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Continuing Education for Educators

As part of our mission to create education programs for lifelong learning and discovery, the Albright-Knox is dedicated to developing learning opportunities for teachers as well as students. We offer teacher resources and professional development for educators in all disciplines to support arts integration in the classrooms of Western New York and beyond.

Aligned with state and common core standards, the Albright-Knox’s educational approach will introduce you to how art can ignite curiosity, foster critical-thinking skills, and help you to think creatively about interdisciplinary links to your curriculum.

Learn more below about Educators' Workshops at Albright-Knox Northland or about scheduling a private Educators' Workshop at your school or district office.

Educators’ Workshops at Albright-Knox Northland

Starting in early 2020, the museum will offer quarterly workshops to active Pre-K–12 teachers and administrators at Albright-Knox Northland, a project space at 612 Northland Avenue in Buffalo. These workshops will use artworks on view and reproductions of artworks from the museum’s collection to inspire curriculum development and encourage critical and creative thinking in student learning using Visual Thinking Strategies.

Please check back for information about upcoming workshops.

Traveling Educators' Workshops

Who: The museum offers workshops to local schools and districts for groups of up to 20 active Pre-K–12 teachers and administrators.

When: Workshops may be scheduled on weekdays for two or three hours between 9 am and 7 pm.

Cost: For groups in Erie County, the fee is $200 for a two-hour workshop and $250 for a three-hour workshop. For groups outside Erie County, the fee is $275 for a two-hour workshop and $325 for a three-hour workshop.

Workshops include instruction, resources, and art supplies.

Workshop Options

Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Go beyond “What do you see?” with this interactive workshop on how to phrase strong open-ended questions to actively encourage learners to analyze modern and contemporary art. You’ll leave with a few tricks on how to guide discussions that encourage critical thinking. Focusing on the Albright-Knox’s collection, this workshop will also include an artmaking activity to support lesson planning.

Public Art and the Stories It Tells

Why is public art important? Explore the idea of art as an opportunity to make new connections, or to connect directly within one’s community with public works of art. If weather and proximity permit, participants will take a walk to a nearby work of public art. Focusing on the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative, this workshop will also include an artmaking activity to support lesson planning.

Please check back for additional workshop options.

Requesting a Workshop

To request an Educators' Workshop at your school or district office, please complete and submit the Educators' Workshop Request Form. Please read our Educators' Workshop Terms of Agreement before placing your request. After receiving your request, we will contact you in two to five business days to move forward with scheduling.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Kranz at lkranz@albrightknox.org.

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