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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys. Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys.


Teacher Resource Fair
Wed 29, 4 - 6 PM

Join us for the most comprehensive gathering of arts education organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For parents, teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and arts education advocates to meet representatives from over 60 arts provider and support organizations in the Bay Area.

Visit every table at the resource fair to:

  • Plan field trips and create partnerships.
  • Become an arts education advocate.
  • Bring the rich artistic diversity of San Francisco to your classroom.

Presentation of the first ArtCare Arts Learning Achievement Award celebrating an exception arts education project in San Francisco.
 Find out more and apply by December 1 here.

Register Now!


Teacher Workshop on Trade and Exchange

Saturday, Feb 8 8:30 AM-4 PM

Pre-registration required

Koret Classroom

How does the movement of people, ideas and material goods change societies?  Learn from a scholar lecture, a curator walkthrough of the exhibition Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks, and lively discussions with fellow teachers on using art objects during this collaboration between the Asian Art Museum and the UC Berkeley History and Social Science Project.

Register for the one-day workshop ($20 for Non-Members, $10 for Members)
Register for the week-long Teacher Institute (July 27 - 31, $50 for Non-Members, $40 for Members)

Discovering Connections Teacher Institute

Monday, Jul 20–Friday, Jul 24, 2020
$250, scholarships available
Applications COMING SOON!

This year this five-day program invites middle school teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and discover how the museum setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. The institute includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating conversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom.

For questions about teacher events and workshops contact the Education Department at 415-581-3668 or schools[at]