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This program invites local, regional and future teachers to learn more about the connections that can be made between contemporary art and traditional curriculum. During each workshop you will explore the exhibitions with our Education staff, participate in hands-on activities and take home lesson plans and other tools for classroom use. This popular program is great for networking and teacher training, development and continuing education as participants can earn CEUs. Bonus: each workshop includes delicious snacks and refreshments!
Teacher Workshops are FREE to teachers and education students, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please scroll down to see the full schedule.
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Green Acres and green thumbs: gardening and the classroom
Wednesday, October 10 6-8pm
How important is the soil and water to the food we eat? Can farming be art? How can students get their hands in the dirt while in the classroom? Take a tour of Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots and discover answers to these questions. Then join artist Melody Wolf as she discusses her recent gardening artwork and shows you how to bring the garden into your classroom.
Contemporary Interactions: The UnMuseum
Wednesday, March 6 6-8pm
Give your students the opportunity to experience contemporary artwork by using all of their senses. The UnMuseum is the perfect place to explore how contemporary artists entice viewers to interact with their artwork. Retired CPS art teacher and current CAC docent, Lynne Gibb demonstrates how students can get excited about contemporary art, learn how to approach contemporary art in a museum setting and make some of their own interactive art in the classroom.
The Living Room: Making Space
Wednesday, June 12 11am-2pm
Start your summer at the CAC. Join us for our first afternoon teacher workshop and discussion with exhibition artists. Relax in newest exhibition, The Living Room, as local artists and University of Cincinnati instructors Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis discuss their site-specific ceramic work and then lead you in a hands-on activity that explores the ideas of space, place and ownership. Lunch will be provided.