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.
Teacher Workshops ($45 MFAH members, $50 nonmembers)
• Saturday, December 7, 2013 | Early 20th-Century Modern Design—Just for Art Teachers
• Saturday, January 18 | Teacher Workshop “Patterns of Culture”
• Saturday, March 1 | Teacher Workshop “A View from All Sides This workshop has been canceled. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
• Saturday, April 5 | Teacher Workshop “John Singer Sargent” > Register here
Spring 2014 Learning Through Art Workshops ($15 MFAH members, $20 nonmembers)
► Learn more & register for spring workshops
• Saturday, January 18: Learning Through Art at the MFAH—"The Age of Impressionism" | SOLD OUT
• Saturday, March 1: Learning Through Art at the MFAH—"Unlocking STEAM Standards by Decoding Art Mysteries"
• Saturday, April 5: Learning Through Art at the MFAH—"Giving 19th-Century Art Some 21st-Century STEAM"
LTA/MFAH Workshops for Teachers
Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the Museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the Museum´s galleries and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH elementary-level 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. 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 curriculum, Learning Through Art at the MFAH, 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.
A certificate of participation for 3 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development is provided at all "LTA/MFAH" teacher workshops. Registration is $15 for MFAH members and $20 for nonmembers. Please reserve your seat ahead of time.Top
Summer Mini-Conference for Teachers
Cosponsored by the MFAH and the
Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)
At this annual two-day event, artists and art educators present 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. Session topics include ceramics, drawing in the galleries, painting, jewelry making, printmaking, and more. Registration for each session occurs on-site 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 2½-hour workshop sessions per conference day.
Registration ($50 per day) includes materials, lunch, and a certificate of participation for 6 SBEC hours/day. Educators may register for one or both days. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7590.Top
The “Learning Through Art” program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from Cameron International Corporation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
The Middle School Summer Institute is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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.Top