For Adults & Educators

Creative Book Covers Workshop

July 10, 2015 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Inspired by the exhibition, A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino, this workshop will take an in-depth look at book cover and jacket design. We will explore a variety of picture books and consider how their covers inform the reading experience. Participants will take away many ideas and projects to help students learn about and discover the art of book covers. Workshop will include guided time in the galleries.

Item No. 480223COVERS
The Visual Thinking Strategies in the Galleries and Art Studio

July 23, 2015 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Attend one session or combine for a full day. Full Day $70; Half Day $40

Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) which help to guide much of the educational programming at the Museum. Based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine, VTS uses specific strategies to encourage viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art. Participants learn about Housen's theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the methods in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.

Morning Session: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

VTS in the Galleries: Reading Pictures (3 PDPs) Instructor: Rosemary Agoglia

Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:30 pm

VTS in the Studio: Exploring Materials (3 PDPs) Apply the principles of VTS to the exploration of materials and art-making and discuss how our exploration strategies can empower learners and enhance teaching. (Prior attendance at any VTS workshop required). Instructor: Meghan Burch

Item No. 480223VTS
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Summer Teacher Workshop: We Love Picture Books

August 8, 2015

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

(7 PDPs) A full-day workshop celebrating all things picture books, with guest authors and illustrators Lizi Boyd, Jason Chin, Shelley Rotner, Matthew Tavares, and Bill Thomson.

Download the full Program Schedule including session descriptions here:


Breakout Sessions

Space is limited in breakout sessions. Please indicate your choice using the drop-down menu below.

Session 1: Art Explorations with Picture Books

Session 2: Bookmaking across the Curriculum

Session 3: Whole Book Approach


Registration closes July 31 or earlier, if participation limit is reached. Early registration recommended. No refunds after July 17. There will be a $25 processing fee on all refunds. Refund checks will be issued after the workshop concludes.

Special accommodations

Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary restrictions in the Comments section of the registration form.

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