Designed for small groups, in-depth teacher workshops use the Museum's art collections and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated teacher packet and a certificate of participation. Lunch is provided. Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
2014–15 Fall/Spring Workshops for K–12 Educators
($45 MFAH members, $50 nonmembers)
• Saturday, October 11 | Artistic Light: Cameraless Photography
• Saturday, November 8 | A Brush with Houston: Plein Air Painting
• Saturday, February 21 | Pages of Possibility: Bookmaking and Altering
• Saturday, April 18 | The Figure in Full: No More Stick Figures!
• Middle School Level: Saturdays, October 4 & November 1 | “Learning Through Art at the MFAH” Workshop for Middle School Educators
• Elementary Level: Saturdays, November 8 & December 6 | “Learning Through Art at the MFAH” Workshop for Elementary Educators: Monet and the Seine
LTA/MFAH Workshops for Teachers
Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the Museum's collections of world art into classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. LTA/MFAH bridges disciplines and curriculums to enable students to explore key concepts in the real world context of the art museum while teaching literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies. Use the Museum’s elementary and middle school curriculum to integrate higher level cognitive skills, such as observing and organizing information, making predictions, and communicating ideas and thoughts with art inquiry methods to ultimately promote the students’ development of 21st-century skills that are needed to succeed in the world.
Through discussions on works of art from the MFAH collections and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH teacher training introduces TEKS and STAAR-aligned lessons that use the visual arts to teach students how to think critically and creatively as well as encourage self-confident, self-motivated, and self-disciplined learners.
Summer Mini-Conference for Teachers
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 29 & 30
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
At this annual two-day event, artists and art educators present multiple sessions on art-making, art history, and art education. Each session is based on works of art from the MFAH collections and includes a studio component, held at the Museum's Glassell School of Art. Registration for each session occurs onsite on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. Multiple workshops are repeated both days, with the opportunity to attend two 2.5-hour workshop sessions per day.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7590.
The “Learning Through Art” program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from Cameron International Corporation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.