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Evenings for Educators

One of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) is the Evening for Educators series. These events are held on average once or twice a month during the academic year at locations across the state of Utah.
Evening for Educators feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunitieis, and free educational materials designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events. 
2016-2017 Schedule for  Evenings for Educators:

*To Preregister for an Evening for Educators, please visit usoe.truenorthlogic.com
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
2016 National Parks
Uniting America: 100 Years on Common Ground
It is the 100th Birthday of our National Park System.  Come to learn more about our national parks that art helped establish beginning in 1872. See if you agree with author, Wallace Stegner, who called them “America’s Best Idea”. 
Hosted by the St. George Art Museum (St. George)
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
ConTEXTualizing ART!
Join us as we explore two text-centric exhibitions “Don’t Read This, Too” and “Three-Mile Radius” and how language and letters can enhance the visual arts, through poetry, artist statements and more! Hands-on workshops will help k-12 educators explore both language arts and the elements and principles of art and design and how to build these connections in their classrooms.
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm 
Museum-in-a-Box: Preserving and Envisioning
As our nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the importance of preservation, we will investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts. Participants will embellish a personal museum-in-a-box as an enduring memento and receptacle for their own memories and aspirations.
Hosted by Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) (Cedar City)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
It's My Life: Autobiography & Nostalgia in Art
We will explore artworks based on artist Rebecca Campbell’s personal life and look at the role nostalgia plays in creating and interpreting autobiographical art. Come discover how your personal experiences can shape your art!
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Art Connects: New Perspectives
This in-depth teacher workshop will use the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about your arts curriculum and strategies for developing art projects for the K-12 classroom. Using everyday materials, jump start your creativity and discover meaningful connections.​              
Hosted by CCSD and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (Logan)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
The sculptures of UMOCA’s exhibition, Object[ed], challenge concepts of objecthood by considering gendered experiences as they relate to art history. Join us for a guided tour and hands-on workshops that demonstrate how K-12 educators can use these art objects to teach social equity and history in the classroom.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Professionalism & Presentations
Presentation is essential to museum work, and with the new Utah Art Standards including “presenting” as a benchmark, we all need time to develop this skill and practice with our peers. Tonight we offer art teachers and attendees chances to learn about framing and displaying work, exhibiting student work, writing artists’ statements, and speaking in group settings.
Hosted by Woodbury Art Museum (Orem)
Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Drawing in Sketchy!
Children learn “to see” by learning to draw and sketch. Young artists learn to evaluate and study what they see by comparing and contrasting things in their world. Drawing offers a chance for expression, imagination, and creativity. Drawing improves fine motor skills, problem-solving strategies, improves visual and perceptual skills; Drawing is FUN! This event takes place on the Friday of UAEA and provides educators with great networking opportunities. 
Hosted by DSU Sears Gallery with UAEA (St. George)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Classical Tradition: Learning from Past and Present Masters
In conjunction with the exhibition “The Classical Tradition: Serenity, Simplicity and Harmony”, we will explore classical rules of artistic practice, and how contemporary artists can learn from these time-honored ideals. In hands-on workshops, K-12 educators will learn about these classical aesthetics, mathematical harmonies, and how they can shape modern day learning.
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
All Fun and Games? Photography of School Playgrounds Around the World
We will view photographer James Mollison’s diverse images of children playing on school yards from London to Tokyo and explore issues related to play, social conflict, cultural norm, and ideas of individuality & uniformity.
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Wednesday, April 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
At Work: Celebrating the Art of Labor and the Working World
The “daily grind” is part of everyday life, no matter where (or when) we live. Explore the art of work and works of art from the UMFA’s global collection to spark interdisciplinary appreciation of the importance of labor across culture and time.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)

With Questions, please email Leslie Gleaves at SMAteacherprograms@springville.org

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February 25, 2017
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