Arts Integrations & Appetizers for Educators

A professional development series for educators

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm

Discover techniques for integrating art history & art looking into your classroom curriculum. Hear from local arts and education professionals, enjoy special tours of Museum exhibitions, network while enjoying hands-on learning in a fun, casual atmosphere – with snacks! 

Free for Museum members/ $10 for non-members: includes resources, appetizers & Museum admission.
Purchase an Educator Membership for $45 and attend all 8 Arts Integration + Appetizers events & visit the Museum as often as you like, for FREE.

Pre-registration required, spaces are limited. RSVP hereContact for information about being one of the event’s presenters.


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September 7, 2016         ART + CREATIVE WRITING CONNECT
Discover strategies for using art as inspiration for creative writing projects.  We’ll spend time in the galleries experimenting with techniques for relating art looking and critical thinking with creative writing fundamentals including development of character, setting, and sequential narrative. 

October 5, 2016                               OBJECTS SPEAK
Explore techniques for using object-based learning in your classroom to develop critical thinking, analysis, classification, research, and interpretation skills.  PLEASE: Bring an object with some personal meaning with you to the workshop (this might include a photograph, small toy, clothing item, etc.).         

November 2, 2016          ART HISTORY REMIX- Kehinde Wiley: The New Republic
An introduction to the art of Kehinde Wiley. Explore the special exhibition and explore techniques for using contemporary art as a gateway for introducing social and identity issues into a classroom context.

December 7, 2016           THE ART OF FASHION     
Discover how social issues and culture impact the world of fashion.  Tour special exhibition Emphatics, and explore ways of incorporating fashion across the curriculum.

February 1, 2017             MAPPING ART  
Cartography is the art and science of making maps. Maps can represent both the physical geography of place, as well as a subjective, personal understanding of the world.  This hands-on, in-studio workshop will include a look at artists working with cartography, and a visit to special exhibition Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome.

March 1, 2017                  SAMURAI IN ART AND LITERATURE
Visit special exhibition, Japanese Samurai Armor: Barbier-Mueller Collection and learn ways in which the functional and aesthetic aspects of Japanese history can be incorporated into classroom curriculum.

April 5, 2017                      INTERDISCIPLINARY ART COLLABORATIONS: Propeller Group
Details coming soon!

May 3, 2017                      CURRICULUM SLAM
Our first Curriculum Slam invites teachers to share a lesson they’ve created and implemented, featuring an artist, artwork or exhibition they’ve seen at Phoenix Art Museum.  Each presenter will have just 7 minutes and 14 slides to present their work and the generated content of their students. This quick style of presentation keeps the energy focused and the information streamlined, while showcasing the work of different teachers.

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