In-Service Days

Diversify your teaching strategies and integrate artworks into your curriculum. In-service Days feature interactive and participatory workshops with gallery activities, handouts, and practical “take-home” lessons. Four weeks-notice and a five-person minimum are required. Choose from the topics below, or call the Education Department to discuss customized options.

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Art and the Common Core

Incorporate English Language Arts (ELA) skill-building into your art curriculum or energize your ELA lessons with art as your primary text. Tools and questioning strategies for artworks and various writing prompts will be modeled. Each exercise is correlated to grade-specific skills required by Common Core standards for ELA.

Studio Art Retreat

Want to focus in depth on the creative process? Spend the day with our studio faculty, learning a new process, medium, or skill. These sessions are customized to your interests and needs and conclude with critique and reflection for classroom applications. Teachers bring their own supplies or else an additional supply fee applies.


  • Half day (up to 3 hours): $35 / teacher, $200 minimum
  • Full day (3.5 – 5 hours): $60 / teacher, $250 minimum
  • Optional Lunch: Add $10 to the registration fee for a boxed lunch or bring your own

Exhibition Previews

View current exhibitions before you visit with students. Attend MAC’s exhibition openings throughout the year and enjoy refreshments and good company. Admission is free.

2015-16 Calendar of Previews

Thursday, October 1, 2015 5:30pm – 7pm: Annual Photo Exhibition

Friday, January 15, 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Black and White, Group Juried Exhibition

Thursday, March 3, 6pm  – 8pm: Young at Art, Annual Children’s Exhibition

Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm – 8pm: Members & Elected Artists Exhibition