Workshops for Educators, Classes, Teens, and Private Groups

For the safety of all visitors and staff at the Weisman Art Museum, we are not currently offering in-person group visits, guided tours, workshops or UMN class visits. We are offering many virtual experiences including virtual tours, virtual guided experiences, virtual workshops and virtual UMN class experiences. Please visit our website or contact the education department for a customized experience, wamtour@umn.edu or jtyung@umn.edu.

WAM Teacher Institute participants explore the possibilities of the visual art through movement in the galleries

Artful Writing: Art as a Spark for Creative Writing

Artists and authors notice things that others might miss. In this workshop, students practice careful observation, while discussing and critically responding to diverse artworks and use that experience to fuel creative writing ideas.

Student groups (max. 30 students)

Fee: $150

Teacher groups (minimum 10 teachers)

Fee: $275 (includes 10 artful writing kits)


In-Service Workshop

This two hour workshop, which can be presented in the museum or at a school location, focuses on learning and practicing the critical response strategy for guiding student perception and interpretation. Groups of 10 or more for teachers.

Fee: $275 per session

Email Jamee Yung, jtyung@umn.edu for more information about teacher professional development opportunities.


Teen Architecture Workshop

WAM offers a week-long summer architecture camp for high school students in grades 10-12. The workshop gives students the opportunity to work collaboratively with professional architects, engineers, and designers from the University of Minnesota at our Frank Gehry-designed building, to explore, design, and build creative solutions in a professional setting. The 2020 Teen Architecture Workshop will take place August 3 – August 7, Monday – Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get more information and register here.


Building Your Team

Build creativity and fresh perspective by scheduling a fun and effective team-building workshop. Workshops are based on our perceive method and use works of art to help you slow down, look closely, deeply listen, and consider different perspectives. By gathering information about your group or company, we will recommend and customize a workshop format that reflects your group’s style, goals, and current situation.

Workshops may include:

  • Team-building activities
  • Interactive training & exercises
  • Improv
  • Art-making
  • Games
  • Facilitated group discussions
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…or all of the above. Our workshops range from a short one-hour program that can be included in an already-scheduled meeting or conference, to a half or full-day event.

Base workshop fee: $300

Additional fees may apply based on customization.

Have another idea? Contact Jamee Yung, Education Director.


U of M

WAM invites you to make our galleries part of your classroom. All workshops are free to University of Minnesota classes. Virtual workshops explore inquiry-based art viewing, writing, cross discipline themes, special exhibitions, and can be developed to connect to class themes. Work with our education team to create a customized workshop to meet your class needs.