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Workshops and Professional Development

Every month, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities that aim to address both parts of the teaching artist experience: artmaking and education. These events cover a variety of important topics for teaching artists, from current educational trends to logistical and health concerns, to the ongoing practice of engaging every student in the room.

  • Events marked PLC refer to professional learning communities, which have teaching artists engaging in a given topic in a peer education format.
  • Teaching Artist Studio workshops are a part of a year-long program series of experiential workshops which are also available to the public.
  • Upcoming Workshops

    September 2019

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Trauma-Informed Care for Teaching Artists 101

    Register by 5pm, Friday, September 13.

    Click here to begin!

    In this introductory training participants will learn about complex trauma, its relationship to systemic oppression, and impacts on health and behaviors. They will examine how trauma is expressed through behaviors in order to begin to recognize and respond to people in ways that resist re-traumatization. While the information has a wide reach, it’s structured to focus on working with the K-12 public school population as a guest artist.

    Workshop leader: Maia McCarthy.

    TIME: 9am –1pm. Doors open at 8:30am.
    LOCATION: Young Audiences, 1220 SW Morrison, 10th Floor.
    COST: $20 for general public. Free to YA Roster. Limit 16 participants

    Check back soon for more information on the rest of our 2019-20 offerings (subject to change).

    October 2019

    • PLC: Optimizing In-School Performances

    • Classroom Management for Teaching Artists

      A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

    November 2019

    • Teaching Multilingual Learners

    • Racial Inequities in the Arts Classroom

      A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

    December 2019

    • Aligning Ages and Activities

      A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

    January 2020

    • Taxes and Finances for the Independent Contractor

    • Creative Approaches to Core Standards

      A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

    February 2020

    • Deepening Inquiry: A Questioning Laboratory

      A Teaching Artist Studio Workshop

    March 2020

    • Trauma-Informed Care 201

    April 2020

    • Depth vs Breadth: Adding the Arts to STEM

    May 2020

    • Self Care for Makers and Teachers

    • The Teaching Artist Studio is a project supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

    • To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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