Adopt-an-Artwork Fall Workshop


Biggs Museum of American Art Wed, Oct 26 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Adopt-an-Artwork: Educator's Professional Development Session 1

Wednesday | October 26| 4 - 6 PM

Free Event for Educators: 12 PDMS hours

The Biggs Museum of American Art is continuing its commitment to arts-integration in Delaware’s educational institutions and homeschools through its Adopt-An-Artwork program. Participating teachers will receive a framed poster-sized reproduction of their selected artwork for classroom display as well as digital content such as informational videos, audio clips, and high-resolution images. Teachers will also receive FREE exclusive tours of the adoptable artworks and have the ability to participate in workshops hosted by the Biggs Museum to help facilitate arts integration in their classrooms. Teachers then use the artwork as a tool to develop a curriculum that is aligned with the current Delaware Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts. Curriculum will be attributed to the author(s) and integrated into the museum’s online library of resources available to the public. Teachers’ who participate in the Adopt-An-Artwork summer curriculum development sessions receive 12 professional development clock hours.

The Biggs, in collaboration with the Department of Education will run three, two-hour training sessions for teachers taking place on: 

October 26 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

November 2 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

November 16 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm


During these sessions, teachers will receive an orientation to the Biggs’ collection, the adoptable artworks for this year, and instruction on planning and implementing the National Art Standards into their curriculum. Teachers will receive two clock hours per session, with additional hours granted for work on their lessons. In total, this program has the potential to provide each teacher with 12 professional development clock hours.


As part of the Adopt-An-Artwork’s mission to increase students’ awareness and comfort within a museum setting, specially-designed in-person or virtual tours exploring your adopted artwork and lesson themes will be provided by Biggs Museum of American Art. The Biggs will also supply art materials for participating classes to ensure students have the tools they need to engage with all Adopt-An-Artwork lessons. We ask teachers to collect samples of their students’ work to display at the Biggs Museum of American Art for an exhibition celebrating the students’ and teachers’ participation program.

For questions, please email or call 302.674.2111 ext. 104.