Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

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
Kids ages 7 to 11 are invited to build “upwards”—which will be this summer’s Artscape theme. Young artists will learn of the many ways that artists solve the problem of building up. Students will dive right into designing their own UP projects, develop and test their own constructs. Mini-field trips into and around the museum will provide additional inspiration toward discoveries about structure and form. Students will use various materials in their additive sculptures from found objects, modeling clay and wooden materials. Artscape will conclude with a gallery exhibit of “UP” works and reception for the artists.