Workshops for Educators, Classes, Teens, and Private Groups

For the spring 2022 season, Weisman Art Museum is not offering in-person group visits, guided tours, workshops; guided tours are currently only available for UMN classes. With the warmer months, however, guided tours through the public art on campus will resume; contact to learn more about what’s now available.

In addition, WAM offers many online experiences, including virtual tours, virtual workshops and class experiences. Please visit our website or contact the education department for a customized experience, or

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)

2022 Teen Architecture Workshop

The Weisman’s summer Teen Architecture Workshop is back! The WAM Teen Architecture Workshop is an exciting opportunity to work with professional architects, engineers, and designers from the University of Minnesota at the Weisman Art Museum. Posed as an architectural project, participants will explore, design, and build creative solutions in a professional setting. No specific design experience is necessary, just a keen interest in art, design, engineering, or architecture.

Space is limited. Once filled, students may be placed on a waiting list. Eligible students must be entering grades 10 – 12 in the fall of 2022.

Fee: $200 (scholarships available)
Workshop dates: June 23 & 30 and July 7, 14 & 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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, for more information about teacher professional development opportunities.

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

…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.