Continuing Education

Below is information about our Summer Art Institute, which takes place annually in July. Please check back for information about next year’s program as well as other professional development opportunities for educators; or click here for a list of upcoming adult art workshops.

Workshop:  DaVinci Initiative: Classical Realism Methods    
Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, 24, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ateliers are schools that train students in realism skills. They are often led by one teacher who inherited hundreds of years of collective artistic information from another atelier-trained artist. One example is Paul Ingbretson, who currently runs an atelier in Manchester, New Hampshire. He trained with R.H. Ives Gammell, who trained under William McGregor Paxton, who trained under Jean-Léon Gérôme, whose lineage goes all the way back to Jacques-Louis David. The DaVinci Initiative supports the same type of skill-based arts instruction in K-12 classrooms, with the intent of fostering creativity by providing students with a wide range of artistic tools. Using atelier-based training methods and resources, this workshop, led by artist Mandy Theis, will help teachers integrate skill-based methods into their classroom to develop artistic proficiency.

Cost:  $220 Maryhill members and members of WAEA/OAEA / $230 Non-Members. Includes coffee, refreshments, boxed lunch, all supplies, and certificate for 30 Clock Hours. Graduate credit may be earned at an additional expense through The Heritage Institute at Antioch University. To register, complete the form below by May 1. For questions, email

Mandy Theis is a certified K-12 art teacher and Co-President of the Washington Art Education Association. She graduated from the four-year program at the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, and has also studied classical drawing at the Corry Studio of Figurative Art, Mims Studios and Ingbretson Studios. She has eight years of classroom experience, and teaches professional development workshops for art teachers and artists.

REGISTRATION FORM – DaVinci Initiative

DaVinci Initiative Registration

$220 for Maryhill members and members of WAEA/OAEA. $230 Non-Members


Summer Art Institute: Game Changer –The Arts and Social Justice
July 23 – 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while integrating the visual arts into your lives—where you work, live and play. This year, we explore the inspiring intersection the arts and social justice specifically using art to raise critical consciousness, build community, and motivate individuals to promote social change to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register call 509 773-3733 or email Clock hours will be available at no additional cost. Credit may be available.

Register Online: Complete the form below and pay via Pay Pal and a secure server.

Register by Phone: Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25

Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25 or email

REGISTRATION FORM – Summer Art Institute