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.
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
30 / April
Educator Workshop: The Art of MindfulnessThere is a growing call to incorporate practices of mindfulness in the classroom. This workshop examines the intersection of art-making and mindful practices that can benefit teachers and students in any classroom. Learn exercises that can build empathy and encourage students to better understand their thoughts and actions, particularly through challenging times.
05 / May
Virtual Evening for EducatorsIn honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the CMA is offering up this session as a time to relax, restore, and refresh through art and mindfulness. Join us virtually for chair yoga with Stacey Collins, owner of City Yoga; a guided mindfulness artmaking session with Julie K. Hansard, a Columbia artist; and a thoughtful slow-looking experience in the CMA collection galleries with Curator of Education Glenna Barlow. Plus, get a sneak peek of upcoming exhibitions The Ironic Curtain and 30 Americans with Curator Catherine Walworth.
14 / May
Educator Workshop: The Artful DesignerWith design at its core, this full-day workshop gives an overview of the South Carolina Design Thinking Standards and how art can be infused in cross-curricular design projects. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s design gallery with Curator Catherine Walworth, plus hands-on games and activities that can be modeled and modified for use with students as they work collaboratively to develop design thinking mentality.