Educator Workshop

Now in its 6th year this workshop will show you an arts-integrated, inquiry-based approach to teaching that will help your students develop skills of imagination, creativity, and innovation.

This is a a free summer program for all Maine teachers. 
A hands-on, immersive experience that is suitable for all grade levels & subjects.
Workshops facilitated by Lincoln Center with Teaching Artists from New York, NY.
Maine teachers receive full scholarships.

Join us for this Educator Open Session.

Facilitator(s): Andrea Curtis, FAM Education Project Manager

Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.

Contact Hour(s): 1 hours

Come join artist Margaret Rizzio to learn about the surprising world of ephemera and mail art. She will show examples of her own personal mailings including handmade postcards, envelopes and even a piece of toast! Spend an evening learning unique art projects to bring back to the classroom.

Margaret Rizzio, a Camden resident received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from SUNY Purchase. She returned home to create art. Her current work uses a wide range of mediums including vintage ephemera, found objects and re-purposed frames to embrace the passage of time. She currently shows work at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. ‬

Learn how to incorporate art-making into your natural science lessons with local artist, Karen Talbot.  In this workshop, participants will study local species and their habitats as they create realistic illustrations that connect to classroom learning.  Karen will lead educators through her process of investigation with a hands-on art-making lesson.

Facilitator(s): Karen Talbot, Artist
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

Connecting to the Hindu festival of Holi, the Farnsworth Art Museum is celebrating color and spring.  Arts educator, Ingrid Ellison, will explore these themes in the museum galleries, followed by a hands-on art-making activity for educators to share with their students in the classroom. 

Facilitator(s): Ingrid Ellison, Arts Educator
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

During FAM Educator Open Sessions, local educators are invited to lesson plan in the FAM galleries.  This is a free period, in which educators receive professional support in developing arts-integrated lessons.  Educators may choose to work independently on school projects or collaborate with other educators.  We encourage educators to invite colleagues to create in-school partnerships.  At the end of the session, participants share their plans for group feedback.  

This workshop is designed to assist teachers creating photography books online to publish student work.  This is a hands-on work session for teachers that are ready to publish.  Please email Andrea Curtis for preparation details and workshop requirements.

Facilitator(s): Andrea Curtis, FAM Education Project Manager
Registration is required for this workshop.  Please contact Andrea Curtis at acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org to reserve your space.
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

 

There is no official workshop scheduled for this date, but educators are welcome to sign in for free from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the main lobby and work independently in the galleries. 

 

During FAM Educator Open Sessions, local educators are invited to lesson plan in the FAM galleries.  This is a free period, in which educators receive professional support in developing arts-integrated lessons.  Educators may choose to work independently on school projects or collaborate with other educators.  We encourage educators to invite colleagues to create in-school partnerships.  At the end of the session, participants share their plans for group feedback.  Participants will receive one Contact Hour for their time.