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Summer Institute for Educators: Enhancing Curriculum with Arts Integration

Jul 24 – 25 2019

Seattle Art Museum

Arnold Board Room (entire)

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Why is art important? How can it connect to your curriculum and enhance your students’ learning and understanding? Come find out in SAM’s two-day intensive institute that delves into the importance of visual literacy, art making, and how the arts connect to social studies, language arts, sciences, and beyond.

Through gallery exploration of SAM’s permanent collection, the special exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement and SAM’s Body Language, an exhibition highlighting the powerful stories of pose, movement, and gestures in art across centuries. Experience a variety of immersive and awe-inspiring art with a wealth of connections to your curriculum. Participate in art-making activities that can be adapted to the classroom with SAM educators and local artists, and refresh your practice for a new year of teaching.

Gain inspiration and teaching techniques to refresh your practice for a new year of teaching!


Amazing! I feel so inspired and uplifted. This workshop was relevant, thoughtful, and helpful. I also appreciated the thread of cultural recognition throughout.

–2017 Institute participant

This program is designed for K-12 classroom teachers as an introduction to using art in the classroom. All are welcome. Workshop participants will receive free resources and teaching materials, entrance to SAM’s galleries, and twelve (12) Washington State Clock Hours.

Photo: Jenny Crooks

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.