Archive for the ‘Art-making activities’ Category

Teachers Get VIP Treatment at the Getty Center

August 2nd, 2012 4 comments

Most Getty Museum staff members have never been to our paintings storage area, but today the participants of the Art & Language Arts (ALA) program got a special behind-the-scenes tour. What a special treat after four intensive days of workshops, tours, art-making, lesson planning, and reading discussions!

Speaking of readings…ALA teachers, please leave a comment that describes a concrete way that you can develop your students’ artistic and perceptual growth (see the list on p. 19 of your reading).

Teachers Explore Playful Activities in Day 3 of the Summer Seminar

August 1st, 2012 4 comments

How can we make learning fun? By cultivating a playful spirit! And we certainly did just that in the third day of the Art & Language Arts Summer Seminar.

If you participated in today’s program, post a comment that describes one way that you can use play in your classroom to enhance student learning.

K-5 Teachers Discover Strategies for Helping Students to Draw

July 31st, 2012 6 comments

During the second day of the Art & Language Arts seminar, we were drawn to drawings! We explored different drawing tools, experienced a special VIP talk by a curator in our drawings department, and tried an activity that made us feel comfortable drawing—even those who were most skeptical of their artistic abilities.

For those who participated in today’s program, please share a strategy for helping students to overcome the fear of creating a drawing that doesn’t meet their expectations. How do we help students move past the idea that their pictures need to “look right”?