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Ed Expo at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

An evening of food, drink, networking, and inspiration at The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro. Unwind with your friends and colleagues while learning about the North Carolina Museum of Art’s resources for educators of all subject areas.

 
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Ed Expo at Greenville Art Museum, Greenville

Educators in Greenville and surrounding counties are invited to an evening of food, drink, networking, and inspiration. Unwind with friends and colleagues while learning about the North Carolina Museum of Art's art integration resources for educators of all subject areas.

 
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Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

This five-week course explores the relevance of visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the Common Core Standards. The course includes opportunities for educators to practice concept mapping, inquiry-based discussion, and multimodal activities in their own classrooms and reflect within a collaborative peer learning community. Participants learn effective strategies to guide student discussions about works of art and create a portfolio of visual literacy activities based on the North Carolina Museum of Art's collection.

 
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Ansel Adams—Art as Advocacy

Examine the intersection of art and advocacy with a focus on the work of Ansel Adams and his concern for environmental conservation and photography’s status as a fine art. Learn strategies to help students examine works of art, build creative capacity, and consider real-world advocacy tools.

Artist and educator Leah Sobsey will guide participants to create layered photograms inspired by the photography of Ansel Adams. Materials provided.

 
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Online Course: The Photography of Ansel Adams through a Contemporary Lens

Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers, such as Elizabeth Matheson and Burk Uzzle. This self-paced course is facilitated by Meredith College professor Shannon Johnstone. It is designed to supplement the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition but can be taken independently. Once enrolled, students have access to course content throughout the run of the exhibition.

 
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Interaction of wildlife systems on the Neuse

Student Learning Objectives
  • Students will study the life cycle of an andromous fish and it’s role in the local ecosystem. We will be working in conjunction with the Shad in the Classroom program from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences but this lesson could be taught on its own.

  • Using art to document science helps students understand how the disciplines compliment each other and how art can be used to enhance observation skills.

  • Both scientists and artists must develop strong observation skills. Drawing encourages students to practice these skills. The time spent studying the subject and deciding how to draw it are important for this development process.

  • Students learn to think visually. Our students live in a visual world but they often don’t take time to observe and wonder.  Preparing their own visual image let’s them think through the process and consider how to best represent concepts and fetures.

  • Experimenting with different drawing mediums such as pencil and ink or colored pencils can show students how their observations can be represented in different ways.  Techniques and strategies for drawing are also important.  Examples would be to have students draw the large shapes before details or moving from whole to parts.

  • Nature Journals and Species Field Guides combine artwork and written information on the same page. A thoughtful approach to composing the page is necessary to create a balanced page that clearly shows all the information the artist would like to share.

  • Student’s were introduced to watercolor techniques including wash, dry brush, sponging, salt

  • As a final activity, students were asked to evaluate the process of raising shad and creating nature journals.  They were then asked to assess the value of the program for future classes and comment on the parts of the program they found most valuable and explain their reasoning.
Written by Gail Clougherty
Essential Question: How can student art projects be used in science classes to improve understanding of natural systems?
Abstract: Students will learn about the life cycle of the American Shad and its importance to the Neuse River Basin. They will document the process of raising shad in the classroom. The life cycle of the shad and the systems, both fresh and salt water, that are essential to the process will be visually documented by students through nature journals and student created species field guides.
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EdCAMP NCMA

Free Event

Collaborate and connect through participant-driven professional learning experiences. Participants create, lead, and attend sessions on arts integration that are responsive to educators’ needs and interests. Open to educators from all grade levels and subject areas.

For more information contact Kristin Smith

More information about EdCamp programs nationwide can be found here

 
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Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

This five-week course explores the relevance of visual literacy every classroom. The course includes opportunities for educators to practice concept mapping, inquiry-based discussion, and multimodal activities in their own classrooms and reflect within a collaborative peer learning community. Participants learn effective strategies to guide student discussions about works of art and create a portfolio of visual literacy activities based on the North Carolina Museum of Art's collection.

 
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Online course: The Photography of Ansel Adams through a Contemporary Lens

Members $25, Nonmembers $35

Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers. This self-paced course is facilitated by Meredith College professor Shannon Johnstone. It is designed to supplement the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition but can be taken independently. Teachers taking this course can earn certification renewal credits

 
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Online Course: Visual Literacy

Online Course: Visual Literacy - Making Connections with Works of Art

Course begins October 17 and ends November 18. The last day to enroll is Monday, October 31.

 
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