Teachers, join us for a unique opportunity to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues! 

Evenings for Educators is a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each session presents strategies for incorporating the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize parallels between the visual arts and core content areas.

Teachers attend virtual lectures by a curator or scholar and participate in gallery tours, discussions, and artist-led workshops. Participants also receive curriculum materials containing thematic essays, artwork reproductions, discussion questions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and standards-aligned.

In the 2020–21 season, programs will take place online via Zoom, making it possible for teachers everywhere to join us. In addition, the lectures and workshops will be offered as separate programs so that teachers can participate in more workshops than usual. 

Participating teachers are eligible for one LAUSD Salary Point Credit upon completion of an additional assignment.

Questions? Please contact educate@lacma.org.

Virtual Evenings for Educators is made possible by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Mara W. Breech Foundation, and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation

LACMA has greatly expanded its selection of online courses, available FREE for K–7th grade classrooms. Find fun and engaging visual arts lessons featuring our talented teaching artists leading creative, standards-aligned activities that students can do with materials found around their homes. Courses also include lesson plans, essays, artist biographies, and more so that you can customize materials to fit your class schedule. 

K–5th grade videos are organized into key themes for your teaching: STEAM, Social-Emotional Learning, and the creativity of L.A. artists. 

Videos for 6th grade classrooms explore art of Early World cultures; 7th grade videos investigate art of the Ancestral Americas. In these courses, LACMA educators and conservators present strategies for learning from primary sources—such as art objects—through examination and inference in order to construct hypotheses and identify personal meaning.

We’ve compiled our best teaching resources to make it easier for you to find quality arts lessons for your students. View them here.

Grade-level Curricula
Evenings for Educators Resources
Online Courses
LACMA Visit Resource Guides
Mobile Classroom Curricula