Local educators are invited to join us for an exciting series of workshops this summer! These workshops are designed to help teachers integrate the arts into their existing curriculum. We’ll take a look at works from many areas of the collection, but will focus mainly on the contemporary art and issues at work in Third Space, the Museum’s compelling exhibit of contemporary art from around the world. Our July 11 workshop will look at contemporary art and explore large questions about beauty and identity, among other topics. We’ll look at competing notions of beauty among the classical worlds of Greece and Rome, how descriptions of physical identity played into American slavery, issues surrounding poverty and personal identity, and much more. We hope this time of discussion and exploration will enliven your own classes and create new opportunities for your students to dig into your curriculum.
These workshops will be of special interest to middle and high school instructors of social studies and language arts, though all teachers are welcome to attend. We will discuss how to use contemporary art to develop and enhance literacy, how artists have wrestled with pressing social issues through visual art, and more. All workshops meet Alabama’s College and Career Readiness Standards, and will be of particular use to teachers preparing their students for the ACT and AP exams. While related to the BMA’s May and June workshops, this event is designed to stand on its own. Come for one or come for all! The workshop will last from 9AM to noon, and is sure to be lively and engaging. Space is limited, so please register online – search BMA0003 on Chalkable PD.
For more information, please contact Matthew Stokes, Manager for School and Teacher Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-254-2668.