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Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
Elementary through High School

Tuition: $54 members; $60 non-members
June 8, 2013
* Held in conjunction with a major exhibition from Kenwood House in London that features 48 works by 17th century European masters. The Arts Center is the last stop for this important exhibition.
* Provides lesson plans on art history, European history, history and social studies
Single class scheduled on 6/8/2013 at 9:00AM
ART and ENVIRONMENT

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Note: This professional development teacher academy is for NAEA / AAE teachers only.
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Tuition: $54 members; $60 non-members
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Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18
8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Studio 1
Maximum number of educators: 40 students
Registration deadline: Jul 10 (Please see REGISTRATION DEADLINE under GUIDELINES + POLICIES for an explanation of this date. You can still register after this date if the event is not closed.)
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The Arkansas Arts Center is proud to join with the Arkansas Art Educators for this two-day professional development experience that will enhance your classroom practices and engage your artistic spirit. Combining intensive studio sessions and gallery exploration this workshop will explore the ways portraiture can shed light on the history, environment, and narrative of the human experience. In addition, we will use fiber arts to explore new ways artists engage social consciousness in art making. The workshop will provide 12 hours of professional development. Cost includes most materials, breakfast, and lunch.
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DAY ONE: Social Narrative through Fiber Arts:
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From Banksy to Yarnbombing, art sparks dialogues that can bring deeper understanding to today's social issues. Day Two will explore the role of non-traditional media, such as fiber arts and guerilla art in fun, legal, and thought provoking expression.
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Professional Artist, Denise Kimbrough, will add to the idea of creating narratives about ourselves using the media of fiber. Weaving, felting, knitting and crochet are arts traditionally attributed to women in the house, but are given a new role in surprising ways...as art objects.
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After lunch, explore "guerilla" art that engages society in a dialogue to better understand itself. Explore a variety of media and, as a group, create a work of art that sends a message about an issue decided upon by the group.
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DAY TWO: New Tools for Portraiture:
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Professional artist, Stephen Cefalo, believes understanding great works of art, not to mention creating them, begins with the right tools. Cefalo has studied the Masters, such as Rembrandt, and will use time-honored techniques to push you and your students' skills to new levels.
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In addition, you will explore the exhibition, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London through facilitated discussion and looking techniques that translate to better arts understanding for your classroom.
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Included are lesson plans and suggestions for building Common Core teams within your school.
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You must be a NAEA / AAE member to participate in this workshop. If you are not currently a member, please join NAEA before enrolling. Annual NAEA Membership dues for Arkansas residents is $80. NAEA/AAE members do not have to enter their NAEA/AAE membership number in order to register.
Your NAEA/AAE membership status will be verified before the PDTA begins.
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For more information, call (501) 396-0367 or email Lou Palermo at lpalermo@arkarts.com.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/17/2013 and ending 7/18/2013 at 8:30AM
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
Elementary through High School

Tuition: $54 members; $60 non-members
July 27, 2013
* Held in conjunction with a major exhibition from Kenwood House in London that features 48 works by 17th century European masters. The Arts Center is the last stop for this important exhibition.
* Provides lesson plans on art history, European history, history and social studies
Single class scheduled on 7/27/2013 at 9:00AM
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
Elementary through High School


Tuition: $54 members; $60 non-members
Aug. 3, 2013
* Held in conjunction with a major exhibition from Kenwood House in London that features 48 works by 17th century European masters. The Arts Center is the last stop for this important exhibition.
* Provides lesson plans on art history, European history, history and social studies
Single class scheduled on 8/3/2013 at 9:00AM
Architecture
Middle School through High School

Tuition: $54 members; $60 non-members
Aug. 10, 2013
* Held in conjunction with exhibition Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy--Photogaphs by Gordon Watkinson
Single class scheduled on 8/10/2013 at 9:00AM
Rothko in the Classroom

Cost per educator: $54 members; $60 non-members
Maximum number of educators: 15
Educators earn 6 professional development credits.
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Saturday, Oct 5, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Arkansas Arts Center Library
Registration deadline: Sep 28 (Please see REGISTRATION DEADLINE under GUIDELINES + POLICIES for an explanation of this date. You can still register after this date if the event is not closed.)
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The art of Mark Rothko didn't begin with the color-field paintings that come to mind when his art is mentioned. This teacher academy uses the progression explored in the exhibition, "MARK ROTHKO: The Decisive Decade 1940-1950" to examine new ways to view the world around us, from real to abstraction. Included are hands-on experiences exploring figuration to abstraction, color and emotion and more. Teachers will be given gallery experiences, lesson plans, and more. Lunch is included.
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For more information, call (501) 396-0367 or email Lou Palermo at lpalermo@arkansasartscenter.org.
Single class scheduled on 10/5/2013 at 9:00AM

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