Teacher Workshops

THURSDAYS FOR TEACHERS includes opportunities for teachers from all disciplines, who are actively teaching in a school system, to engage in special training to integrate art into their curriculum. Typically held in-person, for the 2020–2021 school year we will offer FREE virtual sessions to connect with Joslyn’s collections through gallery talks, small group discussions, art-making, looking exercises, and more! 

Mark your calendars for October 22, November 19, February 25, and March 25 at 4:30-5:45 pm.

Lesson plans and teaching posters from previous sessions are available online through the Nelson Teacher Resource Center.

Do you have an inquiry? Call (402) 661-3847 or click here to e-mail Joslyn's Director of School Programs & Interactive Media.



Registration for Thusdays for Teachers on October 22 is closed. Would you like to see if there is space available? Click here to e-mail Joslyn's Director of School Programs & Interactive Media.



Thursdays for Teachers, October 22, 4:30-5:45 pm

Theme | Art Appreciation: Create, Present, Respond, Connect
Take time for yourself and join us for some Art Appreciation where we will cover the basics such as the elements of art, and subjects and styles of art. This session aligns with our Distance Learning visual arts enrichment package with the same name. Click here to learn more and request access to them.

This session includes the following:


Gallery Talk
Discover artist Jules Breton and the story of his two works in our permanent collection with Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art.

Object Exploration
Participate in a looking exercise with, perhaps, an unexpected impressionistic work with docent Judy Boelts.

Art-Making
Join teaching artist Therese Straseski to make an impressionistic landcape or simply follow along. Gather the following supplies prior to the program:  
–Matboard or thin cardboard (cereal box works), one sheet 
–Chalk pastels (leftover ones pictured, right) or chalkboard chalk in various colors
–White tempera paint (few tablespoons)
–Small paintbrush

Wha's Pictured: (left to right) Jules Breton (French, 1827–1906), The Vintage at Chateau Lagrange, 1864, oil on canvas, 37½ x 67 in. (92.7 x 170.2 cm), Gift of the Friends of Art, 1932.3: Jules Breton (French, 1827–1906), The Weeders, 1860, oil on canvas, 37 x 66 ½ in. (93.98 x 168.91 cm), Museum purchase, 1984.47