Teacher Workshops
THURSDAYS FOR TEACHERS (#JoslynT4T) is free for all Omaha Metro area and western Iowa schools. Sessions are held, 4:30–7:30 pm, at Joslyn Art Museum. Teachers engage in special training and receive teaching posters as well as materials to integrate art across the disciplines. Lesson plans, classroom activities, and support materials for sessions are available online. Each semester, schools receive a high-quality framed reproduction of Joslyn's best-loved artworks to display for their students. Once registered for the program, RSVPs to each session are required as seating is limited.   

2016–2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Since Thursdays for Teachers (T4T) launched in 2007, area educators have discovered and received resources for over 40 different artworks in Joslyn’s permanent collection. In May, T4T participants, though a voting process, selected their top artworks to study in the tenth season.

As an added twist to the program, each “Greatest Hit” will be paired with an artwork, which may complement or contrast, to encourage a lively dialogue at each session. The surprise artwork will be revealed one week prior to each session.

"Greatest Hits" Schedule:
September 15 - Controversy
Edgar Degas, Little Dancer, Fourteen Years Old, 1881

October 20 - Real or Imagined
Grant Wood, Stone City, Iowa, 1930

November 17 - Progress

N.C. Wyeth, Untitled (model for ad for Fisk Cord Tires), 1919
 
February 16 - Open Spaces

Claude Monet, The Meadow, 1879

March 23 - Process
Dale Chihuly, Chihuly: Inside & Out, 2000

April 20 - The Built Environment
Thomas Moran, The Pearl of Venice, 1899
*Teachers worked with artists Kathy and Elmo Diaz to create the stained glass Joslyn logo (pictured above) during the April 2015 Thursdays for Teachers.
 
To register or receive more information, call (402) 661-3847 or click here to e-mail Joslyn's Director of School Programs & Interactive Media.
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