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Teacher Events in July 2016

Summer Teacher Institute: Art + Nature

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Friday, July 29, 2016
  • Museum of Art
  • 9–3 Everyday
  • $60 members, $85 non-members. Become a member today at the Educator Level!
    Email museduc@smith.edu or call (413) 585-2773 with questions. Space is limited.

    Your students shouldn't have all the fun during summer break! Sign up for four days of indoor and outdoor art & nature-based adventures at the Smith College Museum of Art. Discover curricular connections and find inspiration from artwork on view in The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection (June 17–September 11, 2016) as well as SCMA's permanent exhibition galleries.

    During the four days of "camp," enjoy exhibition tours by curators, presentations by guest speakers, creative writing and art-making experiences, expeditions on- and off-campus, as well as guided conversations and interactive explorations of art objects in our galleries. Throughout the week, emphasis will be on the skills of observation, slow looking, speaking and listening, observational drawing, reflective writing and creative expression through innovative museum learning strategies.

    A certificate will be provided to document the professional development hours. Curricular materials to support in-gallery and classroom learning will be provided via GoogleDrive and a Google+ community. A gmail account is required to participate, either a personal gmail or a district email account that uses the Google Apps for Education platform. Teachers are encouraged to create pre-visit lessons or student in-gallery assignments that integrate art & science as a result of this experience. Teachers will also be required to commit to bringing students to the Museum during the 2016-17 academic year, with fully subsidized bus transportation provided by SCMA.

    Go to http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Education/School-Adult-Group-Visits to learn more about scheduling guided and self-guided visits to this exhibition as well as SCMA's permanent collection galleries.

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