Educator Workshop

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,
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,
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! 

The Lincoln Center International Educator Workshop is for educators and arts administrators who are interested in learning about imaginative teaching and learning through aesthetic education. Participants will experience performances and visual artworks, guided by art-making explorations that have been designed by Institute Teaching Artists.

This week’s gallery experience will explore how we can use artwork to advance literary goals in the classroom.  Educators will engage in abridged gallery activities with Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis.  Educators will participate in each activity and reflect on ways to incorporate these strategies in their own classroom.  No previous experience needed and all materials will be provided.  All educators are welcome to attend. 
This workshop will begin with an overview of various programs you can use to showcase student work with a broad audience.  The second half of the afternoon gives educators a chance to try out some of these tools for themselves.  If you are curious about iMove, Blurb Books, YouTube, altered digital photography this may be the workshop for you.  You can preview some of the material we will cover at
Materials:  Please bring your school laptop (Mac) and any digital student work you would like to workshop with (i.e. student photos, videos, scanned artwork, text files, auto-files, etc.).       
Workshop 4:00– 6:00 p.m.
Note: We will be in the galleries 4:00-5:00 p.m. and move to the Gamble Center for an activity 5:00-6:00 p.m.
In this workshop we will explore connecting poetry to the visual arts in the Farnsworth Museum galleries. Poet, Ellen Goldsmith, will guide us through engaging activities that we can do at the museum and in the classroom. Contact Hours: 2         
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at
Workshop 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
This meeting is an opportunity for educators to experience an arts learning lesson in the galleries. This activities-based exercise in object-based thinking is designed to be collaborative, engaging, and will be followed with a discussion on classroom applications. Contact Hours: 1.5          
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at
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