Posts Tagged ‘summer seminar’

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”?

Final Day of the Seminar: Tableau, Landscapes, Portraits, Gardens, and More!

August 16th, 2011 Comments off

Sorry for the delay in posting the final photos from the Art & Language Arts Seminar. Getty staff members have been swamped with preparations for the Art & Language Arts Alumni Event, which was fun-filled and action-packed (more on that soon). Better late than never, right?

It was inspiring to see how teachers incorporated the strategies and works of art we explored all week. So many great ideas were packed into a short amount of time.

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?