Tag Archives: Multi-Disciplinary

Letter/Bound

Get your letterpress on! Use typographical elements to create visual representations inspired by works of art in the Frye galleries. Students learn basic nineteenth-century printing techniques such as ink mixing, typesetting, and relief printing and receive an introduction to typography and bookbinding. Once the rules are mastered, we break them: Students experiment with type using […]
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The Chambered Nautilus: Poetry From Art

Art inspires art. In this two-part poetry writing workshop, students first spend an evening observing and discussing works of art in the Frye galleries. Drawing on this viewing experience, students then delve into the poet’s world for a day, crafting poetry and studying ekphrasis, an ancient tradition of writing creatively about art. Students explore a […]
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Visual Biographies Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough

Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming special exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, merges personal stories with old master painting prowess. Inspired by this exhibition, this interactive, art-making educator workshop will focus on visual biographies and portraits. Participants will foster new writing techniques and work with an experienced portrait artist to create […]
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Introduction to Design Thinking

How can design be used to make great experiences that promote learning and cultivate lasting, positive change? Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that combines empathy and creativity to answer messy, world-sized problems through innovation and collaboration. Design is no longer “nice to have;” it’s now “must have” in fields including education, business, […]
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Galumpha

Galumpha combines acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and choreography to create a one-of-a-kind show that your students will talk about for weeks afterwards. The three actor/performers use their keen sense of balance to accomplish seemingly impossible physical feats. This show is as funny as it is awe-inspiring. The governing idea behind a Galumpha performance is […]
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Principals’ Professional Development: Race, School Climate, & the Arts

How do we meet state standards for teaching the arts if some cultural norms prevent students from participating? How come the makeup of some parent committees does not match the diversity of our student population? When these topics came up in the Principals’ Arts Leadership Program last year, we invited Arts Corps to join us […]
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Arts Integration Works!

Earlier this spring, Dayna Laur, an Advanced Placement Politics teacher, and Katlyn Wolfgang, an Art teacher, successfully integrated their two subjects in a cross-class collaboration project at Central York High School in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Laur introduced categories of public policy, which had to be fully researched by the politics students, who then presented their materials […]
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About Art: Wang Huaiqing

Hosting Organization: Seattle Art Museum Writing and the visual arts are natural partners in the classroom. This session of SAM’s annual Writing About Art Educator Workshop focuses on the work of contemporary Chinese painter Wang Huaiqing and explores how the visual arts can inspire both personal and political expression. Workshop participants will receive teaching materials, […]
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Educator Workshop: “Behind the Scenes:” Teaching from Popular Culture

Using the exhibition Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves and the Twilight series as exemplars, this workshop will focus on how educators can use popular culture to make classroom instruction relevant to students. This interactive workshop will give educators an opportunity to learn from Quileute teens & elders as well as […]
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