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Concluding Session | Teacher’s Workshop | Finding Courage in Our “New Normal” Through work in Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times

Friday, September 25, 2020

5-7 PM


Vincent van Gogh once asked, “What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
In this time of challenge and uncertainty, we are faced with recognizing patterns that feel suddenly disrupted, such as practicing social distancing and
wearing a mask. But what can the Impressionists teach us about having the awareness to notice patterns, systems, and objects that feel so normal and
inspire us to be courageous in challenging our behaviors? In this free CEU workshop, teachers will work with local artists, educators, and MMA education
staff in close-looking of the artwork in Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times, and participate in a series of cross-curricular, hands-on activities,
digitally. This engaging workshop will challenge teachers to identify their own patterns and assumptions of the everyday and equip them with a toolkit of
activities to inspire their students in the classroom or at home.
This workshop will take place virtually and will be presented in 6 sessions. There will be 5 pre-recorded videos with activity prompts that build upon one
another and 1 final, live, concluding session on Friday, September 25, from 5-7 PM to present projects and make classroom connections. The sessions and
discussion board will be open Saturday, September 19, through Friday, September 25, to allow teachers to attend the sessions on their time. Teachers will
be eligible for .6 CEUs.
Space is limited. Register by September 15. Register HERE.