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Learning Through Art Teacher Workshops
 
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Throughout the year, the MFAH offers workshops on the LTA/MFAH curriculum. These workshops are open to any educator. Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (LTA/MFAH) is an innovative, interdisciplinary, art-centered curriculum for grades 1–6. LTA/MFAH connects the museum’s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Educators explore the museum’s galleries, participate in hands-on activities, and learn new teaching techniques.

All participants receive a certificate of participation for 6 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development. Lunch is provided. Registration is $25 for MFAH Members and $30 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.

Summer 2012 Workshops

• Learning Through Art at the MFAH- ARTiculation, Tuesday, June 19, 9 am to 3 pm 
Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Tour the Americas, Wednesday, June 20, 9 am to 3 pm 
Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Window on the World, Friday, June 22, 9 am to 3 pm
Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Beyond the Canvas, Tuesday, June 26, 9 am to 3 pm
Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Go Global, Wednesday, June 27, 9 am to 3 pm
Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Decoding Art Mysteries, Friday, June 29, 9 am to 3 pm

For a more detailed description of the various LTA/MFAH workshops, click here.

To register visit the Teacher Workshop page

Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is generously funded by the Chevron Corporation.

 
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Workshops for Schools and Districts

Learning Through Art at the MFAH connects the museum’s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. The MFAH offers workshops on the LTA curriculum throughout the year. Workshops based on the curriculum are conducted at the museum, schools, and district facilities. These workshops may be specially designed to suit the needs and interests of the group and can be tailored based on subject area, goals, and grade levels. Contact resource@mfah.org to schedule your LTA training. Through tours of the museum´s galleries and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA elementary-level teacher training introduces TEKS-aligned lessons that use the visual arts to teach literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies.

 
Curriculum Kit

Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is an innovative, interdisciplinary, art-centered curriculum for grades 1–6. LTA/MFAH connects the museum’s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. The program features two curriculum kits: one for grades 1–3 and another for grades 4–6. Each kit contains a teacher’s guide with multidisciplinary lesson charts, illustrated art-making lesson plans, and information about selected works of art; a set of 24” x 36” full-color posters of each work; a CD containing digital images of works of art; a video (DVD or VHS) featuring four Texas artists at work.

Curriculum kits are available for purchase or loan through the Kinder Foundation Education Center. E-mail resource@mfah.org for more information about purchasing materials. 

 
TEKS and STAAR Correlations

Learning Through Art at MFAH connects to the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills).

Make connections to TEKS and TAKS.

Now updated with TEKS and STAAR correlations. 

 
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Related Children's Literature

Children's literature is used to create deeper meaning and explore broader contexts throughout LTA/MFAH.

View the selection of children's literature connecting to Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.