VMFA teacher workshops and courses provide innovative ideas and activities for interdisciplinary learning. All VMFA workshops are aligned with Virginia’s Standards of Learning and model strategies for including works of art in all K-12 curricula.
On-site teacher programs will be taking a short break this fall, so take advantage of Creative and Critical Thinking with Art, a self-paced, innovative—and FREE—online course, developed through a partnership of Virtual Virginia (VVA) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).
Creative and Critical Thinking with Art: This course uses VMFA collections to explore creative and critical thinking across different content areas. During this course, participants will explore how inquiry-based engagement with art objects might serve as a laboratory for honing the creative and critical thinking skills crucial to the discipline they teach. Sign up today!
Participants in this self-paced course will be able to:
- Understand and communicate about the creative and critical thinking opportunities presented by inquiry-based engagement with artwork.
- Identify strategies and thinking routines that stimulate creative and critical thinking by students looking at artwork.
- Consider own curriculum and identify possible pathways for using art objects to stimulate student creative and critical thinking.
- Create a plan for continued examination of using artwork to stimulate and foster creative and critical thinking in their classrooms.
Visit VMFA’s LEARN website for lesson concepts, resource sets, engagement activities, and more! Need help finding what you are looking for? Take a look at our Resource Menus; an annotated list of VMFA resources organized by subject area.
Resource Menu: Music
Resource Menu: English and Language Arts
Resource Menu: Visual Arts
Resource Menu: World Languages
Resource Menu: African American History
Resource Menu: World History