Teacher professional development

Teacher Workshop: Creative Risk-Taking

Join us for a free professional development program for 5th-12th grade teachers, administrators, and teaching artists.

How can art inspire us to be bold and original in our thinking, collaborate confidently with others, and take creative risks in the arts and other core subjects?

  • Explore the groundbreaking conceptual art of Adrian Piper in the exhibition Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 and the experimental drawings of writer and critic Victor Hugo in Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo
  • Discover strategies for strengthening your students’ skills in creative and critical thinking through discussions about art
  • Participate in visual artmaking and theater arts activities that stimulate creative and collaborative processes in ways that can be directly applied to lesson planning and teaching arts-based lessons with your students
  • Gain tools that inspire you and your students to be flexible in your own thinking

Coffee and pastries will be provided. You may bring your own lunch, purchase grab-and-go food from our simplethings cart, or enjoy lunch offsite.

Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP with your name, school, and subject(s) grade level(s) you teach to [email protected]  

This workshop is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

This workshop is designed particularly for 5th–12th grade generalist and humanities teachers. Since capacity is limited, priority will be given to 5th–12th grade generalist and humanities teachers.