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Educator Professional Development
Tacoma Art Museum’s educator programs allow teachers to:
  • Learn how to integrate the teaching and assessment of visual arts into subject areas such as language arts, social studies, math, and science
  • Discover ways in which object-based learning enhances higher-order thinking skills, including creativity, persistence, craftsmanship, and problem solving
  • Practice interpreting artwork
  • Take part in hands-on studio art lessons
  • Leave with examples for the classroom, lesson plans, assessment tools, and additional resources for creating supplementary lessons

Clock hours are available for all professional development workshops and many other public programs.

 Educator Professional Development
The Art of Storytelling
Saturday, December 13, 10 am–1 pm
For centuries artists have created visual stories as a means of education, entertainment, and cultural preservation. Back by popular demand, award-winning artist and educator Becky Frehse will guide participants in creating a mixed-media collage art piece that will capture your story. Participants will have the opportunity to gain inspiration by viewing the museum’s newly opened Haub Family Galleries of Western American Art. Cost: $40 ($30 for members). Teachers can earn up to three clock hours by attending the workshop. Pre-registration is required; click here to register.
Learn about our free teacher lending library   

School Group Tours are generously supported by US Bancorp Foundation, The Safeco Insurance Foundation, The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation, Wheeler Charitable Trust, William Kilworth Foundation, and The Marco J. Heidner Foundation.

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