Teacher Resources

The Getty Museum and Villa


Learn about the collections at both the Getty Museum and the Getty Villa through one-day workshops or longer in-depth trainings.  All Teacher Professional Developments programs are FREE, including validated parking.

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inquiryCreate + Connect: Teacher Workshops
In these workshops, K–12 teachers are immersed in one aspect of the Getty Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, while learning specific ways to incorporate works of art into their classroom teaching. Workshops include hands-on art-making activities and lectures, tours, or small-group discussions with Getty Museum staff.

Creative at the Core: Art & Literacy across the K–5 Curriculum
In this five-day summer seminar, K–5 teachers will explore how to use art to invigorate their teaching practice and address Common Core literacy standards.  Through activities in the galleries, small-group discussions, and hands-on activities, you’ll discover new tools to strengthen literacy across the visual art, language arts, science, and history/social studies curricula.

Art and Language Arts
This free one-year program introduces K–5 teachers to meaningful and engaging strategies for developing students’ skills in language and visual arts. Through workshops, seminars, and hands-on activities led by Museum educators and curators, you’ll discover new tools to help your students think creatively, write successfully, and create inspiring works of art.

Teaching with the Cave Temples of Dunhuang

In this free, full-day workshop on August 1, 2016, participants will explore the landmark Getty exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road. Educators will tour the exhibition; learn about Buddhism and conservation science with scientists, curators, and educators; and collaborate with Summer Institute on China teachers to generate classroom-ready lessons and activities for implementation in their own teaching. Each participant will also receive materials for use in the classroom.

Registration will open May 3, 2016.

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