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SOLD OUT Election Day Workshop
Teaching Empathy and Social Justice through Art
Tuesday November, 8, 9am–3:30pm
$35/teacher; $30 for museum and CAEA members (includes lunch)

How can the visual arts help your students understand empathy and social responsibility? This full-day workshop will provide you with teaching strategies for addressing important social issues in your classroom. The workshop includes a morning and afternoon session. Certificates of Professional Development Completion provided, 5 hours on task. Space is limited!

Click here to download full descriptions of Election Day Workshop sessions.

Winter Workshop with the Amistad Center for Art &Culture
Forward Motion: Art & the Black Experience
Tuesday, February 21, 12:30pm–4pm
$15/teacher; $10 for museum, Amistad, and CAEA members

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture, this workshop explores the future of the black experience in America through gallery learning sessions. The workshop concludes with a time-capsule activity led by museum educators. Certificates of Connecticut Professional Development Completion provided. Space is limited!

Online registration will be available soon.

Summer STEAM Workshop
Monday, June 26, 9am–3:30pm
$35/teacher; $30 for museum and CAEA members (includes lunch)

More information coming soon!

Appointment-based Workshops

Are you a K–12 educator or administrator looking to integrate the arts into your teaching? We are happy to design a professional development session that supports your specific curricular needs. Workshops model a range of object-based teaching methods tailored to your subject area, grade level, and specified learning goals. Certificates of Connecticut Professional Development Completion available.

A maximum of 20 teachers can be accommodated per workshop session. Larger groups must book under multiple sessions.

Call (860) 838-4170 or email to schedule a professional development session. Sessions must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance.

Appointment-based Workshop Fees:
Up to 5 contact hours: $35/teacher
Up to 3.5 contact hours: $25/teacher

Fall Evening for Educators
Oh Snap! The Art of the Photograph
Wednesday, September 28, 3:30pm–7pm
FREE for PreK-12 educators

Connect with colleagues over drinks and art! Explore the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming photography exhibition: The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum with a curatorial presentation, exhibition tours, and art-making. Round out the evening with light refreshments and a cash bar. Registration is required.

Registration is required, click here to complete your online registration.