The McNay offers continuing professional education (CPE) for teachers. Read about programs for educators below and visit the calendar for information on upcoming programs.
Partial funding for the McNay Art Museum’s education programs is provided by The William Randolph Hearst Fund for Education Programs.
Three-hour program offered twice per year, in the fall and spring, on a Thursday evening with a keynote address, docent tours, and multiple sessions related to a special exhibition.
Three-hour workshops held on Saturdays or Thursday evenings related to an exhibition, the McNay collection, art media, or a curriculum area.
Receive CPE Credit for McNay Events
In addition to educator events, you may also receive credit for attending selected public programs, including lectures. To receive a CPE certificate, call 210.805.1768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name as you would like it to appear on the certificate.
Spotlight is an annual program that invites students to make creative responses to one work of art in the museum’s collection. The culmination of this year-long focus is the Spotlight Celebration, where students have a forum to showcase their finished projects and talk about the creative process.
Summer Teacher Institute
Summer Teacher Institute is a three-day summer conference relating a variety of curriculum areas to art in the McNay’s collection or special exhibitions.
The sessions broaden my knowledge of art and are very motivational and helpful in using it with my young students. All sessions I have attended have added to my use of fine art in the classroom.
~Summer Teacher Institute Participant
Tres Museos: A Museum Day for Educators
Tres Museos is a one-day program in August jointly presented by the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Witte Museum, and the McNay to introduce upcoming exhibitions and programs to area educators before the academic year begins.
Teacher Resource Center
The Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is a lending library of classroom resources, including exhibition catalogues, story books, and DVDs. The TRC acquires resources related to every special exhibition. Borrow an art-related DVD, book, or classroom kit to prepare your students for an upcoming museum visit or to supplement a lesson.