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Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Beyond the Canvas and into the Classroom

Friday, Jun 28, 2013
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum galleries and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH elementary-level teacher training introduces TEKS and STAAR-aligned lessons that use the visual arts to teach students how to think critically and creatively as well as encourage self-confident, self-motivated and self-disciplined learners. LTA/MFAH bridges disciplines and curriculums to enable students to explore key concepts in the real-world context of the art museum while teaching literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies. Use the elementary curriculum to integrate higher-level cognitive skills, such as observing and organizing information, making predictions, and communicating ideas and thoughts with art inquiry methods, to promote students’ development of 21st-century skills needed to succeed in the world.

Lunch and a certificate of participation for 6 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development are provided at all "LTA/MFAH" teacher workshops. Registration is $35 for MFAH Members and $40 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.

► Click here to register for this workshop online.
For detailed descriptions of the various LTA/MFAH workshops, click here.

The Learning Through Art program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from The Boeing Company.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.