Educator Workshop

Facilitated by Andrea Curtis, Education Project Manager

Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Contact Hour(s): 1 hour
Wednesday, March 5
Informal Meeting
3:45 – 5:00 p.m., Meet in FAM Main Lobby
Contact Hour(s): 1 hour
Facilitated by Andrea Curtis, Education Project Manager
Description:  Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Isobel is a book designer based in the UK who has been working on illustrated books for publishers such as the BBC, Transworld and The Royal Collection for over 20 years. Isobel will talk about the designer's role in putting a book together for publication showing examples of some of her work and providing some useful tips on layout, typography and design. Pre-registration appreciated: Andrea Curtis, acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org

Contact Hour(s):  2 hour
Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to their classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Contact Hour(s):  1 hour
In the galleries, we will learn how certain symbols and clues can expand our understanding of people depicted in portraiture.  Educators will then transition to the Gamble Center Classroom to co-create arts integration lessons for their classrooms.
Pre-registration appreciated: Andrea Curtis, acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours
Facilitated by Roger Dell, Director of Education


During this session, we will examine landscape paintings that have layers of meaning that we will uncover by careful looking.  Educators will then transition to the Gamble Center Classroom to co-create arts integration lessons for their classrooms.
Pre-registration appreciated: Andrea Curtis, acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org
Facilitated by Roger Dell, Director of Education
Contact Hour(s): 2 hours

How can we use visual critique in the classroom to encourage critical thinking, thoughtful reflection, and a stronger revision process of student work?  This workshop is an interactive practicum designed to demonstrate how we can use visual critique lessons, such as “Hang and Shares,” as a method of enhancing student learning goals.  We will workshop in the museum galleries, examine samples of student work, and practice this process with our own artwork.  Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis, will model this process and share classroom connections. 
 
Lessons in the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Farnsworth Assistant Curator, Jane Bianco, will provide educators with a private tour of the Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art From the Farnsworth exhibition and the recently opened A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals exhibition.  Jane will give us insight into her layout choices of the objects, provide us with contextual information about the works, and prompt us to think about how we can use these pieces in our museum and classroom lessons. 
Meet: FAM main lobby
Contact Hours: 1
Facilitator: Jane Bianco, Assistant Curator
 
Making Paperdolls of Louise Nevelson
 
Join Paperdoll Artist Susan Beebe in creating a paperdoll of Rockland's Empress of Sculpture Louise Nevelson -- No drawing ability required!