Teacher ProgramsWhether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum's Ticket Center at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.00 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.
7 NJ or PA hours
$65 ($52 members)
Back by popular demand! When we look at art, we make a connection with it. Learn to capture this rich experience by writing and producing a podcast about your own response to a work of art. In the first session, we will engage in guided looking, personal reflection, and small group discussion about works of art. Using these strategies, you will then focus individually on a work of your choice. This deep looking and thinking will provide content for your podcast.During the second session, hosted at WHYY, you will learn to employ audio storytelling skills as you turn your response into an engaging podcast. Using readily available technology, you will learn basic recording and sound editing techniques, as well as strategies to use these techniques in your classroom. *This is a two-part workshop, on two consecutive Saturdays. You must attend both days to receive professional development credit.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4 NJ or PA hours
$40 ($32 members)
The Art of the Kano showcases oversized figures and landscapes painted in ink and set against backdrops of stunning gold leaf—these works reflect the power and grandeur of Kano patrons. In this workshop, Museum educators will lead participants on a gallery session in the exhibition. Afterwards, artists specializing in ink and gold will demonstrate their techniques, and participants will have a chance to make a painting using ink and gold.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4 NJ or PA hours
$32 ($25 Museum and Barnes members)
Barnes Members will be asked to show their Barnes Membership card at program check-in.
Both the French Impressionist painters and French sculptor Auguste Rodin paved a path toward modern art. Join us for an in-depth look at nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painting and sculpture at the Barnes Foundation and the Rodin Museum. Through a lecture, gallery session, and a hands-on activity, explore how Impressionist artists rebelled on canvas, how Rodin revolutionized sculpture, and how all of these masterpieces found their home in Philadelphia.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4 NJ or PA hours
$32 ($25 members)
Explore the interplay between the art and culture of Europe and Asia with Christopher Atkins, the Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, and Hiromi Kinoshita, the Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Associate Curator of Chinese Art. Enhance your teaching of world history and art history by examining the collection to discover various themes in Eastern and Western art and also how both cultures have borrowed from and been influenced by each other. After meeting with the curators in the galleries, teachers and Museum educators will brainstorm ideas for curriculum connections and strategize ways to apply them in the classroom.
VAST - Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$260 ($210 members) Participants can register with University of the Arts for graduate credit payable to the University
The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites K-12 teachers of all subject areas to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a resource in their classrooms during this week-long seminar. Reinvigorate your creative spirit, connect with like-minded colleagues, and refresh your classroom teaching with new ideas.During this summer’s VAST, we will explore art as the center of a inter-disciplinary approach to teaching. Art invites us to investigate as scientists, analyze and interpret as historians, find order like mathematicians, “read” stories through its visual language, and use higher order thinking skills to become critical observers and thinkers. In short, art encompasses all disciplines. Through lectures, small group gallery discussions, and writing and hands-on art workshops, participants will engage in activities that can be used both in the Museum and in the classroom to promote looking, thinking, and writing. We will also take an off-site field trip and visit the PMA’s summer special exhibition, Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting. Sessions will be led by Museum Educators, invited speakers, and teaching artists. Teachers will be grouped into elementary, middle school, and high school work teams to facilitate meaningful discussion and brainstorming of curricular connections. All VAST participants will receive a resource guide with background information on artworks, discussion questions, a resource list, and writing connections to bring back to the classroom. Credits
VAST may be taken for several credit options:
- 30 Pennsylvania continuing professional education hours (Act 48)
- 30 New Jersey professional development hours
- 2 graduate credits in Art Education from the University of the Arts*
To register, call the Museum’s Ticket Center at 1-800-235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, stop by any Visitors Services Desk at the Museum. For More Information
Contact Rebecca Mitchell, Manager of Teacher Services, at 215-684-7580 or . VAST is generously funded by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fund for Education.
In-Service Workshops—at School or at the Museum
At the Museum$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
$400 for a 3-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
At Your SchoolWithin 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours, $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours, $500 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours, $650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .