Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

 
Families are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special craft activity! Kids will get creative by making their mom a special button and having a Polaroid picture taken. There will be hot crossed buns and music as well.  

Bring your friends and have fun at this free family activity day!

Cost: Free!

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Families are invited to celebrate the seasons this winter and spring with special craft activities, which will include snacks, music and more.
 
Bring your friends and have fun at these free activities at the Gamble Education Center

Cost: Free!

Sponsored by:
 
Families are invited to celebrate the seasons this winter and spring with special craft activities, which will include snacks, music and more.
 
Bring your friends and have fun at these free activities at the Gamble Education Center

Cost: Free!
 
Sponsored by:
 
Families are invited to celebrate the seasons this winter and spring with special craft activities, which will include snacks, music and more.
 
Bring your friends and have fun at these free activities at the Gamble Education Center

Cost: Free!
 
Sponsored by:

 
Families are invited to celebrate spring by decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style. Designs are drawn on the egg with melted beeswax, which flows from a tool called a Kystak. The eggs are then dipped in a series of dyes and the final pattern is revealed when the wax is removed. The Pysanka, decorated egg, was common among Slavic peoples as far back as 5,000 B.C. and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. All materials will be provided.
 
 
Workshop 4:00– 6:00 p.m.
Note: We will be in the galleries 4:00-5:00 p.m. and move to the Gamble Center for an activity 5:00-6:00 p.m.
 
In this workshop we will explore connecting poetry to the visual arts in the Farnsworth Museum galleries. Poet, Ellen Goldsmith, will guide us through engaging activities that we can do at the museum and in the classroom. Contact Hours: 2         
 
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at alc674@mail.harvard.edu
 
 
Workshop 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
 
This meeting is an opportunity for educators to experience an arts learning lesson in the galleries. This activities-based exercise in object-based thinking is designed to be collaborative, engaging, and will be followed with a discussion on classroom applications. Contact Hours: 1.5          
 
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at alc674@mail.harvard.edu
 
Guest Presenter:
 
Workshop 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
 
In Photography I, we practiced taking photographs and learned about easy photography lessons we can do with students in the classroom. Photography II explores the next step of the process.   How do we take student photographs from our cameras and create school projects such as books and movies?  
 
This workshop is a tutorial on how to download images from our cameras to our school computers using iPhoto. We will focus on how to manage multiple student files and practice uploading student projects to various programs such as Voicethread, iMovie, and Blurb.
 
This workshop will begin with an overview of various programs you can use to showcase student work with a broad audience.  The second half of the afternoon gives educators a chance to try out some of these tools for themselves.  If you are curious about iMove, Blurb Books, YouTube, altered digital photography this may be the workshop for you.  You can preview some of the material we will cover at ccskindergarten.wikispaces.com/eCreate.
 
Materials:  Please bring your school laptop (Mac) and any digital student work you would like to workshop with (i.e. student photos, videos, scanned artwork, text files, auto-files, etc.).       
 
Workshop 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.;
Planning Period 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
 
How can we convey to every child that they can have a dream for themselves, their community, and their world?
This year, many local schools have incorporated the concept of hopes and dreams into their school curriculum.  As a part of this initiative, every child is asked to articulate a dream for themselves.  In this theme-based workshop, we will work in teams to explore how we can connect object-based learning in the galleries to this theme of "dream-making."