Organized by the Springville Museum of Art, the Evenings for Educators series is one of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP). These events are held on average once a month during the academic year at locations across the state of Utah.

Evenings for Educators feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and free educational materials designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events. See the full series and preregister >


Cities of Conviction

OCT 26, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM

The Cities of Conviction exhibition presents contemporary artworks from Saudi Arabia that engage in issues of ideology, government, and commerce. Join us for an opportunity to explore transformation in Saudi society through two teacher-led art workshops and a guided gallery tour.
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Lesson Plans:

  • Stereotypes – Lesson Plan by Ana Antunes
    Use the Cities of Conviction and The Hijab Project exhibitions to talk about stereotypes with your students. This lesson provides activities for before, during and after a field trip to the museum, outlining an instructional scaffolding technique that builds on what students know about stereotyping and labeling.
  • Lotus Flower Drawings – Lesson Plan by Fahimeh Amiri
    The lotus flower is a stylized motif in Islamic Art. Comprised of plant-inspired, arabesque lines that form symmetric patterns as they grow from a single point, the lotus is an important element of Islamic design and ornamentation. This lesson includes instructions, templates and visual examples to help your students draw a unique lotus design while learning about symmetry.