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Join us for a two-day workshop featuring teaching artist Melanie Rick, where we'll explore techniques for integrating visual art to boost learning. Primary grade workshops will be presented in the morning for kindergarten through 2nd grade teachers, with intermediate grade workshops in the afternoon for 3rd-8th grade teachers.


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Thursday, August 2nd and Friday, August 3rd:
9 a.m. - 12:00 pm, Kindergarten through 2nd Grade teachers
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 3rd through 8th grade teachers

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Reading Portraits as Biographies: Observe. Infer. Inquire.

There’s more to a portrait than you might think. Portraits are often viewed as a mere depiction of a person
when in actuality they can be read as biographies that communicate significant information about a person’s
life. This workshop examines ways to teach students to view portraits as a visual text filled with meaningful symbolism in order to make the study of people and biographies more engaging. Reading portraits helps students activate and build background knowledge of, construct understanding of, and reflect on historical and literary figures
across the curriculum.



Contact hour verification for CEUs is available. For more information, call 419-522-2726 ext. 251 or email chelsie@mansfieldtickets.com.

The $125 registration fee for this course has been waived thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: the Ohio Arts Council, Charles P. Hahn, CFP and the Key Bank Foundation. Thank you for your support!



About Melanie Rick

MELANIE RICK, a National Board Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist and arts integration consultant, designs and leads workshops, in-depth courses, and summer institutes focused on arts integration, specifically how to integrate visual art and poetry throughout the K-8 curriculum. She works in museums, schools, and arts centers across the country and is a course leader and coach for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program in Washington, D.C. Melanie serves the CETA program as consultant, working with teaching artists to develop and evaluate workshops presented at the Kennedy Center, and was an elementary classroom teacher, middle school special ed teacher, and arts integration resource teacher before becoming a national consultant with Focus 5, Inc.


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