Teacher Professional Development

The DAM’s teacher and school outreach division supports teachers through resources and content to encourage creative and experiential learning with art and objects. We hope to expand our relationship and build connections with you soon through one of the following options.

Please email creativityresource@denverartmuseum.org for details and booking information.

Teacher Professional Development orientation and presentation at the Denver Art Museum by School and Teacher Outreach staff.

Museum Resource Orientation

The DAM can provide teachers with a museum resource orientation in which a representative from DAM’s staff will be present and provide a 15-20 minute overview of the programmatic offerings for Schools and Teachers. These groups will then be allowed to occupy a room for up to 4 hours and have AV support (when available). Groups will also have access to the galleries, if within normal operating hours, for a self-directed half-day professional development opportunity.

Cost: Complimentary experience.

Notice: 4 weeks advanced notice requested. All bookings are dependent on availability and on a first come, first served basis.

Location: At the museum or off-site at your school or other location. Please email to discuss the potential of off-site opportunities.  

Teacher Professional Development in a guided half-day workshop at the Denver Art Museum

DAM-led Teacher Professional Development

This guided teacher workshop experience offers a 1- to 2-hour training utilizing the Denver Art Museum’s collection and teacher resources presented by a team of museum educators. The team will also provide an overview of the programmatic offerings for Schools and Teachers.

Training topics currently offered: 

  • Artist-Inspired Installations
  • Art + Literacy (e.g. Look to Read and Create to Write for Early Childhood audiences)
  • Spark with Art (e.g. Art Objects for Dialogue, Projects and Evaluation)

Cost: Per teacher for workshop and access to galleries. Additional cost if selected workshop includes a special ticketed exhibition; not included in membership. Email for details.

Notice: 8 weeks advanced notice required. All bookings are dependent on availability. 

Location: At the museum.