COCA’s educational programs included:

Field Trips


Teachers and art specialists were invited to schedule 45-minute group visits to Outside In: Paint for Peace.

Millstone Gallery at COCA

AUG 27–OCT 28, 2016
Sarah Bliss, 314.561.4859
Visits available Tuesday through Friday, 9:30AM, 11:00AM or 1:00PM
Ideal group size: 30 or fewer

Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

AUG 27–OCT 30, 2016
Terry Suhre, 314.516.5952
Visits available Monday through Friday, 10:00AM–4:00PM
Ideal group size: 30–35 people

Vaughn Cultural Center

SEP 2–NOV 4, 2016
Freida Wheaton, Director and Curator, 314.494.4660
Visits available Monday through Friday, 10:00AM–4:00PM
Ideal group size: no more than 40 people

Ferguson Youth Initiative

SEP 2–OCT 30, 2016
Ideal group size: can accommodate 20+ people
Dwayne James, 314.494.4762,
Visits available on Friday afternoons. Contact Dwayne to schedule visit time.

The Sheldon Art Galleries

OCT 7–NOV 19, 2016
Rebecca Gunter, Education Manager, 314.533.9900 ext. 18
Visits available by appointment
Ideal group size: One adult for every 10 kids, can accommodate large groups of 30–50

Missouri History Museum

AUG 27–OCT 30, 2016
The Missouri History Museum is displaying one panel in their entry lobby. Feel free to visit the work as part of a larger field trip to the museum.
Visits available during normal museum hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00AM–5:00PM and Tuesdays from 10:00AM–8:00PM.

In-School Residencies


In these 4-week residencies led by COCA teaching artists, students designed and created a large scale work of art. Through structured conversation, and as a part of the design process, students identified and created personally meaningful symbols to express the concepts explored in Outside In: Paint for Peace. Participating teachers had the opportunity to schedule a field trip for their students to visit the exhibition and receive a copy of Painting for Peace in Ferguson by Carol Swartout Klein. For questions, please contact Eileen Manganaro at 314.561.4880 or

Professional Development Workshop

WED, SEP 14, 2016 | K–8 TEACHERS | 4:30–7:00PM

Learn how to engage students in lessons and dialogue about COCA’s exhibit Outside In: Paint for Peace using visual art, observation and description. Participants were guided through a step-by-step art project, which they could later replicate in their classrooms. Throughout the workshop, teachers reflected on how to use these experiences as a point of integration with social studies and communication arts curricula. The two-and-a-half hour workshop was open to all educators for a registration fee of $30 and included work time with a teaching artist in the gallery. Additional questions? Please contact Janelle Velten at 314.561.4889 or


Educational Resources


Lesson Plan

Engage students in lessons and dialogue about COCA’s exhibit Outside In: Paint for Peace using visual art, observation and description.

View Lesson Plan

Family Resources and Book List from We Stories

We Stories uses the power of children’s literature to create conversation, change and hope in St. Louis as well as a stronger, more equitable and inclusive future for all. COCA partnered with We Stories to provide resources to help you and your family enjoy a more full and transformative experience of Outside In: Paint for Peace.

Download Recommended Reading & Resources


Exhibition Checklist

The Exhibition Checklist provides descriptions of each work of art featured at all of the Outside In: Paint for Peace presenting and program partners.

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Additional Resources
Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity Program (UMSL)
Painting for Peace in Ferguson Teaching Resources
What happened in Ferguson: Q&A (The New York Times)
Ferguson: A shooting that caused a nation to shudder (The New York Times)