For Adults & Educators

An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

Friday, June 21, 2019

9:30 am - 1:30 pm


(4 PDPs) Designed as a way to teach viewers to find mearning and pleasure in works of art, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigal Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. Participants will learn about Housen's theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce state standards in Language Arts.

Item No. 480123VTS
Create with The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Creative Writing

Seven Tuesdays from July 9 - August 20

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Applewood, Amherst

Registration open for Applewood residents: May 13

General registration opens: May 27

Explore your creativity by joining this writing workshop for adults 55 and over. Led by poet Ellen Doré Watson, this seven-week course will introduce participants to a range of prompts, forms, and techniques designed to inspire writing across genres. The class will include a visit to The Carle and culminate in a publication of particpants' work.

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Creative Lettering Workshop

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Adult workshop, ages 16+

Join The Carle's Art Educators for an evening of exploring creative lettering! Experiment with creating letters in many different ways from sculptural forms to large-scale brushwork. We'll share some of our favorite ways to play with letterforms.

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Summer Teacher Workshop: Making Room for Mindfulness

August 8, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

(7 PDPs) Re-discover the joys of teaching during an all-day mindfulness workshop that promotes responsiveness, awareness, stress management, and overall well-being. Keynote Speaker: Lesley Koplow, Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education

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