Teacher Programs

Teacher Programs

Teacher Workshops


Navajo Workshop/Crossing Boundaries
Saturday, March 14
9 am–1 pm

For teachers participating in the Crossing Boundaries program for 7th and 8th grades, and for 4th-to 8th-grade teachers looking to integrate cross-cultural learning into the classroom. Delve into the Barnes Foundation displays called ensembles and study how they enable students to compare cultures. Build a Navajo loom for your classroom and take home lesson plans to use weaving as a foundation for creative writing.
Educators only. $25; members $22; free for Crossing Boundaries enrollees. 

Crossing Boundaries program is sponsored by


Two Museums, One Historical Moment: The Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, and Nineteenth Century France
Saturday, April 18
9 am–1 pm

Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Both the French Impressionist painters and Auguste Rodin paved a path toward modern art. Join us for an in-depth look at 19th and early 20th century painting and sculpture at the Barnes Foundation and the Rodin Museum. Through a lecture, gallery session, and a hands-on activity, explore how Impressionist artists rebelled on canvas, Rodin revolutionized sculpture, and how all of these masterpieces found their home in Philadelphia.
Educators only. $32; Barnes and PMA members $25. Register through PMA: philamuseum.org/education or 215.235.7469.

Summer Teacher Institute
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28–29 
10 am–3 pm

Appropriate for pre-K–12 teachers in all subjects, this intensive two-day workshop sets up the use of art and the theories of Dr. Barnes to achieve curricular goals. Pennsylvania teachers are eligible to earn Act 48 credit; hours are provided through the sponsorship of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Educators only; $100. Register online or call 215.278.7300.

Classroom Resources

Explore our classroom resources for lesson plans and student activities or discover our various outreach programs.

Continuing Education

Continue your education with our workshops and courses in art and horticulture.

Click here for detailed descriptions, scheduling, and pricing information, or request a course catalogue by email or 215.278.7300.