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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
Print It!
Saturday, April 5, 10 am–1 pm
Back by popular demand! Create your own screen print masterpiece with Bryce MacDonald and Alex Tursi while learning about the step-by-step printmaking process. Cost: $35 ($25 for members) Teachers can earn three clock hours. Tickets
Mixed Media Collage with Maura McGurk
Saturday, April 12, 11 am
Start your own art journal using found images, scrap paper, and other mixed media techniques. Artists working in all mediums at different skill levels are encouraged to attend this workshop. Cost: $35 ($25 for members) Teachers can earn three clock hours. Tickets
Gardening with Native Plants Workshop with Elise Krohn
Saturday, April 26, 10:30 am
Get your hands dirty learning about medicinal and edible Northwest plants from Elise Krohn, from Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension. There will also be recipes and samples of native food dishes, teas, and topical medicines. Cost: $35 ($25 for members) Teachers can earn three clock hours. Tickets
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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