Art Impact: Contemporary art as a catalyst for transformative teaching

See. Connect. Create. Reflect. 

Explore how contemporary art can serve as a foundation for your classroom teaching. 

See: Exercise close looking and critical thinking skills. Learn techniques for teaching students to read art to identify clues about the cultural context in which it was conceived and created. Practice “close looking” to gain a  sense of empathy for the artist and his contemporaries, allowing discovery of inferences about the environment in which a work was created and the purpose for which it was intended to serve.

Connect: More than just an aesthetic experience, art serves as a lens through which curricular themes can be explored and practiced. Content experts will introduce links between contemporary art and your teaching practice, with the goal of developing a curated collection of images and support materials to use as a veritable textbook for connecting art objects and your curriculum.

Create:  Join teaching artists for a hands-on art experience, adaptable for classroom use.  These develop creativity, fine motor skills, aesthetic discernment, and problem solving skills, while encouraging student self-expression and playful experimentation of techniques and media.

Reflect:  Through reflection, evaluate the learning experience and consider these ideas within the broader context of prior knowledge and past experiences.

This event is intended for K-12th grade teachers. During registration, you’ll select either a STE(A)M or Humanities emphasis for the event, but material covered can be adapted to address any subject(s).

  • STE(A)M sessions connect visual arts to these subjects through an examination of the principals of math and engineering used in art and the role technological and scientific advancement play in both artmaking and art conservation.
  • Humanities sessions address visual literacy and “reading” art to place it within a broader cultural context.
  • Arts specialists attending either track will learn to incorporate these “core” subject concepts into art curriculum, opening areas for cross-curricular collaboration.

Pre-registration required.  Space is limited.  Purchase tickets here. 

Member- $10 (please choose 1 track for the day)
NON-Member - $20 (please choose 1 track for the day)

Tickets include morning refreshments, catered lunch, all workshop sessions and materials, and certificate of attendance (7 hours).

 

 

 

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