From gallery tours to professional development workshops and online resources, teachers and their students can explore and enjoy the Museum, both in the galleries and in the classroom.
The NCMA offers a variety of new professional development programs and resources to help you teach Big Picture learning.
Explore the new ArtNC portal, a teacher Web site designed to help you use art in any classroom. Features include large images of works of art, art-integrated lesson plans, workshop information, and the innovative Concept Explorer, an art-based tool that makes lesson planning fun!
Visit ArtNC News to get up-to-the-minute program information and creative ideas for your classroom.
Big Picture Workshops
Workshops provide strategies to help you make connections between art and classroom concepts. Workshops include guided gallery experiences and hands-on creative opportunities that can be adapted to the classroom. Lesson-planning ideas and support are provided. More info
Three annual, free events feature acclaimed artists and educators, showcase Big Picture programs and resources, and offer informal professional development experiences to jumpstart your creativity. More info
Coming soon! We plan to offer an annual Big Picture Teaching Fellowship, Big Picture student exhibitions, and online courses. Check ArtNC News for updates.
The Big Picture and ArtNC are supported by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Press Release (pdf)
Each school year the Museum partners with four public school systems to bring our collections into classrooms across North Carolina. Art of Collaboration teachers use the visual arts to engage their students in learning about math, science, social studies, and language arts. Since the project's inception in 2007, the Museum has partnered with over 120 middle school teachers from 29 schools in 15 counties across the state. Art of Collaboration is evaluated annually (2011–2012 Report).
Thanks to a generous grant from PNC Bank, Grow Up Great with the Arts joins the North Carolina Museum of Art, Carolina Ballet, and the Wake County Public School System to provide a standards-based pre-K arts integration program for select Title I preschools within WCPSS. This comprehensive, dynamic initiative will foster kindergarten readiness through teacher training, classroom in-services, curricula and resources, field trips, and family activities.
Teacher’s Day Out: Exploring Your Museum of Art
Free; groups of 10 or more
Open to all disciplines and grade levels
Let the Museum become your classroom for your next school or countywide teacher professional development day. Sessions include an overview of our teacher resources and programs and your choice from this menu of topics. Experiences can be tailored to meet your particular needs.
Call (919) 664-6771 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance.