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.

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! Refreshments will be served.


February 7, 2019 | 6 – 9 PM
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, November 2017:

Exploring Escher Part 1

Exploring Escher, Part 2

Unveiling Escher’s Illusions, Part 1

Unveiling Escher’s Illusions, Part 2


Materials from Evening for Educators, March 2018:

Kaleidoscopic Symmetry


Materials from Evening for Educators, February 2019:

Responding to Patrick Doughtery

Earth Art – Ceramics