Professional Development for Teachers

Teacher Workshops

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is pleased to offer professional development workshops for teachers throughout the academic year. These Standards of Learning-based workshops are designed for both the generalist and the specialist teaching kindergarten through grade 12. These workshops help teachers earn re-certification points, but more importantly, the workshops help them learn methods of integrating art into their curriculum. The day-long workshops are generally held on Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2013 Workshop

That’s Printeresting!
Friday, February 15th 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., LCVA Lower Level
Recertification Points: 5
Fee: $35 (includes lunch)

You are invited to attend That’s Printeresting, a day-long professional development workshop revolving around the topic of Printmaking. At the workshop you will have the opportunity to hear from VMFA Statewide Faculty member Fenella Belle and participate in the experimental printmaking process of gelatin printing with LCVA staff member Amanda Haymans. During the second half of the workshop, teachers participating in the Annual Area Youth Art Month Exhibition will have the time they need to prepare their students’ work for the show that opens March 24. All materials needed for mounting works will be provided by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts.


8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Coffee and Introductions

8:50 - 9:00a.m.

Upcoming LCVA programs and exhibitions
Amanda Haymans, LCVA School Programs Educator

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

VMFA Statewide Faculty member Fenella Belle

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Gelatin Printing: Monotype Printing on Gelatin
Demonstration by Amanda Haymans, LCVA School Programs Educator


11:45 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.

Discussion of the
2013 Annual Area Youth Art Month
Amanda Haymans, LCVA School Programs Educator

1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Youth Art Exhibition Preparation

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Door prizes
Re-Certification Certificates of Participation


North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.