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The Artis—Naples School Program reaches more than 46,000 students each year. Whether you are looking for a fun and informative school-time performance or hands-on projects that strengthen the ties between art and student’s everyday experiences, we have a program to meet your needs.


Please note that for all school-time performances, the purchase of ten student admissions entitles schools to one free adult admission.

For school group tickets and reservations of 10 or more, please contact Joy Ann Lawfer at 239-254-2642 or jlawfer@artisnaples.org.

For individual family purchases to School Programs, please contact Patron Services at 239-597-1900.

2017-18 Season


Sketching Sights and Sounds

A Fusion of the Arts

Up to eight art students will have the opportunity to attend various rehearsals that will serve as inspiration in creating works of art based on sensory experiences. Supported by Friends of Artis—Naples.

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Young Person's Concert

with the Naples Philharmonic
(3rd Grade Students)

The Conductor’s Spellbook. Before becoming one of the world’s greatest stringed-instrument makers, Young Tony Stradivarius finds a magical book of spells in Daniels Pavilion and uses it to control the orchestra. A great way to introduce classical music to young audiences, The Conductor’s Spellbook focuses on the “art of science” and includes information about the science behind the music.

  • September 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2017
    9:45am and 11:45am for school groups
    9:45am for homeschool and family groups
  • October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11 and 12, 2017
    9:45am and 11:45am for school groups
    9:45am for homeschool and family groups
  • Due to Hurricane Irma schedule impact, please call if you are interested in the Young Person’s Concerts.

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Magic Carpet—Percussion
School Concert

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Ages 3 through 9)

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids with instrument demonstrations.

  • Friday, September 8, 20179:45am

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There is a special performance for homeschoolers and families at the traditional Magic Carpet Family Concert.

  • Saturday, September 9, 201710am

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Trip to The Phil:
Dances from Around the World

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Elementary Grade Students)

The Naples Philharmonic celebrates a new school year by inviting local students to Hayes Hall for a full performance. A great way to introduce classical music to young people, Trip to the Phil will include selections from Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy and more — some of the greatest classical pieces in music.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 20179:45am and 11:45am
  • Wednesday, September 13, 20179:45am and 11:45am

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The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil series is generously underwritten by Ned and Cindy Lautenbach.


Trip to the Phil:
Dances from Around the World

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Middle School Students)

A program geared toward grades 5-8, this concert explores orchestral music in a way that’s relevant for today’s tween. Students will hear music from Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy and more during this exciting morning event.

  • Thursday, September 14, 20179:45am and 11:45am
  • Friday, September 15, 20179:45am and 11:45am

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The Naples Philharmonic Trip to the Phil series is generously underwritten by Ned and Cindy Lautenbach.


Magic Carpet—Brass
School Concert

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Ages 3 through 9)

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids with instrument demonstrations.

  • Friday, October 13, 20179:45am

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There is a special performance for homeschoolers and families at the traditional Magic Carpet Family Concert.

  • Saturday, October 14, 201710am

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LinkUp:
The Orchestra Swings

with the Naples Philharmonic
(4th Grade Students)

Local students are invited to LinkUp with Carnegie Hall and the Naples Philharmonic. This partnership unites the classroom with the concert hall and allows students to learn about the orchestra by becoming a part of it. Students learn to play an instrument in their classrooms and then perform with the Naples Philharmonic.

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    9:45am and 11:45am for school groups
    9:45am for homeschool and family groups
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    9:45am and 11:45am for school groups
    9:45am for homeschool and family groups

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Participation in this partnership is by application. Please call Joy Ann Lawfer, Education Coordinator, at 239-254-2643 or email jlawfer@artisnaples.org


So Much Drama:
Starcrossed

with the Naples Philharmonic
and Gulfshore Playhouse

(11th Grade Students)

The world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, finds new life in a magical meeting of theatre and music. World-class actors and musicians from Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic will tell this epic fable of feuding families and star-crossed lovers in four special performances.

  • Thursday, April 26, 20189:45am and 10:45am
  • Friday, April 27, 20189:45am and 10:45am

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Magic Carpet—Woodwinds
School Concert

with the Naples Philharmonic
(Ages 3 through 9)

The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids with instrument demonstrations.

  • Thursday, May 24, 20189:45am

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There is a special performance for homeschoolers and families at the traditional Magic Carpet Family Concert.

  • Saturday, May 26, 201810am

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ArtSmart

ArtSmart, The Baker Museum’s free art education outreach program, visits local schools and provides students with interactive presentations and hands-on art projects.

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Student Group Tours

The Baker Museum

Museum tours are free for school groups. Visits last approximately 1½ to 2 hours and include specialized guided tours and a related hands-on art activity when desired. Students learn about principles of art, history and culture. Participation is by school appointment. Please call Jessie Wozniak, Curator of Education, at 239-254-2621 or email jwozniak@artisnaples.org

Join

Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Give

Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Community

Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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