Evenings for Educators

This professional development program is made available by the Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS) with funding from the Utah State Legislature through the Utah State Board of Education.

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.



Registration will be through MIDAS. Click on the registration link below each Evening to register. Pre-registration will close the day before the event but walk-ins are always welcome.


Download the 2019-20 Schedule  (To print: download and choose double-sided on ledger [11x17] paper)










2019-2020 Schedule for Evenings for Educators:


Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)

Self: Exploring Identity through Art

Delve into the concept of identity from a variety of perspectives through our exciting new exhibition, “Self: Explorations of Identity,” and workshops led by local artists and teachers.  Explore discussions of identity using Springville Museum of Art’s new elementary resources, and get ideas for classroom curriculum projects through hands-on training.


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 1


Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Southern Utah Museum of Art (Cedar City)

A Classroom Transformed: Connecting the History of the Railroad to the Visual Arts

Based on the fall exhibition, “A World Transformed: The Transcontinental Railroad and Utah,” we will be highlighting 4th and 7th grade standards by connecting curriculum to key elements in the exhibition. Learn more about the temporary exhibition, experience hands-on activities that explore the integration of art and history, and find out how to bring your class to Southern Utah University in the fall. 


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 2


Thursday, September 26 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)

Becoming America

Visit “Becoming America,” the MOA’s new exhibition of American art and experience playful ways to teach children and teens about visual art and culture using multimodal teaching strategies. Ideal for any gallery or classroom setting, these techniques will help art novices and experts alike to facilitate exciting lessons about visual art. Fun art-making studio projects will round out the gallery experience.  


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 3


Friday, October 4 @ 4:00 pm

Hosted by Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (Logan)

Sky Above Me, Earth Below Me: Photography Projects for Every Classroom

Be inspired by photographic landscapes of the American west. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions feature a variety of landscape imagery, including David Maisel’s surreal arial photographs and Ansel Adam’s full toned nature prints. Guests will learn how to create their own cyanotypes and techniques for successful photo collage. The hands on activities will allow you to bring photography into the classroom in simple budget friendly ways.


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 4


Wednesday, October 23 @ 5:30 pm

Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)

Art is for Everyone: Inclusivity in the Classroom 

Utah Museum of Fine Arts is teaming up with Art Access to highlight inclusive art-making for people of all abilities. Join us to experience the power of making art accessible in the classroom and leave with ideas for making your own curriculum more inclusive. Lesson plans and resources are preloaded onto USB drives. If you have a UMFA USB drive from a previous workshop, please bring it to upload new lesson plans and resources.

Free parking in central garage.


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 5


Wednesday, October 30 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC)

Outside of Language: Making Sense of the Abstract

This year the theme of our Evening is “Making Sense of the Abstract with Abstract Learning.” As we observe abstract art we have to channel a new way of learning about color, shape, and mark making that we connect personally to a memory or emotion. This year’s workshops are all about thinking in new ways and teaching in abstract forms. Looking at the museum exhibitions, finding new resources that are available, and creating with no fear will give us new inspiration to fuel our creative lessons at school. 


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 6


Thursday, November 7 @ 5:30 pm

Shaw Gallery/Weber State University (Ogden)

Ready, Set, Print...REPEAT!

In connection with the exhibition “Perspectives in Printmaking: An Evolving Dynamic”, we will look at how printmaking can be utilized as an effective collaborative activity in your classroom.  We will be exploring practical printmaking techniques, materials and processes that you can use with your students - no press needed!  This evening will include Shaw Gallery Director Lydia Gravis introducing the exhibition, followed by K-12 educators participating in hands-on workshops to show how the visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroom.


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 7


Thursday, February 6 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)

Supermarket: Pop Art and 1960s America

Experience our new dazzling exhibition of Pop Art and learn how American consumer culture informed the production of fine art during the 1960s. Participate in workshops where you will learn techniques used to create the iconic works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Co.


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 8


Thursday, February 27 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by DSU Sears Gallery / UAEA (St. George)

Warp and Weft for Everyone

Weaving is for everyone. Children of all ages learn how to create patterns and work through problems they encounter while weaving. It can be a beautiful way to express their artistic creativity. Weaving promotes fine motor skills, eye/hand coordination, helps in coordinating both hands, visual tracking and involves crossing the midline. 


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 9


Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)

Round Up: Icons and Ideals of the West

Celebrate iconic images that have long exemplified the ideals of the American West. Participate in tours and hands-on workshops examining the power of icons in shaping the way we view the past, as well as our present lives. Join other local educators in discovering new ways to connect these concepts to the core curriculum through original projects for the classroom. 


Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 53014, click Register, choose Section 10


For questions or more information, please contact Museum Educator: Jordan Hansen at jhansen@springville.org