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Evening for Educators

Evening for Educators at the Columbia Museum of Art provides professional development for South Carolina's teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists. This quarterly program is designed to give attendees tools to use in the classroom through workshops, interactive discussion panels, and studio project presentations. FREE registration includes refreshments and other educational resources. Attendees will also receive documentation for Professional Development renewal credit.

To register or for more information about Evening for Educators, email or call 803-343-2215

Teacher Workshops

The Enchanting World of Anita Lobel

June 21, 2014 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

Join the Columbia Museum of Art Education staff for a day of storytelling, writing, and illustration as you explore the art of Anita Lobel. Following lunch, meet Anita Lobel as she discusses her work in the exhibition All the World’s a Stage.

Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison's Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of two books about her cat, Nini, One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), and Nini Here and There. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Price: $30.00 (Includes box lunch. A vegetarian option is available upon request.)


Designed for small groups, in-depth teacher workshops use the Museum's art collections and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated teacher packet and a certificate of participation.

Mosaic Teacher Workshop

Annual arts workshop held at at the CMA for teachers k-12. Educators choose from sessions in drama, visual arts, dance, media literacy and music.

Teacher In-service Workshops

Available year round, school districts are able to book an in-service program for teachers consisting of a gallery talk and studio class.


CMA Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Scholarships are available to children ages 4 to 18 residing within the state of South Carolina. This scholarship will allow youth to attend workshops and camps at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Download the application

CMA Education Department & Common Core

It is our goal to illustrate how the dynamic tours and programming offered at Columbia Museum of Art will help you and your students actualize the skillsets which are the intended learning outcomes of the Common Core Standards.

More info about Common Core Standards

Teaching Kits

Our Teaching Kits reinforce the concepts and curriculum for integrated classroom learning. The kits are designed for K-12 teachers and students across the curriculum, with emphasis on social studies and visual arts. Included in the kit are images from and educational materials based on selected exhibitions.

Example Teaching Kit
  • Roberts

    Our Time, Our Place: Photographs of the Black South by Richard Samuel Roberts

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  • Roberts

    Alchemy of Art

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School Programs

School programs at the Columbia Museum of Art are nationally recognized for their excellence in providing students of all ages state and national standards-based cross-curricular learning experiences. There are a variety of grade appropriate programs from which to choose that encourage learning through interactive activities. Programs for students in grades Pre-K through 12 can also include a meaningful, hands-on art-making experience in the studios.
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