K-12 Educator Programs
Advance registration and payments are required. Access the registration form.
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:30–7:30 p.m., 2 CPE/GT
Evening for Educators: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love and Take One Object
Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, or Venus as she was known to the Romans, was one of the most powerful ancient Greek divinities and a favorite subject in ancient art. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love reveals a more complex picture of this popular ancient goddess. Celebrate the special exhibition and learn how to be a part of SAMA's new educator program emphasizing cross-curricular learning through the in-depth exploration of one object in the Museum's collection. Learn how you can win a cash prize by participating in the Museum’s Take One Object program.
- Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 5 CPE/GT
Saturday Educator Workshop: Beauty Around the World
Explore standards of beauty and customs adopted by various cultures in this survey of the Museum's collection. Incorporate art, aesthetics and social studies in hands-on lessons that focus on various aspects of beauty. Learn what is considered beautiful in a variety of cultures from Pre-Columbian Latin America to Asia.
- Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 6 CPE/GT
Saturday Educator Workshop: The Chemistry of Color
Take a step back in time! Mix paints and pigments using techniques from the past while learning the history of paints and pigments found in the Museum's collections. Science and art converge in this workshop with hands-on activities and interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom.
- Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 5 CPE/GT
Saturday Educator Workshop: Early Childhood Series —1, 2, 3, Sí!
Count on lively lessons for the early childhood classroom in the workshop inspired by SAMA's first children's book: 1,2,3, Sí! Art elements such as line, shape and color are reinforced with literacy in hands-on lessons. Participants will receive a copy of the book for their classroom.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:30–7:30 p.m., 2 CPE/GT
Evening for Educators: Take One Object: Pasión Popular
Join us as we celebrate and learn from the winners of the Take One Object program. Tour the special exhibition Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection while you enjoy refreshments and hands-on activites designed for the K-12 classroom.
- Tuesday, June 18–Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10 a.m.–3 p.m. daily, 20 CPE/GT
Summer Teacher Institute: Myths and Stories in Art
Every picture tells a story, and SAMA’s encyclopedic collection has objects from many cultures with a variety of fascinating stories. Learn to combine art with myths and stories to enhance learning in your classroom. Interdisciplinary lessons combining art, social studies and science will be presented in a hands-on environment.