Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

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

Join our free children’s mask and puppet building workshop taught by Shoestring Theater, Maine's longest running community puppet theater.
Celebrate the 80th birthday of Toto, Dorothy’s faithful, furry companion, with Oz-themed crafts, snacks, music, and more.
*Note: Toto’s actual birthday is on Sunday, Nov. 17th, but we will be celebrating a day early!
 
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
 
This weeklong workshop will provide kids 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 positive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.
 
This weeklong workshop will provide kids 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 positive critique of the day’s work, which parents are invited to attend. Students should come with a bagged lunch.
 
Art instructor Kathie Gass will guide students ages 7 to 11 through a watercolor painting project. The class will make boats then create worlds around these boats. Also, each day a different visiting artist will join the class for lunch. A healthy snack will be provided, and participants should also 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 20 years. Trelawney O’Brien will be a studio assistant for this class.

Location: Gamble Education Center