Who: Open to All Educators, Arts Specialists, Volunteers, and PTSA Art Docents
What: Exploring Stories Through Art (Bellevue, Issaquah, Private Schools, etc.)
When: Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Instructor: Halinka Wodzicki, Art & Education Consultant, JLS NW Art Collection
THE ART OF DISCOVERY TRAINING WORKSHOPS AT BAM - Presented by the Junior League of Seattle
Experienced art educator Halinka Wodzicki leads Art of Discovery Training Workshops at the Bellevue Arts Museum. This workshop is designed to prepare educators, arts specialists, volunteers, and PTSA docents for the program, and provides necessary information and inspiration to conduct inquiry-based art experiences in a school setting. Any Educator is welcome to participate in the workshop to learn about the art and how to host an Exhibit at their school in 2017-18.
Workshop Information Each Training Workshop is divided into two sessions: morning (9am – 12 pm) and afternoon (1pm – 4pm). The morning session will introduce the artwork in the specific exhibit, and provide an overview of discussion tips and activities associated with the artwork. The afternoon session will dive deeper into hands-on art projects and concrete lesson plans that fully explore specific pieces, processes, and artists.
Professional Development Docents and volunteers may choose to attend both sessions or stay only for the morning, while educators seeking Professional Development Clock Hours must stay for the full day to receive credit. It is mandatory that at least two representatives from each school attend the training.
Anyone presenting the art to students at your school is strongly encouraged to attend the Training Workshop.
A minimum of two people per school are required to attend the Training Workshop at BAM, though we can hold up to 5 spots per school.
All schools will work directly with a representative from the Junior League of Seattle to schedule and host their Onsite PTSA Docent Training.
TTHE ART OF DISCOVERY PROJECT - TRAINING WORKSHOP OFFERS:
Firsthand look at how looking and talking about art builds listening, creative and critical thinking, and communication skills.
An exploration of a wide selection of classroom ready lessons that are based on WA State Learning Standards for Visual Art, Communication, Writing and Social Studies and objects from the JLS NW Art Collection.
Time for educators to analyze their own curriculum and to find intersections for visual art in subject areas such as language arts, character development and math among the others mentioned above.
Access to a digital link to a copy of a Curriculum Guide with images that can be used independent of the program or, before, during and after the JLS NW Art Collection visits a school.
ABOUT THE JLS NW ART COLLECTION and THE ART OF DISCOVERY PROJECT
The Junior League of Seattle's Northwest Art Collection introduces children, educators, and the community to the rich production of Northwest artists through their highly respected collection of Northwest art. Since its inception in 1960, the Northwest Art Collection has toured schools in the greater Seattle and Eastside area, exposing children to some of the region's most prominent artists. The Collection includes works by Northwest masters Guy Anderson, Dale Chihuly, William Cumming, Morris Graves, Fay Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Phillip Levine, Sherry Markovitz, Alden Mason, Norie Sato, and many others.
The Art of Discovery Project is developed and presented by the Junior League of Seattle in collaboration with the Bellevue Arts Museum, and brings arts learning directly to the classroom through traveling art exhibits and training for educators and PTSA docents. Participants are equipped with inquiry-based lesson plans and activities to support multi-dimensional arts learning. Trained educators and docents then return to their schools to teach in the presence of the original artwork. Through informal and intimate discussion of thematically organized exhibits in the school setting, students learn critical thinking and communication skills. This unique and innovative program enables students and teachers to experience an art museum in their own school setting.
Registration is now open for 2016–17 >
Registration for 2017-18 school year will take place in May 2017.
When & Where
Junior League of Seattle
Mission:The Junior League of Seattle is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Vision: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.
ABOUT THE JLS NW ART COLLECTION and NW ART PROJECT: The JLS NW Art Collection specializes in original art from the Northwest. Since its inception in 1960, the Junior League’s Northwest Art Collection has toured schools in the greater Seattle area exposing thousands of children to some of the region’s most prominent artists. Included in the Collection are original artworks by Northwest masters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, William Cumming, Jacob Lawrence, Dale Chihuly, Sherry Markovitz, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Fay Jones to name a few.
The JLS NW Art Project is a unique and innovative program that enables students and teachers to experience an art museum in a school setting. Through informal and intimate discussion of our thematically organized exhibits, children learn critical thinking and communication skills. Under the guidance of trained art docents and, or their classroom teacher, children are able to discover outstanding original art from the region, to explore a wide range of media in a school setting, and to experience the artistic process first hand in guided art lessons and interdisciplinary activities.