NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Programs For Teachers

The NBMAA offers full-day or half-day teacher workshops for K-12 educators from varying disciplines. Learn to use the visual arts to enrich your curriculum and make interdisciplinary connections with language arts, social studies, and even math. Workshops may include docent-led tours, lectures, gallery-based exercises, and hands-on studio and writing activities all aimed at using the Museum’s collection to promote creative and critical thinking skills. Educators may register for themed workshops offered by the Museum throughout the year or districts may book their own workshop in advance by working closely with the Education Department.

Click the link under Programs (to the left) for upcoming scheduled programs or work with us to plan a workshop specially adapted to your needs. Contact Mary Reidy, Coordinator of Academic Programs, at 860-229-0257, ext. 235 or send an email to reidym@nbmaa.org for current fees or to schedule a program.

Other Training

ARTrageous Staff Training!

Team Building Programs for Corporate and Non-profit Organizations tailored to meet the training needs of your organization.

Have fun while participating in activities that support team building, foster employee listening skills and strengthen communication between employees. Explore art-based games, looking strategies, and hands-on activities that engage participants to make connections to their work and personal lives. Artworks from the Museum’s collection are the basis of activities designed to foster creative thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Contact Mary Reidy, Coordinator of Academic Programs, at 860-229-0257, ext. 235 or send an email to reidym@nbmaa.org, attention: Training Programs, for more information.

Medicine & Art Program

The program aims to develop observational skills and is intended for medical students, medical professionals, social workers and other professionals who would benefit from improving observational and visual literacy skills to enhance utilization of visual evidence in clinical settings. This program emphasizes visual analysis and observation-based learning. Trainees will learn techniques necessary for conducting a deep analysis of a work of art with a student group. The program aims to develop patient assessment skills while developing participants’ ability to use fine art enjoyment as a stress- reliever during medical careers. Contact Mary Reidy, Coordinator of Academic Programs, at 860-229-0257, ext. 235 or send an email to reidym@nbmaa.org, attention: Training Programs, for more information.