Teacher Workshops

The Stark Museum of Art is committed  to offering relevant art-based Continuing Professional Education for teachers. Teacher workshops are offered during the school year and summer break to provide art teachers and K-12 teachers the opportunity to engage with art techniques and practices, learn new instruction methods, and connect curriculum with the collection and exhibitions at the Museum. 

Teacher Workshops are always FREE for teachers in Region 5, Texas and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Upcoming Workshops

Registration begins Friday, May 13th @ 9:00 a.m.

This workshop is currently full. Please contact Jennifer Dickinson at jdickinson@starkmuseum.org to get on our waitlist!

Beginners Pottery Wheel Teacher Workshop


Wednesday, June 22 from 9 am – 3 pm | Thursday June 23 from 9 am – 3 pm   | Friday, June 24 from 9 am – 12 pm

This three-day workshop is designed to introduce art teachers to the basics of the pottery wheel process and will focus on wedging, centering, throwing a cylinder, a cup, and a bowl. Workshop time includes 2 days of direct instruction as well as open studio time for participants to work independently and practice their new skills on the pottery wheel. The third day will detail trimming and finishing of thrown pottery. Pottery created during the workshop will be bisque fired and returned at TBD date. All supplies provided. 15 CPE credit hours will be provided to participants.

*Beginner’s Pottery Wheel is recommended for teachers who have less than 50 hours experience on the pottery wheel. Teachers are welcome to repeat the Beginners Pottery Wheel workshop for additional pottery wheel hours to advance. *

This workshop is currently full. Please contact Jennifer Dickinson at jdickinson@starkmuseum.org to get on our waitlist!

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Teacher Workshop


Monday, July 18 from 9 am – 3 pm | Tuesday, July 19 from 9 am – 3 pm | Wednesday, July 20 from 9 am – 12 pm

This three-day workshop is designed for art teachers with some experience working with pottery wheels. Participants will explore slip painting, bending shapes, and carving on the wheel. The workshop will include 2 days of direct instruction as well as open studio time for participants to work independently and practice their new skills on the pottery wheel. The third day will detail trimming and finishing of thrown pottery. Pottery created during the workshop will be bisque fired and returned at TBD date. All supplies provided. 15 CPE credit hours will be provided to participants.

*Intermediate Pottery Wheel is recommended for teachers who have AT LEAST 50 hours experience on the pottery wheel and are proficient with the technique. Teachers are welcome to repeat this workshop if they have previously taken and wish to refine their skills. *

This workshop is currently full. Please contact Jennifer Dickinson at jdickinson@starkmuseum.org to get on our waitlist!

Gelli Printing

Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 from 9 am – 3 pm

Discover the joy of gelli plate printing this summer with the Stark Museum of Art! During this two-day workshop, teachers will learn a variety of gelli plate printing techniques, experiment with creating their own gelli plates, test a variety materials and approaches to gelli plate printing during open studio time, have the opportunity to visit the special exhibition Enlarging the View: Contemporary Photography & Connections, as well as learn about opportunities for their students to participate in onsite, outreach, exhibition, and virtual programs at the Stark Museum of Art. All supplies and lunch provided for both days of the workshop. 12 CPE credit hours will be provided to participants.

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