Upcoming Events

VTS offers different training events for different purposes. Whether you are looking to develop your VTS facilitation skills, prepare yourself to implement an entire school professional development program, or are just curious about VTS and would like to see it in action, there is an event that suits your needs.  Our training page offers detailed descriptions of each kind of VTS event.

Training events are open to teachers, museum educators and other professionals interested in learning how to facilitate VTS discussions, becoming a Qualified VTS Trainer, or simply looking to enrich or extend their VTS skills.  Event space is limited and advanced registration is required.

If you aren't sure which event would be best for you, please email us.


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  • February 4-7, 2015
    VTS Advanced Practicum -- Seattle, WA
    The Frye Art Museum
    Click here to apply. 

  • February 19-20, 2015
    VTS Practicum -- Napa, CA
    Click here to register.

  • NEW!! March 18-20, 2015
    Aesthetic Thinking: Research, Theory and Implications for Practice
    Seattle Art Museum -- Seattle WA
    Click here to register.

  • March 20-21, 2015
    VTS Practicum -- Detroit, MI
    Detroit Institute of Art Museum (DIA)
    Click here to register.

  • April 29 - May 1, 2015
    NEW! VTS Coaching Workshop -- New York, NY
    Click here to register.
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    Training Event Fees:

    • Practicum: $350 
    • Advanced Practicum: $600
    • Aesthetic Thinking Workshop: $545

    Fees do not include travel, hotel, meals or local transportation.