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Teacher Workshops


Professional Development Workshops

Designed to suit your needs

Price varies with length of workshop 

Not just for art teachers!  Head into the galleries at Virginia MOCA!  Experience firsthand fun and interactive techniques that can help students create powerful and relevant connections to works of art.  Take part in a variety of looking and movement activities that promote discussion, active learning, and critical thinking, all while exploring MOCA’s current exhibitions.


Teacher Workshop with Melissa Schappell
Date Wednesday, August 8
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $35, open to all teachers 
Register online

How do artists create meaning through symbols in their art?  Exhibiting artist Melissa Schappell uses collage techniques, painting, and drawing to examine environmental factors that influence mental health.  Join her for an opportunity to explore making and finding meaning using symbolic imagery in art, and how to incorporate this into the classroom setting.  This workshop will include an artist-led gallery talk, interactive activities geared for the classroom, curriculum and activity resources, and technique demonstrations.   During the workshop teachers will create their own artworks, embedded with meaning and symbolism, utilizing these techniques.  Attendees will need to bring a sketchbook.  All other materials will be provided. 

For more information about any teacher opportunities please contact Rebecca Davidson, Manager of School and Educator Programs, at Rebecca@VirginiaMOCA or 425-0000 x323.

Melissa Schappell. Helicopter Parenting, 2017. Image Courtesy of the Artist.
Melissa Schappell. Helicopter Parenting, 2017. Image Courtesy of the Artist.