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Teachers Create New Lessons from Old Artworks: Day 4 of the Seminar

July 28th, 2011 7 comments

After three jam-packed days of tours, art-making activities, and discussions in the galleries, teachers worked hard to develop an arts-integrated lesson with a very challenging deadline—that is, by tomorrow!

If you participated in today’s program, leave a comment based on tonight’s reading assignments. What is one idea for a meaningful art-making activity that is developmentally appropriate for the grade level you teach?

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.

Sculpture Comes Alive on Day 2 of the Summer Seminar

July 26th, 2011 7 comments

In the second day of this year’s Art & Language Arts Summer Seminar, elementary teachers feasted on breakfast in the Southern California sun and then feasted their eyes on impressive sculptures and sumptious furniture, clocks, and textiles. After learning about sculptures and decorative art objects in the galleries with curators, participants created their own sculptures of figures, snakes, and beasts!

Getty staff and teachers had such a fun time playing today. If you participated in today’s program, please leave a comment and share one way in which you can incorporate play into your classroom in a meaningful way.