VTS Training 
Event Name: VTS Practicum at the MAC
Event Date(s): Saturday, 2/18/2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 7 hours
Ages Allowed: 18 - 99
Purchase Deadline: Saturday, 2/11/2023 11:59 PM

VTS Facilitator Training: 

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a research-based, international teaching method that uses works of art to support observation, creative and critical thinking, listening, and communication skills in all students. Rigorous discussions of art nurtures students’ aesthetic development and visual literacy. During a VTS discussion, students learn to reason in a social context. Over time, this practice transfers critical thinking to all subject areas. In VTS, visual art is the catalyst for complex thinking, cooperative learning, and language development.

The twelve hours of professional development, curriculum, and resources is $275 per participant. For groups larger than 10, please send your inquiry to Lindsey.Newton@NorthwestMuseum.org for custom scheduling and group pricing. These trainings will be in person at the MAC with the possibility that a portion of the professional development will occur virtually. Space is limited. Course must have a minimum of 3 enrolled to run.

The MAC is approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to provide clock hours for the 2022-23 approval period, and this course is eligible for up to 12 clock hours.

To learn more about VTS at the MAC visit: Teacher Training » Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture


Initial Launch: Saturday, February 18th, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (One 6-hour session with 1-hour lunch break)

Debrief Dates: Saturday, March 18th, 12:00-2:00 PM; Saturday April 15th, 12:00-2:00 PM; Saturday May 20th, 12:00-2:00 PM (Three 2-hour sessions)

For More Information Please Contact:

Lindsey Newton | VTS Trainer | she/her
509.363.5332 (email is best)

Please log in to complete your purchase.