Henry Fall Educator Workshop: Teaching with Contemporary Art
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:00 - 8:30 PM
Workshop and Materials Fee: Free for Members * $10 Non- Members
Professional Development: 4 Clock Hours
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 5th 2012 8:00pm
Space is limited.
JOIN parent educators, K-12 teachers and higher education faculty in a didactic workshop where you will learn how to stimulate lively discussion and open dialogues with students of all ages, using a range of contemporary art as the vehicle.
Participants will experience firsthand how looking and talking about art builds listening, creative thinking, and communication skills. This workshop is open to all educators interested in expanding the realm of learning through arts integration.
Discover how to talk about contemporary art with your students, learn how to lead discussion-based tours of the Henry’s exhibitions and to teach cross disciplinary art-based lessons back in your classroom or at home that spark conversations about current social issues and ideas.
Three dynamic exhibitions will be used as springboards for engaging students of all ages: Now Here is also Nowhere and Pipilotti Rist: A la belle etoile and En Plein Air.
- Art featured in Now Here is also Nowhere explores art that is about the intangible – ideas, feelings, moods and other abstract concepts such as place, identity, and morality.
- Video artist Pipilotti Rist’s video A la belle etoile will transform the East Gallery into a visually fluid space that engages viewers’ bodies and senses.
- En Plein Air explores art made outside and asks viewers to contemplate their own relationship to the environment.
This interactive workshop is geared towards instructors in higher education, K-12 classroom teachers, school art docents and Homeschool parent educators. Effective teaching methods appropriate for all ages will be modeled by Henry Education Staff and experts in the field of art education so that participants leave ready to inspire their students to see art in a new way.
- Classroom-ready lessons will be shared and participants will analyze their own students’ needs and discuss specific connections that can be made to the art on view.
- Educators will also receive a CD ROM with images from the Henry’s Collection that can be used in conjunction with pre-visit and post-visit lessons and activities that extend the experience beyond the museum setting.
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Education programs at the Henry Art Gallery are made possible with generous support from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, The Boeing Company, and PONCHO.