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Custom Teacher Workshops
Let the Institute's Education Department staff design a custom in-service training session for teachers tailored to your curriculum. Call 612-870-3206 for more information.

Refreshments are available at additional cost through the museum's in-house caterer, D’Amico & Sons.

A minimum of 15 participants is required for evening or Saturday workshops.

Museum workshops scheduled to begin before regular open hours require an additional $155 security fee.


Workshop Formats

Teacher Tour with Resource Presentation (90 minutes)—FREE
Capacity: maximum 30, minimum 6
Enjoy a guided tour of the permanent collection on a topic relevant to your curriculum, followed by a presentation of related resources for teachers.
See a list of tour topics or ask us about a custom tour.

Curriculum Connections (2-3 hours)—$250 base fee plus $2 per participant
Capacity: maximum 150, minimum 10; request at least 2 months in advance
Allow us to develop a program of activities and tours tailored to your visual arts, language arts, social studies, or math and science curricula.

Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies/VTS (6 hours)—$400
Capacity: maximum 45, minimum 10
Learn an approach to discussing art that strengthens language and listening skills, develops habits of critical thinking, and promotes personal connections to art. Training is targeted at Grades 3-5 but is adaptable for other levels.
We highly recommend a 90-minute follow-up training at your school site ($75 per session).