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Professional Development

The New Art Center is a Professional Points Provider and offers professional development arts programming for educators throughout the school year. Workshops are lead by our faculty members. Subject matter can range from the history of Chinese calligraphy to reduction block printing.

Our professional development program shows how the visual arts can fulfill Massachusetts State Curriculum standards and have broad, cross-disciplinary appeal.

For more on the importance of arts education check out these links:

Edutopia: Why Arts Education is Crucial

Arts USA: Fact Sheet about Arts Education Benefits

Parenting Squad: Why Arts Education is Important

Guggenheim Museum Study

NASAA: How the Arts Befenit Student Achievement

For more information on professional development opportunities and how to arrange a workshop, please contact:

Kathleen Smith
Exhibitions Director
(617) 964-3424 or


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