Calendar: Educator Programs

June 24, 2016
1:00pm3:00pm

Hudson River School

This program is full. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Beginning in the 1820s, the American landscape became a significant theme for artists who traveled up the Hudson River from New York City to sketch the rugged mountains and tranquil valleys along its banks. During this interactive workshop, teachers will be treated to a lively curator-led lecture about noted landscape painter Thomas Cole’s (1801–1848) role as the movement’s inspirational leader and how this group of artists’ vision of the American landscape transformed painting in America. Museum educators will offer strategies, activities, and resources to invigorate participants’ curriculum with Hudson River School images.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of English/language arts, ESL, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in English/Language Arts: All Levels; Fine Arts—Art: All Levels; Instructional Techniques: All Levels; and Social Studies: All Levels.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download the registration form.

July 14, 2016
2:00pm4:00pm

Mat It, Frame It, Hang It

This program is full. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Eager to discover fresh ideas for creating more engaging student exhibitions? Learn from the Installation and Preparation Services team at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art! Go behind the scenes to the museum’s Prep Lab where you’ll watch the pros demonstrate how to mat and frame artworks and learn creative tips and tricks. In the galleries, museum educators provide a “frame tour” that will highlight the importance of selecting the best frame, historical frames, and the museum’s framing policy. Participants will leave inspired with new techniques and economical ideas from professionals to apply to their own work or student exhibition.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of English/language arts, ESL, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, including AP Studio Art, as well as teacher teams from the same school are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels and Instructional Techniques: All Levels.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

This program is full.

Download the registration form.

August 3, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Artists and the Environment

The exhibition Discarded: Photographs by Anthony Hernandez documents contemporary human-environmental interaction in Southern California. Using this exhibition as a springboard, participants will explore how artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have included the American landscape in their artwork to explore themes of preservation, exploitation, and conservation, among others. Museum educators will offer strategies, resources, and activities designed to introduce new curriculum with images or supplement existing curriculum.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of AP Human Geography, English/language arts, ESL, geography, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Instructional Techniques: All Levels, and Social Studies: All Levels.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download the registration form.</a

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