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In this free workshop, elementary teachers explore the exhibition The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and learn how to use the works of art to teach age-appropriate lessons for grades K–6. Hands-on activities as well as lesson plans are provided. Working with the Learning Through Art curriculum and The Age of Impressionism exhibition, teachers see how to use the works of art in new lesson plans to teach math, science, social studies, language arts, and art. These take-away lesson plans complement the existing LTA/MFAH curricula and meet the guidelines mandated by state standards.
About Learning Through Art Workshops
Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the Museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the Museum galleries and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH elementary-level teacher training introduces TEKS and STAAR-aligned lessons that use the visual arts to teach students how to think critically and creatively as well as encourage self-confident, self-motivated, and self-disciplined learners. LTA/MFAH bridges disciplines and curriculums to enable students to explore key concepts in the real-world context of the art museum while teaching literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies. See detailed descriptions of the various LTA/MFAH workshops.Lunch and a certificate for 5 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development are provided at all "LTA/MFAH" teacher workshops. Registration for this workshop is free.