Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

This year’s Artscapes for Young Artists (ages 8 to 12 years) will explore form and representation through portraiture and mask making of human and animal forms. Discovery field trips into the Farnsworth's summer exhibitions will inspire and complement our week’s immersion into realistic and fantastic portraiture in two and three dimensions. We’ll roll up our sleeves to construct plaster masks embellished with a variety of treasures to bring out their magical and unique animal energies.  A healthy snack is provided and children should plan on bringing a lunch along with their creativity.

Instructor Kathleen Gass studied drawing and fiber arts at the State University of New York and has been an art educator for the past 25 years. She is currently teaching in the Belfast Public School System's Gifted and Talented program.

This weeklong workshop will provide children ages 8 to 12 years old with a strong foundation of artistic skills including color understanding, line variety, and what makes a strong composition. Weather permitting the group will work outside and make visits to the museum and local galleries. Each session will end with a constructive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.

Instructor Kristine Biegel is an experienced teaching artist who works with artists of all ages and abilities. She believes in the power of arts to further learning in all aspects of our lives. She offers a variety of programs at her studio, The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program, in Scarborough. 

Cost: $250, $200 members

Come make a beautiful handmade vase and a playful, every-blooming bouquet of flowers. Open to all ages.

 

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. 

As part of our ongoing Share the Wonder programming, the Farnsworth will once again host a gingerbread house decorating workshop. To sign up, please email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org. Please indicate whether you would like to participate in the 10 a.m. or the 11:30 a.m. session and how many participants. $5 suggested donation at the door.