The Evenings for Educators series is one of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP). These events are held at locations across the state of Utah and feature speakers, hands-on workshops, and educational materials designed to help teachers integrate art into their curriculum. Teachers may receive in-service credit for attending these events.

September 26, 2019
Multisensory: Engaging Children and Teens with Visual Art

Visit Becoming America the MOA’s new exhibition of American art and experience playful ways to teach children and teens about visual art and culture using multimodal teaching strategies. Ideal for a gallery or classroom setting, these techniques will help art novices and experts alike to facilitate exciting lessons about visual art. Fun art-making studio projects will round out the gallery experience.

Materials from Evening for Educators, September 2019:

Responding to Art, Grades 1 – 5

Responding to Art, Grades 6 – 9
(email for high-res version)

Responding to Art, Grades 10 – 12


February 7, 2019 
Nature Transformed: The Art of Patrick Dougherty and Danae Mattes

Marvel at artworks by Patrick Dougherty and Danae Mattes. Dougherty’s grand installations, made from thousands of interwoven tree saplings, celebrate the repetitive toil of agrarian life and the Zen of handcrafted workmanship. Danae Mattes’ evaporation pools elicit the deep connection we feel with nature’s most essential, life-giving element—water. In the workshops, you will discover ways to mold nature’s bounteous materials into new and captivating art forms.

Materials from Evening for Educators, February 2019:

Responding to Patrick Doughtery

Earth Art – Ceramics

October 3, 2018 | 6 – 9 PM
You Can Draw! Fun and Accessible Drawing Techniques for All Ages

This evening is all about line–a fundamental element of art. Start with a tour of Lasting Impressions, our new exhibition of Carl Bloch’s masterful etchings and drawings. Experience an engaging keynote address by Utah-based artists Cassandra Barney and Brian Kershisnik on their unique approaches to drawing. Then attend their individual workshops to learn fun and simple drawing techniques designed to help you and your students discover that everyone can draw!

Materials from Evening for Educators, October 2018:

You Can Draw! Fun and Accessible Drawing Techniques for All Ages

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