Exciting visual arts course from the
National Museum of Women in the Arts!
Empower and inspire your students through art!
Join National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) education staff, professional book artists, and curriculum and literacy specialists for this intensive and fun week centered on NMWA’s Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum and related online education resources. Explore the ABC curriculum for use in your classroom, learn methods for facilitating discussions about art, and create a portfolio of artist’s books and writing samples as models for classroom lessons. Receive art materials for the classroom and graduate credit from Trinity (with application and payment). No prior art experience necessary; classroom teachers are encouraged to attend. Ideal for educators of grades 3–8.
EDU 505W Book Arts and Literacy in the Classroom
Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2014
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Visit the NMWA Teacher Institute webpage for more information about the course.
Submit the NMWA Application for acceptance in this space-limited opportunity.
Upon acceptance, a NMWA Trinity registration form will be provided to receive Trinity credit.
This hands-on course introduces educators, with or without a visual arts background, to techniques and materials that will support their efforts to integrate the visual arts into their classrooms. Course content centers on Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC), an arts integration curriculum developed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. ABC highlights the natural connections between visual arts and language arts and fosters students’ critical thinking and writing skills. Created for fourth-grade classrooms, ABC can be adapted for use by grades three and up. The course also explores online resources that provide additional, on-going support for arts integration. Participants will create a portfolio of artist’s books and writing samples as models for classroom lessons; learn the basics of Visual Thinking Strategies, a method for facilitating discussions about art; and develop ways to adapt, differentiate, and integrate the ABC curriculum in their classrooms.