Arts Integration Educator Training
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About the Program:
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is pleased to offer arts integration workshops designed to introduce educators to the value and ease of using artworks and art projects as inspiration and departure points for teaching creative classroom lessons in language arts, science, social studies, and math. Using artworks from the MGMoA collection as inspiration, the workshops demonstrate how art can serve as an effective learning tool, meeting the needs of diverse learning styles.
The MGMoA Arts Integration Educator Training Program has proven to help educators bring the benefits of arts integration to all area students through the use of the unique resources of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. The program familiarizes educators with the Museum and inspires them to utilize the Museum as a teaching resource. As a result, these teachers introduce art and the Museum to thousands of area students each year, encouraging these students to become life-long learners.
Educators also receive discounts on MGMoA Art Workshops for Adults!
The Talking Stick: Reclaiming our Creative Voice through Nature and Art
with Dr. Madeline Rugh
The ancient practice of art-as-medicine utilizes natural forms as sources of guidance and healing. The talking stick has its origins and current ritual use with Native Americans. The stick was “decorated” with symbols meaningful to the community and was used to control conversation during meetings; whoever held the stick had everyone’s full attention.
In this workshop we respectfully carry forward the understanding that the talking stick is a tool for listening. In this case you will be listening to your inner wisdom and the inner quality of your experiences as reflected in multisensory observations of the stick.
The primary objective for this workshop is to provide the teacher with knowledge of art making in the service of reconnecting with the natural world and with their own (or their students’) inner wisdom.
This is a place-based learning opportunity that will draw from the beautiful grounds around the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art and St. Gregory’s University.
- Participants will learn simple heart-based perception exercises
- Participants will discover the role of walking in awareness
- Participants will become aware of their 53 senses
- Participants will practice synaesthesia (cross over of the senses)
- Participants will learn the 4 ways of engaging the arts that are simultaneously ancestral and modern
Dr. Madeline Rugh is a visiting professor in Art and Psychology at St. Gregory’s University. Madeline holds a masters degree in Art Education and a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Art. She specializes in developing arts-based programs for place-based learning and eco-literacy.
This workshop is free and open to all educators: teachers, professors, university education students, home school parents, museum educators, etc. Materials are provided.
November 16, 1-4pm. Registration is required