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Maloof teens art projects

What are the Benefits of the Teen Advisors Program?

  1. A Place to learn, create, and foster your studio practice.

  2. The opportunity to work behind the scenes in a museum environment.

  3. Opportunities for Networking, and resume building experience.

  4. A place to congregate within a creative community.


Maloof Teen Advisors test  an art project for AN UPCOMING elementary school LESSON

Maloof teens at potter wheels


Maloof Teens experienced some excitement and challenges of the creative process

Maloof teen giving tour to students


MTAs share their knowledge with other high schoolers through discussions and tours of the house! Architecture, art and creatively landscaped grounds reveal the vision of Sam and Alfreda.



In 2010, the Museum began the “My Point of View/Mi Punto de Vista” program to serve high school students of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District as they explored the Museum’s Mexican Folk Art Collection within the historic home. Students not only learned about the artists and history behind the artwork, but also learned how to give tours of the home to other students. Participants, known as Maloof Teen Advisors, (MTAs) soon became intrigued by the rest of the Maloof’s collection, including original Maloof furniture and other artwork. Maloof Teens began to organize field trips for their CJUSD classes so more students could discover the Maloof Collection. In 2014, The Maloof began to offer summer internships for graduating high school seniors to give them an opportunity to work on specific projects leading MTA’s and working with the Maloof Education Team.


During regular meeting times outside of COVID-19, Maloof Teens meet weekly to learn about the Maloof home and story, go behind the scenes to aid in ongoing projects, create thematic tours for public events and programs, and test and develop lessons to help the Education Team. Today, these programs are for elementary schoolers in the IB program of the Ontario-Montclair School District. We continue to work remotely during COVID-19, planning and presenting activities over social media and Zoom! Over the past 11 years, Maloof Teens have had the opportunity to collaborate with other area organizations, including American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) and Bright Prospect in Pomona, the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District, and Project ARTstART, through the Claremont Museum of Art.

Connect with Us

Interested in getting involved? 


Contact Leslie Matamoros, Director of Museum Education

Maloof teens working with primary school students


Art is for all ages! The Maloof Education team provides elementary school children with interesting and engaging activities that make learning fun!

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