An open space for educators to explore, create, and collaborate across schools, grade-levels, and disciplines.
The FAM Educator Cohort provides free professional development opportunities for local educators through monthly workshops and consultations with museum educators and artists. Workshops are designed to help classroom and specialty teachers connect arts-learning strategies to curricular learning goals, creating dynamic learning experiences for their students in the process.
To attend any of the FAM Educator Workshops listed below, please register here.
fall 2018 to spring 2019
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4-6pm
Investigate the art of encaustic painting in this very hands-on workshop using pigmented wax, and a heated palette! Let's drip, pour, drag, layer, and heat this molten beeswax paint! Explore a rich variety of painterly marks and employ your flat collections of drawings, collected papers, pictures and incorporate found objects into the wax. Classroom modifications will be discussed and together we will collaborate on an arts-integrated lesson connecting this beautiful medium with sustainability, science and even the Ancient Egyptians. Class time will be divided between demonstrations, individual work time, and discussion about historical and contemporary practices. We will also touch on proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 4-6 pm
Study pollinators found in your school gardens with arts educator and scientific illustrator, Karen Talbot. Practicing careful noticing in the galleries, educators will fine tune their observations through drawing activities and consider the environmental contributions of local pollinators. Together we will collaborate on arts-integrated lessons connecting school gardens, curricular standards, and art.