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, looking exercises, and art-making activities! 

Mark your calendars for 4:30-5:45 pm on the following dates: 

October 22 - Art Appreciation: Create, Present, Respond, Connect
November 19 - Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives

February 25 - Native Americans: 1800s to Today

March 25 - Leadership: Making a Difference

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.

What's pictured: Teachers worked with artists Kathy and Elmo Diaz to create the stained glass Joslyn logo during the April 2015 Thursdays for Teachers.



Previous Thursdays for Teachers
Did you miss a virtual Thursdays for Teachers session? We have you covered. Request access to the recording, which includes a digital Teacher Guide for it, below.

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. Discover artist Jules Breton (1827–1906) and the story of his two works in our permanent collection with Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art. Participate in a looking exercise with, perhaps, an unexpected impressionistic work with docent Judy Boelts. Join teaching artist Therese Straseski to make an impressionistic landcape or simply follow along.