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.

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Teacher Workshops

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.

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. Get details here. Contact us for more information!


Recorded Panel Discussions



Doing The (Art)Work: Building an Anti-Racist Curriculum

Teachers at every grade level are being confronted with the realities of racism and asking difficult questions about how to tackle these conversations in their classrooms. In recognition that it is not enough simply to have a multicultural or tolerant classroom, but necessary to have an actively anti-racist one, this webinar brings together a panel of experts and educators with years of experience doing this work to discuss what anti-racism work looks like in the classroom at any grade level. Sponsored by Colonial Life.


Recorded on August 4, 2020

Kickstart Your Virtual Art Class

While online teaching of any kind comes with certain inherent difficulties, visual arts instruction has its own unique challenges, ranging from identifying supplies in students’ homes to modeling and assessing hands-on techniques. Go beyond the basics in this webinar as this expert panel dives into the online world of art instruction and its dynamic possibilities. Get inspired with ideas from artists and educators to keep your students engaged throughout the months ahead. Sponsored by Colonial Life.


Recorded on August 6, 2020

Fighting Fatigue with Digital Engagement

As we look ahead to another year that will likely have at least some virtual component, this group of talented and seasoned educators offers up actionable suggestions and takeaways you can apply to your digital classroom right away to tackle the pitfalls of online instruction. This webinar focuses on ways to engage your students no matter the grade level or subject area, with a variety of online platforms, strategies, and dynamic ways to use images and art across the curriculum. Sponsored by Colonial Life.