The Norton values its partnerships with schools and educators, respects and admires the essential role of teachers, and is delighted to offer Florida educators, pre-k through college, free admission with presentation of a valid school ID.
The Norton offers free professional development opportunities and K-12 educator events throughout the year that provide teachers with creative ways to help students connect with art using the Museum’s collection in conjunction to Florida State Standards. Sessions can include gallery exploration, interactive activities, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. These events are also a great time to socialize and learn more about the Museum!
We also offer free, customized professional development workshops for your school. You can learn more about upcoming events on our website below or by contacting the Norton’s school and teacher programs team.
Students may investigate other themes (identity, personal experiences, social justice, etc.) within their work, but the art-making process should be based upon collage and/or assemblage. We encourage innovative forms of expression, including but not limited to painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, prints, and multimedia art, such as animation, audio, still images, text, and video. Submissions will be considered for the student exhibition at the Norton opening on April 8th, 2021, and participants will be notified by email no later than Monday March 22nd, 2021 if artworks are selected for the exhibition.
Applications must be received by midnight Friday, March 12th.. Learn more about submission guidelines and to submit artwork on behalf of your student Inclusion to the exhibition is NOT guaranteed. All submissions will be reviewed by Norton staff and we’ll notify teachers to confirm students’ entry.
This program was made possible by the generosity of the Itto Willits Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs.