Event — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Teacher Workshop: Encore! Art, VMFA, and STEAM

Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Details: Art definitely adds power to STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! There was great enthusiasm for last year’s STEAM workshop at VMFA. The brave teachers who made it through February’s ice and snow gave the experience glowing reviews. Note the date for this year’s version is in March—not February.

Art-making and museum practices offer great real-world examples for interdisciplinary projects and units. In this workshop you’ll explore how paintings, prints, vases, and sculptures can inspire fascinating hands-on investigations and project-based learning in your classroom. Workshop topics include the science and art of construction; linking math with art; and geology and art connections featuring resources from the University of Richmond’s Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. You’ll also receive a workshop packet with a CD of useful images, background information, and lesson plan and project suggestions.

Cost: $30 (VMFA members $27)

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