Mobile Arts Program

For over 25 years, our Mobile Arts Program (MAP) has served the greater San Antonio area by taking art to the community. We make art education portable by “mobilizing” art teachers and sending them into area schools, shelters, community centers, libraries, and other sites at a very reasonable cost.

MAP provides hands-on learning and demonstrations by practicing artists to deliver high-quality educational programming that complements classroom curriculums. Each year, MAP participants learn color theory, composition, form and more, in media such as book arts, drawing and painting, clay, sculpture, weaving and design.

If you are interested in contracting the MAP program to visit your school, program, or community, please contact Director of Young Artist Programs Patricia Morales by emailing

Kids Initiating Design Solutions (KIDS) Elementary Architecture Program

KIDS is an architecture-based program offered to 3rd and 5th grade students where participants learn art and design concepts by way of exploring the built world. Participating students demonstrate newly acquired knowledge and skills by creating unique and imaginative structural models, and by engaging in thoughtful discussion with the teaching team and their peers.

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Confluence Park - The Nature of Art

Nature of Art is a camp like no other! Explore your surroundings at the inspiring and beautifully designed Confluence Park. Students will delve into nature through artistic practice and fill their days with nature walks, science and art based projects, movement and visits from local nature and animal advocates and educators. The program is one week long Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm daily. Each week of this camp will take place in person at Confluence Park located at 310 W. Mitchell St.

Tuition Assistance

A limited number of scholarships for tuition assistance are available annually for Summer Art Studios and are available the first Friday of December. Scholarships are available for community members who qualify. Those interested in more information may contact Patricia Morales,

Become an Adjunct Instructor

We're always looking for talented and passionate educators who want to share their knowledge with students in our Mobile Arts Program. If you are interested in becoming an on-call, adjunct instructor, please review the full job description and information on how to apply provided below:

UTSA is accepting applications for on-call adjunct instructors to teach and manage the operational details of education programs, workshops and classes in conjunction with our Mobile Arts Program. We currently have opportunities for teaching artists to work with diverse students at school sites and community centers. A majority of our teaching opportunities are located on a campus and occur after school, between the hours of 3:30pm and 6pm. We have strong support and partnership with school site managers, teachers, counselors and principals who are eager to meet our teaching artists!

At each site, you will represent UTSA and will be expected to share knowledge about the visual arts, as well as information about offerings, such as scholarship programs, Saturday Morning Discovery and Summer Art Studios. Adjunct instructors are responsible for operational details, including setting up of the classroom/space, preparing and organizing necessary supplies, cleaning up after class, and evaluating and documenting class success. It is expected that MAP presented by SSA are engaging and often interactive, while providing a learning opportunity for students. In addition to MAP, there are many other opportunities to partner with us in providing quality arts education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Available to work weekday afternoons (M-F) between the hours of 3pm and 6:00pm
  • A degree in Art, Art History or Education is preferred (we may consider experience and/or students who are pursuing these degrees and have a strong visual arts background)
  • Flexibility to work at multiple sites and for varying lengths of time (partnership agreements between SSA and the organizations we serve may be as long six (6) months, or as short as one (1) month)
  • Personable, outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Reliable, responsible and organized, with a desire to learn and be a team player
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time and to lift up to 25 pounds
  • A love for teaching kids (experience with elementary, middle school a plus!)
  • Ability to pass a background check

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