The Wadsworth’s FREE Evening for Educators Wednesday!

The Wadsworth's FREE Evening for Educators Wednesday!

Dear School Leaders,
Mark your calendars! The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will host its next FREE Evening for Educators in October. Please see below for the program’s details.

Commissioning Art: The Crown, the Church, the Nobility

Wednesday, October 16, 4:00-7:00 p.m. with private reception at 3:30 p.m.
FREE for PreK-12 educators and school administrators 
E-mail to register for this night at the museum.
Join our education and curatorial staff as we explore the theme of patronage in the arts through an evening of presentations, docent-led conversations, and in-gallery workshops addressing national standards across core subject areas. Discover curriculum connections as you learn from experts in the field and feel inspired to integrate our collection into your school day. Refreshments and teacher resource materials will be provided.      
Certificates of Connecticut Professional Development Completion are available in lieu of discontinued CEUs.
"I have found Evening for Educators to be enriching in many ways. It allows me to become familiar with current exhibitions; provides me with cross-curricular references and lesson plans; affords me the opportunity to meet with other teachers and share knowledge; and gives me a fresh look at how to present artists' work. Most important, it lets me soak up all the amazing beauty and creativity, and bring back that excitement to my classroom."
Mark your calendars for another great professional development opportunity for both classroom and art teachers at the Wadsworth Atheneum!


Election Day Workshop

Art Speaks!
Tuesday, November 5, 9:00a.m.–3:30p.m.
Fees: $40; $35 for museum and CAEA members; $30 for groups of five or more.
Certificates of Connecticut Professional Development Completion available in lieu of discontinued CEUs. Five hours on task.
To register, call (860) 838-4046. Payment required at registration.
Whether decorative, functional, or purely conceptual in nature, art speaks to all of us if we care to listen. By nurturing observant eyes, educators create essential portals through which students decode meaning in art by means of description, inquiry, and critical response. Visit us for a day of discovering the language and messages of art, with gallery sessions taught by our museum educators. See the attached documents above for detailed descriptions of the offered breakout sessions.  
Breakout Sessions
Artists’ Interpretation of History
Group Art Advocacy Project
Keep It Together: Strategies for Collaborative Art-Making in the Classroom
The Art of Play: Meaning-making through Gallery Games
Relating to the Land: Hudson River to Contemporary Landscapes
Still Life: Drawing Perspective
“Every gallery session was informative, enlightening, interactive, and fun! They gave me more insight into how to incorporate art into other disciplines.”
For More Information on Teacher Programs:                
Call!                (860) 838-4170       
Open!             Check out our 2013-14 School and Teacher Programs brochure in the provided attachment.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing your staff and students at the museum soon!
Emily Pacini Ide
School and Teacher Programs Specialist
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860.249.7780 fax


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