Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

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
Kids ages 5 to 8 are invited to join teaching artist Trelawney O'Brien this summer where we will be creating colorful tie-dye t-shirts and traditional "Shibori" dyed tapestries for the beach, flower pinwheels, fun chalk drawings of your favorite ocean scenes, build a fairy house, have fun with flower and leaf prints, make "sun prints" with the cyanotype photographic process, and paint bright colored stones from the beach.

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.