Teacher Workshops

The Museum offers a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the year to help K–12 educators integrate the arts into their classrooms. From object-based learning strategies to in-depth curriculum planning, development, and studio exploration, the MFAH is a place for teachers.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, workshop opportunities are limited. If you are interested in collaborating and requesting an educator program, please complete this form and email teachers@mfah.org to say that the form has been submitted.

Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented. Workshops can be customized to address specific content areas, STAAR, etc. Contact teachers@mfah.org to discuss your needs.

MFAH teacher programs and resources are developed in collaboration with Houston-area teachers. Learn more about these collaborations.

“Learning Through Art” at Home

#MFAHatHome offers inspiration for activities at home, when school is closed. These materials are designed to be used with the MFAH art collections. Find works of art via the Learning Through Art online resource to use for sketching, poetry, science, and more. Each activity is geared toward the grades and ages indicated. Many can be modified for other ages, too.

► Ages 5–11 | Grades K–5
For elementary-age students: sketching, poetry, and more.

► Ages 12–14 | Grades 6–8
Explore how to connect science, art, poetry, and writing.

► Ages 15–18 | Grades 9–12
Art-appreciation resources for high school students.

Virtual School Tours: Materials & Activities
John Biggers, Jubilee: Ghana Harvest Festival

► Teacher Resources for Social Justice
A guide to information on themes such as “Anti-Racism,” “Cultural Diversity in American Life,” “Talking about Race,” and “Thematic Lesson Plans Engaging Social Justice Topics.”

“Learning Through Art” Educator Seminars

Learning Through Art at the MFAH connects the Museum’s collections of world art to the classroom. LTA/MFAH bridges disciplines and curriculums to enable students to explore key concepts in the real-world context of the art museum. Check out all that LTA/MFAH has to offer.

Hearst Foundation Master Classes for Educators

Hearst Foundation Master Classes stimulate, inspire, and challenge participants to take their work to a new level. These studio workshops provide unique opportunities to work with successful Houston-area artists and educators. Each event offers hands-on opportunities to kick-start creativity with new ideas, approaches, and materials. Participants receive individual attention, encouragement, and direction from the teaching artists. Educators leave with ideas and inspiration to invigorate their own work, and the work of their students.

Workshops for K–12 Schools and Districts

The MFAH offers half-day, full day, and multi-day seminars that bridge the Museum’s art collections with classroom curriculum throughout the year. Programs take place at the Museum, can be specially designed to suit the needs and interests of the group, and can be tailored based on subject area, goals, and grade levels.

See a list of workshops

All educator programs call for preregistration. Reservations cannot be held without payment. Workshops are transferable but not refundable. All programs are subject to change. Questions? Contact teachers@mfah.org