Professional Development for Teachers

  • Consider ways you can incorporate visual art lessons in your class. How would you structure the class? What materials would you use and where would you obtain them? What other subjects would you incorporate?
  • Think of ways that visual art might address special needs of students in your classroom, for example, by bridging language barriers or developmental gaps, providing opportunities for different learning styles, or enabling students to express interests or feelings.
  • Take a class in a visual art activity or skill, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, or photography.
  • Visit a local visual art organization. Volunteer a few hours each month to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on how artists work.
  • Structure a session to explore how visual art specialists and classroom teachers can work together at your school.