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k-12 Educators

The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts offers a variety of tailored gallery tours, studio workshops and professional development for local K-12 educators in all disciplines that explore contemporary art and encourage adventuresome thinking + dialogue. All of our programming is free and open to all K-12 educators, on a first-come, first-serve basis.


School Group Gallery Visits

Teachers and their students may explore the Rubin Center with a museum guide or independently. We welcome school group visits. However, some of our exhibitions may be more appropriate for students of a certain age. Please peruse our website for more information about the current and upcoming exhibitions. Additionally, our staff is open to creating a tailored visit to complement the curriculum in your classroom. Appointments, in advance of 2 weeks, are required for all school groups visiting the Rubin Center. To schedule a visit, call us at 747.6151.

Rubin Center Educator’s Workshop - Exploring the Natural World With Suzi Davidoff
October 14, 2017

The Rubin Center hosted an artist-led walkthrough of Suzi Davidoff: Simplified World and participants took a short hike through the surrounding areas, in an effort to understanding how the artist uses different approaches to understanding the natural world through her art. In her exhibition, Davidoff presents a series of drawings on found maps and globes and with an accompanying hand-drawn animation that is a conversation about human-wrought changes in the ecosystem.  It is an exploration of the contrast between the clarity and wonder of the natural world and the present instability of specific natural forms, both seen and unseen, which may soon disappear. Area educators learned how they can best incorporate geography and science into innovative contemporary art practices with their own work and with students of all ages. 

Rubin Center Educator’s Workshop - Creative Collaboration + Critical Conversations
November 12, 2016


The Rubin Center and Creative Kids hosted an opportunity exclusively for educators from all disciplines where they engaged in a 4-hour studio workshop integrating the key elements and principles of strong composition in art and design. Steven Ingle, Creative Kids Co-Founder, will lead the group in best practices in innovative curriculum design and art making, share in critical dialogue and provide the tools necessary for taking your student’s thinking and artwork to the next level.

Rubin Center Educator’s Workshop - Alternative Printmaking Techniques for Teachers
Anthotypes  + Organic Plant Gelatin Monoprints
June 10, 2016


The Rubin Center hosted a studio workshop for K-12 educators in all disciplines to learn about 2 alternative and affordable printmaking techniques taught by UTEP Printmaking Student and Winner in the 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition, Brioch Ochoa. The two types of prints that will be taught are: Anthotypes, which are sunlight vegetable prints, and Organic Plant Gelatin Monoprints. All of the curriculum and materials will be provided at no cost to the educators.