Teacher Professional Development Workshop- Art with Meaning:Social Conciousness in the Classroom
This free professional development workshop will consider the many ways in which artists convey meaning. Drawing inspiration from the Latin American artists and art on display in New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, an exhibit on display through April 17 at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, participants will explore the notion of art as social consciousness; question accepted definitions of art and creativity; and share in strategies for encouraging students to engage in purposeful, meaningful, and socially responsible thinking across all content areas, from literature to social studies.
The evening will begin in the exhibit space with a discussion led by Sara Otto-Diniz, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, UNM Museum Studies. Afterward, staff from the Latin American & Iberian Institute and Albuquerque Museum will offer ideas for curricular connections and alignment to the standards. Finally, we will conclude with time for reflection and hands-on activities using repurposed/upcycled materials under the instruction of Emma Lee Clark, MA Art Education, Cultural Arts and Education Specialist at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Certificates of professional development and dinner will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute.