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Our teacher workshops will enhance your curriculum with fresh new ideas to integrate the arts and the Museum into your classroom. Workshops combine academic content with innovative classroom applications, and each workshop includes lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom.

In this section, you will also find opening and closing dates for student exhibitions. These exhibitions provide a perfect venue for your students to exhibit their work.

Teacher Workshop: Private Eye: Observe, Describe, Create, Reflect

Teacher Workshop: Private Eye: Observe, Describe, Create, Reflect

January 24, 2015

This workshop offers hands-on techniques in how to develop observational skills by using the scientific method, careful drawings, and descriptive writing. Teachers will practice using jeweler’s loupes to study a variety of artifacts and natural objects related to the new African Galleries. Teachers will learn how to integrate College and Career-Ready standards in language arts with course of study objectives in visual arts, while investigating historically and culturally relevant topics with the eyes of a scientist. In addition, teachers will learn how to expand this unit to include a final abstract painting based on the previous activities, as well as a final writing component. This is a great unit for middle and high school language arts teachers, visual arts teachers, and can be adapted easily to upper elementary levels! Administrators are welcome to see a great example of how arts integration works, and the outstanding free resources available to all teachers through the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Education Department! As always, participants will leave with complete lesson plans, assessment materials, and finished original artwork.

First priority will be given to teachers in the Birmingham City and Jefferson County School Systems. Enrollment is limited. To register, please click here.

Teacher Workshop: Private Eye: Observe, Describe, Create, Reflect

Teacher Workshop: Private Eye: Observe, Describe, Create, Reflect

November 8, 2014

This workshop offers hands-on techniques in how to develop observational skills by using the scientific method, careful drawings, and descriptive writing. Teachers will practice using jeweler’s loupes to study a variety of artifacts and natural objects related to the new African Galleries. Teachers will learn how to integrate College and Career-Ready standards in language arts with course of study objectives in visual arts, while investigating historically and culturally relevant topics with the eyes of a scientist. In addition, teachers will learn how to expand this unit to include a final abstract painting based on the previous activities, as well as a final writing component. This is a great unit for middle and high school language arts teachers, visual arts teachers, and can be adapted easily to upper elementary levels! Administrators are welcome to see a great example of how arts integration works, and the outstanding free resources available to all teachers through the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Education Department! As always, participants will leave with complete lesson plans, assessment materials, and finished original artwork

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

October 4, 2014

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of meditative drawing that has applications in educational, clinical and corporate settings. By creating art from drawing repetitive patterns, Zentangling increases focus and creativity. Debbie Dumais, a Gifted Education Specialist at Fultondale Elementary School and a Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher (CZT) will instruct teachers on how to use the Zentangle Classroom Apprentice kit with their students. In this workshop she will share the benefits of using Zentangle in a classroom setting and will provide participants with Zentangle Apprentice tiles, pens, pencils, tortillion, a booklet for notes, and lesson plans for using Zentangle in the classroom. She will bring student work samples and will have other Zentangle materials available for purchase. The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

Teacher Workshop: Zentangles in the Classroom

April 5, 2014

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn method of meditative drawing that has applications in educational, clinical and corporate settings. By creating art from drawing repetitive patterns, Zentangling increases focus and creativity. Debbie Dumais, a Gifted Education Specialist at Fultondale Elementary School and

Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Closes

March 16, 2014

February 16 – March 16, 2014 Grades: K – 12 The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present its twenty-first Youth Art Month exhibition in March 2014. Youth Art Month was established to recognize the essential role of art

Teacher Workshop: Texting Geometry – POSTPONED

March 6, 2014

**This workshop has been postponed. Please check back for a rescheduled date, or contact our Education department at the number below for more information. Integrating math and visual arts has never been so easy!  Participants will explore area dissection, word

Chinese New Year Student Exhibition Closes

Chinese New Year Student Exhibition Closes

February 2, 2014

Students from public schools throughout the Birmingham metropolitan area contributed to this annual exhibition. This year, Chinese New Year begins January 31 and celebrates the horse. The Chinese consider the horse as energetic, intelligent, and warm-hearted. Look for horses in