Teacher Workshops

Programs for teachers provide opportunities for spending time with works of art, connecting with other educators, and discovering what is new at the Museum. Sign up to receive information about programs and resources for students and teachers in our monthly Educator Newsletter. Click here to sign up and check the "Information for Teachers" box.

Dallas Museum of Art programs for teachers are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and may be taken for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, unless otherwise noted.

Mexican Modernism for All

Saturday, April 29
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

This workshop will explore the exhibition México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde. Teachers can enjoy gallery experiences before public hours while learning strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in the classroom and in museum galleries. In partnership with Stacey Callaway, Ph.D., this workshop will also introduce adaptive strategies geared to incorporate students with autism spectrum disorders into art classes, projects, and museum visits. A light breakfast will be provided. Space is limited so please register now!
Email Lindsay O'Connor at loconnor@DMA.org for more information.

Museum Forum for Teachers

July 10–14, 2017 
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily
$250 (Regular Application)
$225 (Early Application)

Museum Forum for Teachers is an immersive weeklong summer program for educators presented by The Warehouse, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Kimbell Art Museum. Participants spend each day at a different institution, and CPE Credit is available for participation.

Participating middle and high school teachers are invited to: 

    * deepen their understanding of contemporary and modern art and architecture at renowned arts institutions in Dallas and Fort Worth.
    * develop strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in the classroom and in museum galleries.
    * connect with collections, resources, and staff at each museum.
    * exchange ideas with other classroom teachers.

Museum Forum for Teachers Application 2017: Museum Forum for Teachers Application 2017.pdf                                                       

Email Lindsay O'Connor at loconnor@DMA.org for more information.
Early Application deadline is March 24, 2017 (discounted rate $225). Regular Application deadline is May 12, 2017 ($250).


Teacher In-Services

The Dallas Museum of Art Education Department offers in-service training for K–12 teachers. In-services typically offer an overview of teaching resources offered by the DMA, gallery visits, and hands-on activities. These can be scheduled throughout the academic year, and must be scheduled at least one month in advance to allow for planning. For groups of twenty or fewer, the cost is a flat fee of $100. For groups of 21 or more, the cost is a flat fee of $150. For more information, or to schedule an in-service, contact Lindsay O'Connor, Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs, at loconnor@DMA.org or call 214-922-1842.