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Teachers Programs

Open Enrollment Workshops

Expand the scope of classroom learning by bringing art into your curriculum. The Art Institute offers after-school, single-day, and multi-day professional development workshops on a variety of topics for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. Programs use works of art as catalysts for learning and creative engagement and feature resources that empower you to make art central to learning. Workshops are taught by museum education staff, guest scholars, artists, and peer teachers. Participants earn CPDUs for all workshops, and graduate credit is available for courses that last three days or more.

Visit the Teacher Programs calendar to view our current offerings and to register.

For more information about open enrollment workshops, call (312) 443-9092 or e-mail 

Classroom Connect

Classroom Connect is a three-hour professional development program for teachers. Work with with your peers on inquiry-based teaching methods, including looking strategies, open-ended questioning, and object-based learning activities that can be conducted in both the museum and classroom. Participants receive an overview of available museum resources.

Fee: $25 per person ($12 per pre-service student) 

Minimum 12 participants


To schedule a Classroom Connect session, contact us at (312) 443-9092 or

Additional teacher programs are offered through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.