Arts in Education Program
The Farnsworth Art Museum is committed to furthering arts integration by providing innovative, inquiry-based experiences for students and professional development opportunities and resources for educators.
Educator professional development
Farnsworth Educator Cohort
The Farnsworth offers a wide variety of free workshops, lectures, films, and other professional development opportunities to local educators. In addition, educators can schedule free consultations with Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea Curtis by appointment. Educators receive contact hours for their attendance and participation.
Arts-integrated school partnerships (Yearlong)
Stories of the land and its people (Grades 4 & 7)
Stories of the Land and its People (Stories) is a yearlong inquiry-based, arts integration program that uses art as a tool to investigative and connect with local communities and classroom learning standards. Participants partner with museum educators and professional artists in the classroom, at the museum, and on expeditionary field trips. Students' arts-integrated projects are exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum at the completion of the program.
Arts-integrated School Partnerships (Semester)
Arts-Integration Units (Grades K-12)
4-16 Weeks designed Units
Arts-integration Units are 4-16 week partnerships between local schools and the museum. These units connect art to curricular subjects through multiple experiences in the Farnsworth's galleries and art studio. With a focus on process, participants connect with museum educators and professional artists at the museum to explore a theme and create a final art piece for exhibition in their school. Themes vary by semester.
Gallery visits and events
In addition to the Farnsworth's Arts in Education arts-integration programs, the museum offers one-time gallery visits, Pre-K activities, adult programs, general tours, and educational events for the public.