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2022 TAB Virtual Institute

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Join TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) this summer for a week-long workshop to develop, enrich and expand your practice. Together, we will learn through the lens of the theme “Healing Through Art”, taking time to process and reflect on our experiences over the past two years and explore how we can use the power of student-directed learning to meet the changing needs of both students and ourselves. Teachers of all experience levels will gain a deeper understanding of both pedagogy and classroom practice, as well as strategies for creating studio communities that empower all learners to make the art that is uniquely theirs.
For questions, please contact MassArt’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at

  • Content for both beginning and experienced practitioners
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Cohort groups for elementary, middle, and high school
  • Choice of additional sessions or workshops every day about topics like building Community in a TAB Studio, Media-Specific Courses and Play and Learning
  • Focus on building relationships, trust, and equity 
  • TAB instructional practices, assessment tools, and strategies
  • Studio center introductions and demonstrations
  • Teachers as makers in the art studio

  • Fully remote program
  • Two sessions (select one)
    • June 20 – 24, 2022
    • July 11 – 15, 2022
  • Late morning start to accommodate all US time zones
  • One graduate credit or non-credit
  • Participants will meet with an age level cohort as well as select from daily course offerings.
  • Tech support available

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