For educators

The Worcester Art Museum is committed to making art from around the world accessible to educators of all kinds. The Museum’s team of educators and curators continue to create resources, guides, and experiences tailored to different grade levels and types of learning. We offer opportunities to come closer to art in the classroom, at home, or during your visit to the Museum.

Classes and workshops

The Museum offers classes and workshops for educators to build their networks, exchange ideas, explore ways to integrate the arts into other curriculum areas, and learn new techniques.

Studio art classes and workshops

Explore the Museum, try new materials, and engage with professional artists and educators! Register online today or contact the Museum’s studio programs office at or 508-793-4333 for more information.

  • Scholarships – Please inform us if a student requires financial assistance. To learn more, contact or 508-793-4339.
  • Professional Development Points (PDPs) – The Worcester Art Museum has been approved by the Massachusetts State Department of Education as an official provider of professional development points. Teachers can take any of the Museum’s adult classes for PDPs at no additional cost. Contact to request a PDP Certificate. The number of PDPs awarded will equal the number of hours of the course you complete.

Teacher workshops

  • Professional Development Workshops – The Museum can host or help your department or district develop a professional development workshop to fit your needs. To learn more, contact or 508-793-4462. Must be scheduled 6+ weeks in advance.


Hear from living artists, experts in the field, and exhibition curators in a variety of talks, Q & A sessions, and lecture series.

Academic partners

The Worcester Art Museum is proud to be in partnership with many of Worcester’s academic institutions.

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Members receive 2-for-1 Museum admission!

You (as a member of the MTA) may be able to fund your Museum experience with a Massachusetts Cultural Council PASS or Local Cultural Council grant. For more information, contact the MCC at 1-800-232-0960 or

Education programs at the Worcester Art Museum are supported by the George I. Alden Trust Assistant Director of Education Fund, George I. Alden Trust Docent Education Fund, Booth Family Fund for Education and Outreach at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Isabel Baker Carleton Memorial Fund, Burrow Movie Fund, Martha A. Cowan Fund at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Dorothy Frances Cruikshank Education Fund, Docent Education Fund, David Freelander Memorial Education Fund, Nehemias Gorin Foundation Fund, Nathan and Barbara Greenberg Discovery Fund, Nathan and Barbara Greenberg Fund for Education, Amelia and Robert H. Haley Memorial Lecture Fund, Hiatt FAME Fund, Christian A. Johnson Discovery Fund, The Christian A. Johnson Resource Center Fund, Bernard G. and Louise B. Palitz Fund, Susan Ella Reed-Lawton Fund, Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. Youth Education Fund, Romanoff Education and Library Fund, Norman and Dorothy Sharfman Education Fund, Ethel M. Smith Education Fund, Spear Fund for Public Programs, Stoddard Discovery Fund, Alice Eliza Waite Memorial Fund, Worcester Art Society, and the Worcester Educational Development Foundation.