Slow Art & Mindfulness
All sessions are open to all.
Please note: Starting July 2018, Slow Art & Mindfulness is free with the purchase of General Admission. Pricing reflects General Admission.
Join us as we use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks once per month. Take a little extra time to look, listen and relax your mind with our teams of museum educators and mindfulness guides.
Presented in partnership with Hospice of the Valley, each session focuses on one work of art in the Museum, blending guided mindfulness practice with a deeper reflection of an individual artwork. Each week, we will explore a different artwork on view.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn. Scientific studies show the practice of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way you feel, think, work and play by opening new pathways in the brain.
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Adult $26 / Senior $23 / Student $21 / Youth $17 - Includes General Admission and $3 Materials Fee
Family Workshops are hands-on experiences for children and adults to explore the Museum together! Our Museum Educators will guide your family in looking closely in the galleries and making your own work of art to take home.
In this workshop, we will examine the vibrant murals of Teotihuacan. Please choose between one of two sessions. The morning session is designed with the learning needs of children 4-7 years old in mind while the afternoon session is geared towards learners ages 8-12. Younger and older siblings are welcome at either session.
-- 10:30am (ages 4-7): This 90 minute workshop will include conversation in the galleries, story time, and an age-appropriate painting activity.
-- 2:00pm (ages 8-12): This two hour workshop will include extended conversation in the galleries and an age-appropriate painting activity.
Connect with colleagues from across disciplines to explore the resources Phoenix Art Museum offers to the higher education community. Have a delicious snack while you brainstorm with colleagues, learn how to incorporate interdisciplinary, Museum-based activities into your curriculum. Learn about upcoming exhibitions, grab a snack, and tour the galleries with Dr. Olga Tsoudis, Residential Faculty in Sociology at Estrella Mountain Community College.
Ticket includes resources, appetizers & Museum admission.
Space is limited.
A Wednesday evening professional development series for educators.
Open to all educators, no art background required. Discover techniques for integrating art into your classroom learning, hear from local arts professionals, enjoy special tours of Museum exhibitions, and network while enjoying hands-on learning in a fun, casual atmosphere (with snacks!).
Special thanks to William Randolph Hearst Foundation for generously sponsoring educator events at Phoenix Art Museum.