The Museum holds free seminars and workshops for K-12 and college educators throughout the year. This year the museum will offer three types of Educator Events.
Come to a morning Educator Workshop on Saturday, April 12, that challenges us to slow down in the galleries and experience art in new ways. In honor of Slow Art Day, this event will focus on a handful of works selected from the Museum’s permanent collections.
Join us for coffee and group looking exercises, then break into your selected workshop track to go deeper with a work of art. Each session contains looking exercises, facilitated activities, and time to make connections with your colleagues.
Session 1: The Paintbrush Is Mightier than the Sword
Teaching history, context and social justice through art
Facilitated by Katie Gillard
Session 2: Ethnomath!
Exploring mathematics in the basketry of indigenous peoples
Facilitated by Swapna Mukhopadhyay
Session 3: Look Again: The Art of Observation
Using works of art to explore the scientific method and arguments for analogy
Facilitated by Briana Linden
Session 4: Birds, Abstraction and Species Endangerment
Representing environmental trends and ecological concerns in abstract art
Facilitated by Danae Hutson
Session 5: Carrying On
Following a work of art into stories and artifacts of our own
Facilitated by David Lochtie
We all have stories. Stories are powerful ways to encapsulate and highlight significant and powerful experiences and are at the heart of the memories that form the cornerstones of personal identity. How have you used storytelling and the arts to create powerful learning experiences?
Join us for an evening of peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing at the next Educator Focus Session, which will explore the relationships between storytelling, the arts, and genuine learning.