Arts Integration & Appetizers

Feb 4, 2015, 6pm
Observing the work of water in collaboration with SRP  Wednesday, February 4 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.  Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, on view January 24  through April 12  includes many drawings and diagrams exploring the work of water. Although oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, only 3% of that supply is freshwater, with only 1% considered usable freshwater. SRP Educator Kevin Rolfe, will join us to discuss the history of water in Central Arizona, environmental water issues, water science, and how managing this water has been such an important aspect of growth in the Valley over the past 100+ years.. Participants will receive water resource materials. Following this presentation, join us for a specia... (View more)

Thinking in Pictures

Feb 21, 2015, 9am
Teacher Professional Development Workshop Wolfswinkel Education Building Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input. Visualizations in the form of diagrams, charts, drawings, pictures, and a variety of other forms can help students understand complex information. A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a verbal or textual description. Today, “applied visual thinking” (aka "doodling") is recognized as an important skill. Studies have shown that doodling can free up short and long-term memory, improve content retention and increase attention span. It can also produce creative insight and develop critical thinking skills. This day-l... (View more)

Arts Integration & Appetizers

Mar 4, 2015, 6pm
Everyone’s a Critic: Developing and Defending an Informed Opinion When viewing an artwork for the first time, we all  experience a response that is intuitive, personal and often purely emotional. This response shapes much of what we value – our likes and dislikes, and is key to formulating our critical and aesthetic responses. Identify techniques for moving students beyond their initial response to establish and articulate their own informed critical point of view relating to a work of art, and learn how these skills can be applied across the curriculum. Emphasis is on the use of art criticism in teaching critical thinking skills and effective persuasive communication. Session will be held in the Museum’s Lemon Art Rese... (View more)

Arts Integration & Appetizers

Apr 1, 2015, 6pm
Incorporating Contemporary Art into Your Classroom Curriculum Contemporary artists regularly include historical or archival research, writing, scientific inquiry, engineering, math, and technology in their work, making these objects perfect launch pads for lessons across the curriculum. Learn how to incorporate the work of living artists into your teaching practice, regardless of subject area. Session will include a visit to the Katz Contemporary Wing and a hands-on art activity in the Museum Studio. Reserve your seat! RSVP to  

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Film & Performance
July 18, 7pm
CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop