Teacher Workshops

Fear No Art: Rusty Clevenger Teacher Workshop, Photo by 40 North 88 West (Kelly White)

Fear No Art: An Aesthetic Journey Through Krannert Art Museum

Saturday, February 27, 2016 · 9am–12pm
KAM lower level, Hood Classroom

Join us on a fearless journey exploring how aesthetics and perspectives in Fine Arts can enhance one’s development, teaching, and critical thinking within an educational framework.

This workshop will focus on the use of reflection to acquire knowledge from non-textual sources and the ability to perceive, interpret, and evaluate complex ideas using artifacts and many forms of human expression. Participants will be introduced to aesthetic theory while exploring art in Krannert Art Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent galleries.

Participating educators will critique works of art by using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), an inquiry-based approach that relies heavily on questioning, analyzing, and problem solving. VTS can be a powerful tool to use across content areas to promote higher order thinking skills.

The session will conclude with time to share and listen to reflections on the workshop experience, brainstorm ways to create an experience like this for students, and relate this material to current educational standards.

Facilitators: Rusty Clevenger, Visual Arts Teacher at Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School and Wiley Elementary School, Urbana, IL

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Workshops are free of charge. Register online or call Virginia at 217-333-8218.

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Rusty Clevenger
Arts Educator
Urbana School District 116
Photo Courtesy
40 North/88 West