Professional Development for Teachers

Texas TAB Lab

June 13-15, 2024, Plano, TX

3-day workshop for all levels of TAB teachers. We have a new host every year, which brings so much to the experience.

Cost: $25

Organizer: Shelby Byrd Cag

Link to registration

St. Louis TAB Workshop

June 17-18, 2024, St. Louis, MO

A two-day workshop to connect with other teachers and gain the tools & methods to implement TAB.


Organizer: Phyllis Pasley

Link to registration 


June 20 -23, 2024, Three Oaks, MI

Beloved unconference-style campout with fellow TAB teachers. 

Cost: TBA

Organizer: Lisa Van Plew-Cid

Link to registration: TBA

TAB Institute

July 21 – 27, 2024. Boston, MA

Week-long, on-campus, in-depth PD in the heart of Boston with 80 fellow TAB teachers! 

Cost: $1,045 (non-credit) and $2,665 (3 grad credits) 

Link to registration  

More information below

TAB Camp Northeast

August 5 – 8, 2024. Westminster, MA

Professional development, “unconference style” camping with like-minded educators.

Cost: $120 

Organizer: Anne Banning  

Registration form

2024 TAB Institute:
Reduce, Remix, Reimagine

Two teachers looking at a work of art.
Join us in Boston for the 2024 TAB Institute, “Reduce, Remix, Reimagine”

We will investigate sustainable practices in the studio by upcycling consumable materials for art-making, reducing the need for new supplies. We’ll also re-imagine our own art-making by finding inspiration from guest artists who work with sustainable materials and remix our current pedagogy with new learning to bring back to our studio classrooms.

This year we will introduce a new cohort group: the Studio cohort, which will be open to past Institute attendees or teachers with at least five years of TAB classroom experience. The Studio cohort will focus on the creation and maintenance of the studio classroom and personal art-making. They will be responsible for creating and taking down the studio, as well as helping run the studio during open hours.
The Institute will be held July 21 – July 27 on the MassArt campus. Registration for the course and on campus housing (limited) is open.  For registration information, please click here.

  • 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 in person
  • Sessions July 22 to July 26, 2024
  • 3 graduate credits or non-credit
  • On campus shared housing: arrive Sunday, July 21 & depart Saturday, July 27
  • Participants meet with an age level cohort


  • For on campus shared housing, arrive Sunday, July 21.
  • Classes are Monday – Friday, July 22 to July 26, 9:00am – 3:00pm, with optional studio evenings.



TAB Non-credit Course Cost: $1045

TAB Non-credit Course Cost with Housing: $1445

TAB Graduate 3 Credit Course Tuition: $2655

TAB Graduate 3 Credit Course with Housing: $3055


  • Students who withdraw before June 1 will receive a refund of all payments.
  • A request in writing (email to to withdraw from the course is required.



On-campus shared rooms are available in MassArt’s Tree House Residence Hall. Each room has two beds and a shared bath. They are available Sunday through Saturday (the program concludes on Saturday). Linens are provided; residents will bring their own toiletries.

Housing Costs

  • 2024 cost: $400


Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers graduate credits and issues an official transcript for work completed in the 2024 TAB Summer Institute. A Certificate of Completion may be used for MA Professional Development Points.


  • Pre-institute online component
  • Attend a minimum of 90 hours combined class time, pre-institute time, and studio time.
  • Share a media, technique, or process in the Studio.
  • Meet with one of the directors to discuss the final project.
  • Complete a final project. Past projects have included class websites, room design plans, curriculum mapping, and advocacy brochures.


MassArt is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for documented physical and learning disabilities. Requests for any accommodation should be made two months before the start of the course

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Professional Development Inquiries

School districts or organizations interested in professional development can contact Melissa Purtee at