Explore the Museum with your students through guided tours, engage in professional development or download Educator Guides. Educator resources are available to support teachers in integrating the visual arts into their classrooms.
Professional development workshops are held throughout the year for educators of all disciplines and grade levels. Educators receive Resource Guides (lesson ideas, images and other resources) and partake in gallery walks, lectures and art making to support pre- and post-tour classroom activities.
Visual Thinking Strategies Workshops
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a student-centered, developmental, inquiry-based method of teaching. VTS helps students and teachers develop critical thinking skills through art-based discussions. Teachers learn facilitation techniques which improve student observation and evidential reasoning skills and address the Common Core learning standards. Workshops for individual schools may be arranged by emailing .
Educator Resource Guides
The Everson Museum of Art offers a variety of resources to enhance your curriculum. Educator Resource Guides correspond with the permanent collection, temporary and traveling exhibitions, and are meant to help educators adapt the content of an exhibition to their individual curriculum needs. They include an introduction to the exhibition, artist biographies, related lessons, images, glossary of terms and additional resources for further research on your own, such as websites and printed materials. In addition, the guide provides educators with the necessary information to maximize the benefit of a guided tour of the exhibition.
Educator Resource Center
The Everson Educator Resource Center (ERC) serves as a lending library to help area educators integrate art into their curriculum. The ERC provides a distinctive collection of art and cultural materials, technology and services to enliven student learning experiences through art, at no cost. The ERC is located on the lower level of the Museum.
Resources available for loan include art reference texts, interdisciplinary curricula, Visual Thinking Strategies materials, multicultural art objects, art reproductions, children's books, games, educational videos and more!
ERC Circulation Policies
The Educator Resource Center is made possible through grants from the John Ben Snow Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.