Evenings for Educators
Evenings are held throughout the academic year at museums and galleries across the state of Utah. They feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, light refreshments and free educational materials designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events.
1 Evening + Survey = 3 relicensure points
*5 Evenings + Surveys + 1 Field Test = 1 semester credit
(Feedback surveys will be emailed after each event and then points will be added to MIDAS upon completion.)
*Must be in the same school year.
*** If you do not have a MIDAS account, please contact Allison Pinegar at APinegar@springville.org to pre-register. ***
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Hello My Name Is: Ousamequin
Ousamequin (O-saw-muh-kwin), a Massasoit (Mass-uh-sow-it) or leader of the Wampanoag peoples who live near Plymouth, Massachusetts, has been on display at various locations around Utah for over almost 100 years yet not a lot of people know much about him. Join us and our local indigenous community as we participate in hands-on activities to learn about this sculpture, the artist, and why this statue is in Utah. Even though the sculpture cannot speak, it can still help us understand the past and connect to the present.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Weber State University (Ogden)
Environmental Action Through Art: Leave It Better Than You Found It
Using Art, we can call attention to issues in our community, create change, and leave it better than we found it. Inspired by the Buster Simpson exhibit, this hybrid event will feature hands-on workshops which show how visual arts can help humans have a positive, impactful relationship with their environment. (In-person attendance capped at 50.)
Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Kimball Art Center (Park City) - Returning location!
Human and Beyond
Join us in Park City to view the Kimball Art Center’s newest exhibition on view August 26th to November 27th and incorporate new ideas into the classroom with relevant core curriculum tie-ins. Featuring works by contemporary artists Jennifer Angus, Raul de Nieves and more. Evening will consist of refreshments, networking opportunities, tour of the gallery, educational materials and hands-on workshops!
Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)
STEAM is in the Air
See how art and science come together in our special exhibition: Air, on view July 16––December 11, 2022. Air is many things. From your exhaust pipe to your neighbor's window—air is kinetic. At once globally circulated and intimately passed between our bodies—air is shared. A source of inner strength and energy to millions—air is power. We’ll be exploring the way we can use air with science, technology, art, and math (STEAM) to have critical conversations in the classroom and to find creative ways of engaging and artmaking.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Monumental Matters: Teaching Curriculum through Contemporary Art
We often associate size with importance: saying something is grand could refer to its large size, or to its significance. Or both. The contemporary artists represented in Monumental Matters: Experience and Introspection in Contemporary Art use larger-than-life pieces to encourage viewers to consider the human experience more closely. At the workshops, educators will make these monumental artworks accessible to children of different ages, teachers of varying experience, and model incorporating art into the core curriculum. Come see how working in Windex, soil, metals, and other mixed media can be used to teach core standards!
Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, USU (Logan)
Unearthed: The NEHMA Ceramics Collection & The Woman Behind It
Nora Eccles Harrison is a relatively unknown figure in the history of ceramics in the United States, and yet her impact on the field of ceramics in the western United States is immense. Unearthed: The NEHMA Ceramics Collection & The Woman Behind It reveals Nora Eccles Harrison as an artist and patron of artists. The exhibit also highlights recognized artists, under-recognized artists, women artists, including influential women educators, and Native American ceramicists. Investigating the properties, forms, and techniques in ceramics reveals characters, stories, cultures, and conversations. With teaching artist John Westenskow, learn how to engage students in exploring fantasy, function, and allegory as a window to human experience while doing a unique art project to express their ideas.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Southern Utah Museum of Art, SUU (Cedar City)
Resilience and Resistance: Teaching While the World is on FireThe title for this evening was drawn from the Joseph DeLappe exhibit Resistance, Memory and Play and Kim Cosier’s lecture “Art Education When the World is on Fire” in which Cosier states, “We are surely living in a time that is filled with peril, but I believe it is also a time of great possibility.” This evening we will focus on the possibilities and discuss how to build curriculum that fosters resilience and resistance through the integration of art. Our hands-on workshop will focus on large-scale cardboard and paper sculptures and installations as well as DeLappe’s theme of "Imagined Memorials." Participants will design and create memorials to events or people who may have been overlooked or forgotten. We will explore paper and cardboard construction methods as well as how to manage large-scale projects in the classroom.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
BYU Museum of Art
Searching for a Home: Maynard Dixon's Painting and Poetry
Maynard Dixon is best known for his paintings; what people may not realize, however, is that he was also a poet. Searching for a Home: Painted and Poetic Imagination in the American West looks at both painting and poetry and how they complement each other. The exhibition relies on a handful of loans from significant institutions, but the majority of the art comes from the BYU Museum of Art’s permanent collection, which is the largest in the world. Come see how students can use both poetry and painting to express their sense of place and personal identity!
Registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Moab Arts and Recreation Center in partnership with SWAP / UAEA (Moab)
Join the StateWide Art Partnership for an evening of hands-on workshops and art-making demonstrations to kick of the 2023 UAEA Annual Conference in its new location, Moab. Learn from experienced educators and artists while networking and socializing with arts educators from across the state.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)
Many Voices in Many Wests
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear “The West”? Is it images of cowboys and settlers? Huge empty expanses of desert? On this evening, we’ll use our special exhibition, Many Wests, on view February 4-July 11, 2023, to explore the inclusion of multiple perspectives and voices. We’ll discuss how challenging a single-sided history or narrative allows classrooms to engage in critical thinking skills and explore how art can be an approachable way students can share their own thoughts and ideas.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC)
At HOME in the Classroom
Explore visual language and its intersections with other forms of communications. Join the Utah Museum of contemporary Art in person in downtown Salt Lake, or virtually on Zoom, and become fluent in the visual arts and classroom inclusion. Learn art techniques that teach socio-emotional intelligence, communication, and deep focus. Language emersion educators welcome.
Registration closes at 5 pm on Sunday, March 13, 2023.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Mixed Reviews: What is Good Art?
In connection to our new exhibition, "Mixed Reviews: Utah Art at Mid-Century," join us as we participate in both traditional and modern workshops led by local artists and teachers. Then decide for yourself what you consider to be "good art."
Registration closes at 5 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
For questions or more information, please contact Museum Educator: Allison Pinegar at APinegar@springville.org or (801) 491-5710