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Workshops for Educators, Classes, Teens, and Private Groups

The Weisman offers group visits, guided tours, workshops; WAM also offers guided tours especially tailored for UMN classes. Contact to learn more about what's 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

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. Learn more

  • Student groups (max. 30 students): $150 fee
  • Teacher groups (minimum 10 teachers): $275 fee (includes 10 artful writing kits)

In-Service Workshop

Fee: $275 per session

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.

Email Jamee Yung, for more information about teacher professional development opportunities.

Building Your Team

Base workshop fee: $300. Additional fees may apply based on customization.

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.

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.