Archive for the ‘Art-making activities’ Category

Sun Prints on a Not-So-Sunny Day

November 22nd, 2011 Comments off

A rainy Los Angeles day did not stop teachers from creating sun prints and taking pictures with pinhole cameras outside. Our November Art & Language Arts workshop focused on ways to connect our vast and diverse photography collection to the elementary classroom. Teachers were particularly moved by powerful works of art by Carrie Mae Weems in the Narrative Interventions in Photography exhibition.

The Getty Center Transformed into A Place of Play

August 16th, 2011 Comments off

Over 90 teachers gathered at the Getty Center on Saturday, August 13, to play games in the galleries and discover playful art-making activities. The 12th Annual Art & Language Arts Alumni Event, which focused on the theme of “Play & Pastimes,” brought out the playful spirit in teachers and Getty staff alike.

Inspiration Drawn from Art, Nature, and Animals: Day 3 of the Seminar

July 27th, 2011 12 comments

During the third day of the Art & Language Arts seminar, teachers and Getty staff drew inspiration from drawings, decorative arts, and nature. And the results took the form of…animal sketches, decorative wall paper, dream beds, drawings of nature, poetry, imaginative narratives, descriptive writing, lively discussions, and more!

No matter what we did, we tried to tap into our playful, creative spirits. To learn how some classrooms are putting art and exploration at the center of learning, read
“The Garlanded Classroom” from The New York Times.

So the question still remains…if you want to provide more artistic opportunities for students, how do you carve out time for this in your busy school year? If you participated in today’s program, leave a comment with a time-saving tip or trick that will allow more time for meaningful art experiences.