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2015 Professional Development Workshops for Educators

The Professional Development Program provides the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Artist-Teachers with comprehensive training in the field of art education, preparing them to be effective teachers and supporting their long-term growth as educators. Furthermore, the Professional Development Program also organizes workshops publicly available to all educators, in which Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teachers, staff and other guest speakers share learned skills, strategies and techniques. 

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to invite you to our 2015 series of professional development workshops in art education. These workshops are free to attend. They are designed with art educators in mind but we welcome educators of all stripes.

All workshops will be held at:
Joan Mitchell Foundation Education & Research Center
137 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

If you wish to attend any of these please RSVP to Saul Chernick (schernick@joanmitchellfoundation.org) at least 7 days prior to the workshop's date with the following information:

• Your name and organization
• The name, email, and organization of any guests you wish to bring (2 guests max)
• The workshop you wish to attend

 


Writing Strategies for Portfolio Artist-Statements
Thurs Jan 29, 10:30am-12:30pm
(light snacks will be provided)

Facilitated by
José Ortiz, Joan Mitchell Foundation Student Opportunities Support Program Manager
Brittany Lynn, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

This workshop is designed to help Artist-Teachers advise and support their students in writing artist-statements to compliment their portfolios. Writing about art is notoriously difficult, so we will explore strategies to bring the best out of our students and help them craft personalized statements that address the questions posed by the schools they are applying for.

 


Painting Through the Ages
Wed Feb 4, 6:30-9:30pm
(a light dinner will be served)

Facilitated by
Molly Herman, Art Teacher, City and Country School
Lauren Luloff, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher
Jaffia Royes, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

In what ways is teaching painting to kindergarteners different from teaching it to high school students? This workshop explores age-appropriate methods for teaching painting as students progress from early childhood into their teen years. In this 3-hour workshop participants will engage in hands on art-making and gain theoretical knowledge, technical skills and lesson ideas for teaching elementary, middle, and high school students. The three highly experienced educators will each share their expertise knowledge as it applies to a specific age group: Molly Herman (Elementary), Lauren Luloff (Middle School), and Jaffia Royes (High School).

 


The Shiny Things Trilogy: The Aesthetics of Light; A Taxonomical Survey of Pre-Columbian American Antiquities in Precious Metals; A Deconstruction of Numismatic Symbology Since the Hellenistic Period
Tues March 3, 6:30-9:30pm
(a light dinner will be served)

Facilitated by
Ryan Doberstein, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher
Andres Laracuente, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

Description
Enjoy edifying information on the topics of history, geography, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and others, while indulging your lust for shiny things by playing with a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials to create unique, glittering, metallic objects, in three different lessons presented by Andres Laracuente and Ryan Doberstein:
1. The Aesthetics of Light: Wearable Art
2. Foil Collages: A Taxonomical Survey of Pre-Columbian American Antiquities in Precious Metals
3. Clay Coins: A Deconstruction of Numismatic Symbology Since the Hellenistic Period

 


Crafting Meaningful Joan Mitchell-Inspired Lessons
Thurs March 19, 6:30-9:30pm
(a light dinner will be served)

Facilitated by
Laura Morris, Joan Mitchell Foundation Archivist
Natalie Beall, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher
Maia Palileo, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

Participants will learn about Joan Mitchell’s painting process and view archival photographs and video of the artist. We will then discuss techniques on introducing Mitchell’s work to students and form small groups to brainstorm lesson ideas. Finally, Artist-Teachers will participate in a hands-on abstract painting lesson that they can take back to their classrooms.

 


Assessment, Reflection & Documentation
Wed April 1, 6:30-8:30pm
(a light dinner will be served)

Facilitated by
Saul Chernick, Joan Mitchell Foundation Professional Development Program Manager
Emmanuella Aristil, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

This workshop will examine strategies for assessing our students, charting their progress, and helping them reflect on their work and accomplishments. Within this workshop Emmanuella, one of our resident experts in photography and videography, will present ways to document classes to help make visible the working process of students and their artistic development as it unfolds over time.

 


Funky Felt Storyboards
Wed April 22, 6:30-9:30pm
(a light dinner will be served)

Facilitated by
Rebeca Raney, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher

Felt Storyboards are interactive displays that students can use to communicate multiple ideas using colored felt and scissors. These can exist permanently in the classroom and be used for many innovative purposes that will be thoroughly discussed. Participants will work collaboratively to create a felt story board that can be used in the JMF Education Classroom. Emphasis will be made on creating a project with a contemporary angle that can be made appropriate for older students as well as very young children.

 


Documenting Student Portfolios
Wed April 15, 10:30am-12:30pm (light snacks will be served)

Facilitated by:
José Ortiz
, Joan Mitchell Foundation Student Opportunities Support Program Manager
Jeremy Nadel, Art and Media Studies Teacher at Sunset Park High School

This workshop will is designed to help Artist-Teachers advise and support their students in documenting their artworks for portfolio purposes.
Emphasis will be placed on the following:
• Presenting innovative and cost effective ways for students to document their work independently.
• Photographing 2D & 3D artwork
• Showing multiple views and details of artwork as as well as preparatory sketches and mock-ups
• Labeling work, mounting work, and presenting work in digital formats.