Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
$250, Scholarships Available, Application Required
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016
Explore the collections of four major San Francisco museums (Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) using observation, inquiry and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers critical thinking and creativity. This institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff and an education packet.
Teacher Workshop: Emperors’ Treasures
Saturday, Aug 13, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
$15, free for Teacher Members
Tour this summer’s blockbuster special exhibition Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, then, delve deeper into the life of the fascinating Qing Empress Dowager Cixi with children’s book author Natasha Yim. In a brush-painting workshop, learn the different painting approaches of the master ink painters and how they have been emulated and built upon over centuries. Participants will receive curriculum resources, a signed book, a continental breakfast and light lunch.