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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”?

Storytelling, Still Lifes, and Celebrations: Day 1 of the Art & Language Arts Program

July 30th, 2012 11 comments

We are so excited to work with teachers from Jaime Escalante Elementary School, 42nd Street Elementary, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Carlos Santana Arts Academy, and Woodlake Ave Elementary! We spent the day roaming the galleries while they were closed to the public and creating works of art bursting with color.

To the teachers who participated today, what is a specific strategy or activity that you will take back to your classroom?

Impressionist Landscapes, Impressive Poetry, and Huge Paper Sculptures Made from Trash

April 25th, 2012 Comments off

Every year the teachers who graduate from the Art & Language Arts program share an exciting array of creative lesson ideas and remarkable student work—and this year was no exception. On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Getty Museum hosted its 12th annual Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program. This year we had the great fortune to hear from artist Kim Abeles, who inspired teachers with her socially- and environmentally-engaged works of art.