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“Learning Through Art” Teacher Workshop

Saturday, Apr 05, 2014
9 a.m. - Noon

Law Building, Ground Floor
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

About Learning Through Art Workshops
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. See detailed descriptions of the various LTA/MFAH workshops.

April 5 Topic “Giving 19th-Century Art Some 21st-Century STEAM”
In this half-day workshop, incorporate works of art from the 19th century into your classroom curriculum. Discover ratio and proportion as technology intersects with portraits. Use critical thinking skills to analyze principles of art and the writing process through the lens of science and social studies TEKS.

A certificate of participation for 3 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development is provided at all "Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" teacher workshops.

$15 MFAH members
$20 nonmembers

The “Learning Through Art” program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from Cameron International Corporation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

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.