EDUCATION Teacher Programs


The Heckscher Museum of Art strongly believes in its role as an educational resource for professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators. Every school year, educators across all disciplines are invited to take part in a number of exciting opportunities to grow and learn along with their colleagues at the Museum!

Superintendent's Day Conference 2022

Representation & Imagination
at The Heckscher Museum & Huntington Fine Arts

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
9 am – 3 pm

K-12 teachers are invited to join us for this full day art conference at the Museum and Huntington Fine Arts in Greenlawn! Tour the Long Island Biennial and explore exhibit-related themes through close looking, idea sharing and activities in the galleries. Enjoy inspiring presentations by artists Keith Gamache, Darlene Blaurock, and Lauren Skelly Bailey, spend half the day at the incredible studio space of Huntington Fine Arts, and much more!

$90 per person*
*Space is limited. Fee includes all art supplies. This program is BOCES accepted. Participants receive a certificate for 6 CTLE Hours after the program takes place.

Become a School District Member and three teachers receive FREE ADMISSION!

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SCALA Workshop

Every school year, the Museum is pleased to host a SCALA (Suffolk County Art Leaders Association) Workshop for K-12 art teachers.

Hand Rendered Patterns with artist Kasmira Mohanty
& Animal Sculptures
inspired by artist Eileen W. Palmer

Thursday, December 1, 2022
4:30 – 7:30 pm

Tour the Long Island Biennial and get inspired by local contemporary artists! Next, enjoy a talk by Kasmira Mohanty as she discusses her artwork. Mohanty’s artwork incorporates her love of street and graffiti art coupled with an abundance of pattern, color, line and texture.

Get hands-on as Mohanty will share how to create a hand rendered repeating pattern in any style or medium. Finally, learn about the mixed-media artwork of Eileen W. Palmer and create your own imaginative animal sculpture using wire, fabric, paper and more!

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Left to right: Kasmira Mohanty, Scream Inside Your Heart, 2022 [detail], mixed media; Eileen W. Palmer, FOMO The Magpie, 2020 [detail], animated bead sculpture.


All activities meet the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and Common Core Learning Standards.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is proud to be an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education of The New York State Education Department (NYSED).

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