Our teacher programs provide professional development opportunities for K-12 art educators to engage in hands-on artmaking activities and develop strategies for incorporating thematic and contemporary art-driven ideas, projects, and techniques into their curricula. These programs are a chance for educators to rejuvenate and recharge their creative juices in a community of peers while developing new art skills for themselves and ideas for the classroom.
Digital Stories and Personal Narratives
Teacher Workshop for Middle and High School Art Educators
Offered in Partnership with Nashville Children’s Theatre
Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FREE, with lunch included.
Telling stories helps us make meaning out of our experiences, and digital storytelling combines the art of narrative with an array of technical tools including image, video and sound. Learn how to help your students bring their voices, stories, artwork and ideas to life in this very personal form of creative expression. Over the course of the day, you will record and edit your own digital story and leave with new skills and strategies to incorporate these ideas and techniques into your own curriculum. Participants should bring a personal image or object as well as a digital camera (all kinds welcome, but cameras that also shoot video would be particularly useful).
To register, email [email protected] today. Please include your name, school, position, the grade(s) you teach, email and phone number. Space is limited, so register early!
What Teachers are Saying about Us
Thank you to all the teachers who attended our January 25 program, “SITE/SPACE/LOCATION: Experiencing Place through Art.” From documenting place through visual journals, to creating site specific installations, to engaging with public spaces through guerilla art, teachers had the chance to explore art that engages with the locations and spaces that shape our everyday experiences. Here are some of their thoughts on the program.
“Thank you for all that you have provided! I love these opportunities at Watkins. I always feel so welcomed and warm, and the programs are always really wonderful.”
“Interactive, fun, thought-provoking!”
“Very applicable to my classroom and school. Very inspirational!”
“Love this program! Very well done — cannot wait to attend again.”