Thursday, July 11, 2013

Spaces are Still Available for the Summer Teaching Institute

Participants in the 2011 Summer Teaching Institute discuss their work.

There are still available spots for you to sign up for the annual Summer Teaching Institute!  The Summer Teaching Institute is scheduled for July 21-26, 2013. Art and Science Collaborative: Investigating the Natural World considers how we can look at nature from multiple perspectives - as artists, scientists, herbalists - and use those ways of looking to inspire learning.  We'll explore a variety of alternative photography and printing processes with artists Bailey Russel, Gerald Lang, Jennifer Anne Tucker, and Tessa Dallarosa.  In addition, we will benefit from the expertise of botanist Joy Handley and science educator Maggie Bourque as we explore plants in the field, in the classroom, and at the Art Museum, using Lang and Tucker's large prints in the exhibition, The Botanical Series as inspiration.

All classes will be held in the UW Visual Arts Building and at the UW Art Museum under the direction of education curator, Wendy Bredehoft and master teacher, Heather Bender.

Studio time and lab time is included every afternoon to explore new materials and ideas inspired by the original artwork and plants collected by participants.  Studio art experience or scientific expertise is not required, as museum educators and science educators will be on hand to guide teachers in ways to tailor this week’s experiences to their personal school or community education goals.

Cost for the workshop is $150 per person with a $50 non-refundable pre-registration fee.  Partners may register as follows: $150 for first, $125 for second partner and $100 for any additional partners.  There is a $50 non-refundable pre-registration fee for each partner and all partners must register together. Registration forms are available at the Art Museum website at

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