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Evenings for Educators

One of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) is the Evening for Educators series. These events are held on average once a month during the academic year at locations across the state of Utah.
Evening for Educators feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunitieis, 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. 
2015-2016 Schedule for  Evenings for Educators:
*To Preregister for an Evening for Equators, please visit usoe.truenorthlogic.com
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Road Trip!: A Journey through Utah
Explore Utah’s unique landscapes in conjunction with our exhibition Family Vacation. Join us for a retro road trip through Utah. Educators will build connections between our state’s stunning topography, and Utah’s core standards. You’ll be planning your next road trip by the time we’re done!
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Secondary Teachers
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8:30-11:30am
Elementary Classroom Teachers and Art Specialists
Circle, Line Dot: Inspiring Inquiry through Aboriginal Art
Australian Aboriginal work collected by a USU alumni compliments work from the collection by challenging contemporary abstraction. This workshop investigates the many levels of these connections.             
Hosted by CCSD and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (Logan)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Art Echoes
Can a line have sound? Can texture have physical movement? Can emphasis be found in word combinations? We will investigate how the visual elements of art and principles of design resonate in creative writing, creative movement, music, and acting for exciting interdisciplinary and collaborative activities in our elementary and secondary classrooms and communities.
Hosted by SUU Braithwaite Gallery (Cedar City)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
A Closer Look at the Permanent Collection
Reflective lessons related to the Woodbury Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. As a look at the past 12 years of collecting, the Utah Valley University Art Education program offers a fresh perspective on our paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Come help us give new meaning to our “good old works.”
Hosted by UVU Woodbury  Art Museum (Orem)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Americana: Word and Image
Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler examined community, social, and political issues in America through public art and social practice during their decade-long collaboration. Join UMOCA staff for a tour of the exhibition as well as hands-on opportunities to preview lessons connecting art-making to U.S. history and the language arts.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
The British Passion for Landscape- Masterpieces from the National Museum of Wales
Drawing inspiration from our concurrent exhibition, this Evening for Educators will explore the use of landscapes as great cross-curricular learning tools. The work in the exhibition simultaneously references the poetry of landscape and the environmental threats posed by industrialism, key themes that resonate here in Utah as well.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Norman Rockwell and American Culture
Norman Rockwell is known for his iconic representations of American culture found in commonplace, everyday settings. With the exciting new exhibition, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, educators will explore storytelling and illustration from one of history’s greatest artists.
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Photography, Music, and Culture of the Jazz Era
Music of Freedom: Jazz through the Lens of Herman Leonard will explore the dynamic photographs of celebrated jazz artists in the 1940s and 50s. Educators will explore the concepts of passion, play, and social concerns of the era that contributed to this distinctly American art form through workshops, music demos, and art making.
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
2016 National Parks- Uniting America:  100 Years on Common Ground
It is the 100th Birthday of our National Park System.  Come to learn more about the art and our national parks that art helped establish beginning in 1872. See if you agree with author, Wallace Stegner, who called them “America’s Best Idea”.
Hosted by St. George Art Museum (St. George)
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Meet Dixie State
The event is held in the DSU Art Department and later, the Sears Museum Art Gallery will be open for participants to enjoy the Sears Invitational Art Show. This event takes place on the Friday of UAEA and provides educators with great networking opportunities. Come kick back after a long day of conferences. Admission is FREE and open to ALL educators.
Hosted by DSU Sears Gallery with UAEA (St. George)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
S.T.E.A.M. Punk Party
 S.T.E.A.M can be fun! Come discover how science, technology, engineering and math can connect with the arts in quirky and innovative ways. Curricular ties will include fun with Minecraft, ingenuity with fashion design and experimentation with water wheels. This is one party you won’t want to miss!
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Art and Appetite: Promoting Cross-Curricular Learning Though Food-Centric Art
Food has been symbolic in art for millennia and is still an important part of our everyday lives. Explore the UMFA’s global collection of food-centric art, and get inspiration for incorporating food, fun, feast, and a universal appetite into any curriculum.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)

With Questions, please email Ali Royal at AROYAL@springville.org

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October 8, 2015
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