic sites, New Mexico Arts, the Office of Archeological Studies, the Historic Preservation Division, and the New Mexico State Library. Teachers fill out the “Invite a DCA Educator” form. Requests will be forwarded to MOIFA or the appropriate institution, which would then coordinate with the teachers. MOIFA will continue to add new classroom offerings this fall, so stay tuned!

Teacher Workshops  2020-2021

MOIFA will be offering virtual Folk Art workshops for teachers throughout the school year. Zoom workshops are limited to fifteen teachers and will include a Folk Art kit.  Contact Patricia Sigala at if you are interested in participating in a workshop. 

Educational Groups- postponed until museum returns to normal operation

Classes are encouraged to visit the museum, with or without a docent. There is no charge for New Mexico educational groups attending the museum with their instructor and/or adult chaperones. The museum requires at least 1 chaperone for every 8 students. Parents, chaperones, and adult helpers are also admitted free when accompanying an educational group!

Docent led tours are free with your visit, and can be tailored to the interest or study topic of the group. Educational groups from outside New Mexico qualify for a group discount. To arrange a group tour contact: Dawn Kaufmann, Educator/ Docent Program via email or phone 505-476-1207. 

Outreach Trunks

Folk Art Outreach Trunks are available for area educators to check out to use in the classroom. These include hands-on objects, lesson plans, books, and DVDs. To check out an outreach trunk, please contact: Patricia Sigala, Educator/Community Outreach via e-mail

Available Trunks Include:

іCarnaval! :This vibrant celebration explores carnival traditions being carried out today in eight different communities in Europe and the Americas.  No hands-on objects or Outreach Trunk. Crystal Productions Curriculum includes, DVD, lesson plan, images. 

Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica: Explore the rich and complex history and culture that led to one of the most enduring art forms: Mayólica, tin-enameled earthenware.  Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on ceramics.

Dancing Shadow, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia: Wayang Kulit are flat leather puppets, elaborately decorated and perforated, casting intricate and dramatic shadow when used in performances.  They are used to tell some of the oldest stories in the world.  Learn about how the puppets are made, the role of the dhalang (puppeteer), and the gamelan orchestras.  Outreach Trunk includes, puppets, puppet screen, lesson plan, images and books.

Hispanic Folk Arts and the Environment: Four (4) separate kits: 1) Adobe 2) Foodways  3) Land, River, and Hispanic Settlement 4) Weaving.  Each Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on objects.

Masks: Cultures all over the world integrate masked processions with celebrations that mark religious occasions, seasonal changes, historical events and spontaneous revelry.  Outreach Trunk includes, lesson plan, books and hands-on masks.

Recycled, Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap: Interdisciplinary Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, lesson plan, images, magnetic board/games and hands-on recycling objects.

Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal: In-depth story of folk artists in India called patuas, who are keeping an age-old tradition alive in a rapidly changing landscape.  These itinerant artists create vivid scroll painting and accompany the unrolling of their art work with singing and storytelling.  Magnetic storyboard, scrolls and artist tools included in Outreach Kit.

For more information about any of these programs, or, to be added to our mailing list, please contact: Educator/Community Outreach Patricia Sigala at 505-476-1212, or e-mail .