Spirit Animals: Learn How Indigenous and Traditional Cultures Connect to Animals for Personal Guidance

Spirit Animals: Learn How Indigenous and Traditional Cultures Connect to Animals for Personal Guidance

POSTPONED- Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4-6pm   
Due to inclement weather, this workshop is postponed until January 31, 2018.

(Snow date: January 31, 2018) 

Location: Meet in the Main Lobby

Facilitator(s):  Avis Turner, Artist and Andrea Curtis, Arts in Education Program Manager

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Participants will research and select a “totem animal,” considering its attributes as they make personal connections through visual observation, journaling, and cultural studies.  We will use art to enhance our ideas through observational drawing, writing, and reflection.  Participants will create “medicine shields” and develop a “wisdom statement” to accompany their piece.  For additional inspiration, we will examine images of the Golden Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei, as a preview to the upcoming exhibition opening on March 25, 2018. 

Classroom Connections:  Native American Studies; Journaling; Research; Critical Thinking; Visual Storytelling; Cultural Studies

Arts Vocabulary:  Lines, Symbols, Subject

Pre-registration Required (Materials provided)

Contact Hour(s): 2

Notice: FAM Educator Cohort Workshops align with RSU#13’s school cancellations in the instance of inclement weather.  Please note the “Snow Date” for this workshop.  To confirm, please email acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org. 


 Avis Turner  Artist

Avis Turner
Artist

 Andrea Curtis  Arts in Education Program Manager   Photo by Michael O'Neil

Andrea Curtis
Arts in Education Program Manager

Photo by Michael O'Neil