Teacher Programs

These extended programs help classroom teachers link curricula to the visual arts and provide 3 hours of Act 48 credit or New Jersey Professional Development.PAFA Museum Education staff host workshops in conjunction with Special Exhibitions and the Permanent Collection for K-12 Teachers. Educators will tour the exhibition, participate in hands-on art making and takeaway lessons plans and pre and post visit materials.

Educator's Workshops

The Museum Education department host teacher workshops that examine special exhibitions and the permanent collection in ways to incite curiosity in your students, work with each teachers curriculum, and provide a multidisciplinary approach to gallery learning.  To be added to the monthly newsletter please email Katie Samson csamson@pafa.org

Educator's Workshop: Reframing Art in 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Connelly Foundation Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

Educators from schools and organizations are invited to view the new installation of paintings from PAFA’s permanent collection that question the myths that unequal access to privilege and power has enabled. Educators will add their voices to the conversation about how historic collections of art can be reframed in the context of 2018 and leave this workshop with a set of questions, objects and talking points to use when discussing issues of race, power, gender and inequality with students.  Bring your knowledge and experience to this open participatory workshop and be a part of the reinterpretation of PAFA’s collection.  


Teacher Talks

Tour the permanent collection or special exhibition at PAFA to dive deep into a subject and spend time discussing works and brainstorming ideas for classroom learning.  This informal gathering invites lively debate and discussion and the sharing of ideas.

Free Passes for Teachers

Obtain a free teacher's pass to PAFA prior to your visit with your students.  Request your free pass when you schedule a tour.

Teacher Workshops in Schools

PAFA Museum Education staff can create professional development programs for your school aligned with the themes of our school tours and your curriculum.  Participating teachers receive 3 hours of Act 48 credit.  Contact us for fees and availability.