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 October 4, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Explore your creative side while building your collection of art lessons for your K-5th grade classroom during this FREE 4-hour teacher workshop. Teachers will love getting hands-on in the studio as we experience (and experiment!) with three classroom-ready lessons. This workshop will also provide additional information about the upcoming ART: It’s Elementary! exhibition at the museum and how your students can participate. Enjoy a morning of studio art-focused professional development with like-minded colleagues. 4 CPE Hours will be provided to participants. Limited space available. Advanced registration required.

March 14 , 15, 16, & 17, 2023

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are not offering the November 21-22 workshops.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 4 p.m.

Looking for dedicated time to improve your pottery wheel practice? SMA Education is offering six dates throughout the year for teachers to stop by and spend a few hours on the pottery wheel. Open Pottery Wheel Workshops provide registrants uninterrupted time on the wheel to increase proficiency. Registrants must have previously completed a Beginners or Intermediate Pottery Wheel Teacher Workshop at SMA (no exceptions).

A maximum of 15 lbs. of low-fire clay will be provided per participant per registered time period. Limited space available. Pottery must be trimmed to be fired. Advanced registration required.

May 31 & June 1 – 2, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 7 – 9, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 minimal or no experience on the pottery wheel. Participants who can center up to 3 lb. of clay and throw basic forms should register for Intermediate Pottery Wheel. *

June 13 – 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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 are proficient at centering 3 lbs. of clay and throwing basic forms including a cylinder, bowl, and plate. Teachers are welcome to repeat this workshop if they have previously taken and wish to refine their skills. *


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