Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

Students learn the process of creating, designing and building their own personal mask. Participants will be expected to use their wildest ideas about creatures and myths when designing their work. Work will be executed sculpting clay, papier-mâché, and wire. We will also be adding our own hand- sewn costumes to create creatures both magical and scary. And as a group, we will also build a large parading puppet. These will be part of the Fall Family Festival Parade, which will depart from the Farnsworth’s sculpture garden at 5:30 p.m. on October 18th in Rockland. Participating students should be old enough to work independently, or have adult supervision.

Stories of the Land and Its People, Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis, will lead educators on a private tour of the Stories of the Land and Its People Exhibition of student work.  She will discuss the arts integration projects of the 2014 yearlong program, the logistics of connecting the museum to classroom learning in local public schools, and share ideas how classroom teachers can connect the arts into their everyday classroom lessons.  This will be a great opportunity for teachers interested in working with the Farnsworth in the fall.  You will have a chance to see how other schools have connected the arts into their classroom curriculum and begin planning your own projects.  We are developing units now!
 
Facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith
Description: How does writing about artwork enhance the appreciation of art and contribute to the development of writing? Hands-on activities and discussion will illuminate this question and classroom applications will be explored.


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.
Join us for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft activity, music and snacks. Free of charge!
 
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