Designed for small groups, in-depth teacher workshops introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and innovative teaching approaches through the exploration of the museum’s art collections and exhibitions. Workshops are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participant receives an illustrated teacher packet and certificate of participation. Lunch is provided. Unless otherwise noted, registration is $35 for MFAH Members, $40 for nonmembers. Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented. To register by mail, click here to download a registration form. To register online, click below.
Fall 2012 Workshops
• Saturday, September 22 "Just for Art Teachers—ME: Exploring Portraiture"
• Saturday, November 17 "Visual Expressions: Illustrating Prose"
• Saturday, December 1 WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
($45 MFAH Members, $50 nonmembers)
Spring 2013 Workshops
• Saturday, January 12 Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado
• Saturday, March 2 Picasso Black and White SOLD OUT
• Saturday, April 13 "Architecture, Art, and Folded Paper"
Spring 2013 Workshops
• Saturday, February 2 Learning Through Art at the MFAH—Beyond the Canvas: Elementary
• Saturday, March 2 Learning Through Art at the MFAH—Go Global: Elementary
• Saturday, April 27 Learning Through Art at the MFAH—Decoding Art Mysteries: Elementary
Summer 2013 Workshops
• Wednesday, June 12 Learning Through Art at the MFAH—19th Century Art in the 21st Century Classroom / Click here to register online.
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.
Lunch and a certificate of participation for 6 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development are provided at all "LTA/MFAH" teacher workshops. Registration is $35 for MFAH Members and $40 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.
Click here for a list of LTA/MFAH workshops available for your school/district. Workshops can be customized to address specific content areas, STAAR, etc. To discuss your needs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7588.
Summer Mini-Conference for Teachers
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 30 & 31, 2013
Cosponsored by the MFAH and the
Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)
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. 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.
Please check back for a list of available topics.
Registration is $50 per day. Fee includes materials, lunch, and a certificate of participation for 7 SBEC hours/ day. Educators may register for one or both days. Click here to register for Tuesday. Click here to register for Wednesday.
The Learning Through Art program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from The Boeing Company and the Chevron Corporation.
Teacher Workshops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston receive generous funding from Texas Commission on the Arts.
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.