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Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Beyond the Canvas

Saturday, Feb 02, 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´s 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 MFAH’s elementary curriculum, Learning Through Art at the MFAH, to integrate higher level cognitive skills, such as observing and organizing information, making predictions and communicating ideas and thoughts with art inquiry methods to ultimately promote the students’ development of 21st-century skills that are 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 Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Teacher Workshops. Registration is $35 for MFAH Members and $40 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. 

Learning Through Art at the MFAH- Beyond the Canvas, Saturday, February 2, 9 am to 3 pm Click here to register for this workshop online.

For a more detailed description of the various LTA/MFAH workshops, click here.

Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is generously funded by The Boeing Company and the Chevron Corporation.