VMFA on-site teacher workshops provide innovative ideas and activities for interdisciplinary learning—and resource packets with background information, lesson plan concepts, vocabulary, and CDs of images. A boxed lunch or dinner is also provided. Pre-registration is required. Workshops are suitable for recertification points.

Teacher Programs

Statewide Teacher Workshops

Teacher Programs & Workshops at VMFA


Teacher Workshop: STEAM Time!

NEW DATE! Sat, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm | Pauley Center Historic Parlor  & Galleries

Come learn about applying the A(rts) in STEAM education with fidelity. Hands-on activities using Makey Makeys and other open-ended STEAM lessons will be featured.
Don’t miss this chance to interact with Mike Gettings (Instructional Specialist, Visual Arts, Chesterfield County Public Schools) and his alter-ego—Lightman, whom you may have seen during InLight Richmond, an annual public exhibition of light-based art and performance.

$30 (VMFA members $27)
Fee includes a boxed lunch.


Teacher Workshop: Weather, Seasons, and the Cycles of Life

NEW DATE! Sat, Apr 14, 10 am – 3 pm | Pauley Center Historic Parlor  & Galleries
Twyla Kitts, VMFA Teacher Workshop Educator
From thunderstorms on raging seas to sunny skies above pastures, artists have used weather phenomena to create mood, movement, and contrast in works of art. Designed especially for elementary art, science, and English teachers, this workshop includes art projects, children’s literature, and creative writing assignments that relate to the weather-related components of the Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change and Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems strands in the Virginia SOLs. 
$30 (VMFA members $27) 
Fee includes a boxed lunch.