Art and Science on the Go - Teacher Workshops

Registration for the 2014 Art and Science Summer Teacher Workshops is full, but spaces on the waitlist for the August session are still available. Please visit our registration page to be placed on the waitlist.

Note: We ask all teachers who register for workshops to commit to attending on those dates. While we understand conficts arise, we would like to give preference to those who are certain they can attend. If your schedule changes, please let us know as soon as possible. If you are not certain of your availability, please contact us at to be placed on the wait list. 

Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go invites northern lower-penninsula Michigan K-12 teachers to join us this summer on Cranbrook’s campus in Bloomfield Hills for a free four-day teacher workshop. Through a generous grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, housing, meals and materials will be provided.

During their stay, teachers will have the opportunity to explore different fields of study in the sciences and arts through interactive workshops and activities, developing ways to better integrate these topics in the classroom. Opportunities to earn a maximum of 30 SCECHs are planned as part of this workshop.

Two sessions will be held during Summer 2014:

  • June 23-26 (open to all teachers)
  • August 11-14 (open to all teachers)

*If needed, an additional session may be added

With topics ranging from geology, biology and physics to a wide range of traditional to contemporary studio arts, teachers will be able to explore the fields of art and science and examine where they intersect. Workshops include:

  • Nature Observation through Journaling
  • Learning on the Landscape: Earth, Environmental Science and Art
  • Studio Investigation: Material Studies
  • Making Connections between Art and Science

Full Descriptions of Workshops

We are located within the landmark Cranbrook Educational Community, in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The campus includes a natural history museum, contemporary art museum, art academy and K-12 schools.

Living Space
Teacher will have lodging arrangements on campus in the Academy of Art dorms. A studio space on the Academy of Art campus will also provide you with workspace to create lesson plans, test ideas and work on projects.

Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to teachers within northern lower-peninsula Michigan. Preference will be provided to schools who receive Art and Science on the Go programming during the school year.

For more information, please contact Cranbrook Art and Science on the Go at 248.645.3133 or

2014 Teacher Workshop Photos and Lesson Plans

To sign up, please visit our registration page.