SUMMER 2018 TEACHER COURSE

 

Air: Essential to Aesthetic, Banal to Magical
Wednesday & Thursday, August 8 & 9, 9 am–3 pm

Join us this summer to explore and embrace “air” as muse. Together, we will enter the studio in pursuit of making something from nothing, of turning air into art. The studio and Sculpture Park will become our laboratory where varied activities will help us investigate how air can become both object and subject of art. We will look to sculptors in the museum exhibition, Sculpting with Air, and out in the park to inspire our investigation of air, and our ongoing engagement with the process of making art. By blowing, inflating, capturing, and releasing air, we will experientially learn what it means to be a maker, to trust the process of making art as a means of learning, and take home immediately applicable teaching practices and lesson plans for the classroom.

Taught by Tracie Dunn, lead teacher and co-creator of the "Rivers and Revolutions" experiential learning program at Concord-Carlisle High School.

Details and registration at EDCO

Inquiries, contact: Julie Bernson at [email protected] or 781.259.3649.


Professional Development at deCordova
 

EDUCATOR EBLAST

To receive occasional emails about teacher programs and advance exhibition information, please contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603.

EDCO WORKSHOPS

Day-long workshops through the school-year and summer institutes co-sponsored by EDCO Collaborative offer immersive experiences for educators of art and various other disciplines.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What could an immersive and inspiring professional development experience at deCordova do for your department or school?
Half- and full-day programs are designed around your objectives and interests. Great for educators interested in experiential or place-based learning; 2D and 3D art making; and interdisciplinary connections with science, environmental studies, language arts, history, and more. Contact for inquiries and to discuss ideas: Julie Bernson at [email protected] or 781.259.3649.

LINCOLN NURSERY SCHOOL/DECORDOVA PARTNERSHIP

Preschool faculty and administrators, education professors, and museum educators are invited to inquire about professional development opportunities with the on-site, Reggio Emilia-inspired Lincoln Nursery School and deCordova's Learning and Engagement Department. Contact Lisa Canning, [email protected].

FACILITIES RENTAL FOR EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

DeCordova's 30-acre, pond-side campus is an inspiring setting for your own retreat. We offer special rates for schools or organizations that wish to rent our studios or meeting spaces for their own professional development or meetings. Contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603.