For Teachers and Schools
CMA is offering workshops specifically for home school families! On the third Tuesday of every month (October to May), from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, homeschool students ages six and up can explore and create in this 2-hour experience. Each month features a new, different topic inspired by our collection or special exhibitions. Registration includes a 45-minute guided tour, 60-minute Studio Thinking Workshop, and Museum admission for the student and one accompanying adult. Parents may choose to drop-off or remain with their child. Registration is $9 per student per workshop for nonmembers, Special Member Price $7 per student per workshop. Please call 614.629.5947 to register.
SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS
The Columbus Museum of Art is always seeking innovative ways to introduce students to great art. We have three new strategies that range from outreach to intensive multi-visit programs. For additional information, please contact Jessimi Jones, Educator for Teacher and School Partnerships, at email@example.com or 614-629-0363.
Art Lab is a high-school service-learning initiative. Teens experiment with technology to create educational resources for our permanent collection and special exhibitions. Creating video podcasts, students forge connections between art, school curriculum, and their lives.
Time Warner Cable is a supporting sponsor of Art Lab.
Critical Works is a partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Collegiate Academy. This program connects the Museum with a middle school that has no arts programming in order to provide a rich arts experience. CMA teaching artists bring authentic, socially charged works of art to the classroom to engage middle-school students in a five-day, trans-disciplinary learning experience. Students explore social issues relevant to their own lives and communicate their concerns through creative expression and experimentation in the medium of printmaking.
Adventure Out is a partnership between CMA and The Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park, affiliated with The Ohio State University. This program facilitates deep exploration for preschoolers through intersections with the Museum’s collection and an open-ended creative project. Museum educators co-plan with each classroom’s teaching team then implement a week-long class visit during which students record their discoveries in video, written response, and photography. Students also have the opportunity to visit CMA and participate in a hands-on, interactive experience with art. Each classroom also visits a new gallery station designed specifically for them around a work of art that aligns with their in-class explorations. The strategies and outcomes of Adventure Out are shared with both the early childhood education and museum education fields via conference presentations and CMA’s YouTube channel.
Focus encourages conversations between two unique groups of students by sharing experiences through photography. Students from two high schools work together to photograph and edit images about their lives. Through photography, writing, and conversation, Focus provides an open forum for student discussion.
Through the Pressing Matters program, the Museum forms partnerships with middle schools that lack arts programs in order to provide students with rich arts experiences. CMA staff brings authentic works of art to the classroom to engage students in a two-day, interdisciplinary learning experience. Students will explore social issues relevant to their own lives and will communicate their concerns through creative expression and experimentation. The program includes a day at the Museum where students will explore artwork from the Museum’s collection and see the art that they have created on display. The National Endowment for the Arts recognized this program with a Challenge America Grant.
Pressing Matters is presented by an Ohio Arts Council Arts Partnership grant.
TEACHER PROGRAMS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Join us to find out how to transform your classroom into a 21st Century learning environment that encourages disciplined inquiry, collaboration, and creativity.
Teaching for Creativity Institute
Are you passionate about teaching and learning and motivated to develop classroom experiences for children that are authentically engaging? Do you believe that creativity is essential to education and want to incorporate it into your classroom experiences? If you do, and are willing to work with colleagues in a professional learning community to develop innovative ideas for your classroom, then sign up to participate in CMA’s exciting new Teaching for Creativity Institute. Educators who apply and are selected for this competitive institute will become part of a community of learners that develop creative, engaging learning experiences for their students. Institute participants will receive training and support from CMA staff as well as year-long support from educational experts. You will also receive classroom materials and have the option of obtaining credit from Ashland University. Teams of educators from the same school or school district are strongly encouraged to apply.
This program is open to all educators who are interested in how creativity can transform teaching and learning. The 2013 institute will take place July 16-19 from 9am – 5pm and three Saturdays (TBD) during the school year. Teams of educators from the same school or school district are strongly encouraged to apply. Cost of the program is $400 per individual or $300 per individual if applying with a team. Three Ashland University graduate credits are available for an additional $749. Early acceptance application deadline is Friday, May 3rd. The final deadline is Sunday, June 9th.
For more information, please contact Jessimi Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Teaching for Creativity Institute is funded in part from a grant from The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.