2. Some summer workshops at the Terra Museum in Chicago.
Terra Museum of American Art Teacher Credit Courses Summer 2002
For Lane Credit, Graduate, CPDUs, Audit
American Art and Fashion
Tuesday‹Friday, July 16‹19
10 am‹3 pm
Much of the world is obsessed with clothing, fashion, and how we look, and
today¹s students are no exception. During this course, we will look at
fashion as portrayed in American art, especially in the exhibition
Impressionism Transformed: The Paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell, and in
American photography with Elizabeth K. Whiting, TMAA Manager of Adult and
Docent Programs and Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College. We will consider
along the way social and historical issues, probing this further when we
visit the Chicago Historical Society to view the exhibition Fashion,
Flappers, and All That Jazz. Costume Designer Birgit Wise will explore how
we can sense a character¹s clothing and appearance as we read classics in
American literature; then, using that knowledge, we will develop costume
sketches for our characters. Artist and TMAA Museum Educator Molly Carter
will highlight contemporary artists blurring boundaries between fashion and
gallery art, and then lead teachers in constructing self-expressive hats.
Please note: Chicago Historical Society members will receive the Terra
member price for this course.
(State Goals/Chicago Academic Standards Addressed: 2; 3; 18; 26; 27)
Collections and Containers
Tuesday‹Friday, July 23‹26
Dori Jacobsohn, TMAA Manager of Studio and Family Programs, leads teachers
through fun and intriguing investigations during this week of discovery.
Participants will examine how museums are places for displaying objects of
all sorts, from paintings to stuffed birds to rocks or baseball cards.
Whatever the collection, the objects are displayed in intriguing and
informative ways. Using the galleries of the Terra Museum we¹ll learn about
Daniel J. Terra¹s collection as well as how to facilitate a discussion to
get the most out of a viewing experience. Teachers will choose an artwork as
a jumping off point to develop their own unique collection based on an image
in their chosen paintings, write informative labels, and learn a variety of
ways to make a container for holding and displaying their collections.
Studio activities will include simple book making techniques and methods for
transforming everyday containers into dazzling, multi-media display
containers. We will also have the opportunity to view an artist¹s personal
collection when we make a special field trip to the Roger Brown Study
Upon completion of this course, teachers should come away with a template of
activities that is adaptable to whatever kind of collection is relevant to
their particular curriculum.
Please note: This class is designed for elementary level teachers.
Images and Self-Images of Native Americans
Tuesday‹Friday, July 30‹August 2
Our summer collaboration with The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is
the inspiration for this special course, which will include a tour of the
exhibition From Looms of Earth and Sky: Navajo Weaving from the Mitchell
Museum of the American Indian. These rugs offer beautiful examples of
self-expression and depictions of tribal images. We will look at other
self-images by Native American artists past and present, and compare and
contrast these with images of American Indians by non-native artists. Some
of our guests will include
We will also journey to The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian for a
special workshop. Please note: Mitchell Museum members will receive the
Terra member price for this course.
(State Goals/Chicago Academic Standards addressed: 1; 3; 18; 26; 27))
Fees: Fee for Lane Promotional Credit: $85; $75 for Terra Educator and IAEA
members. An additional $20 fee is payable to Chicago Teachers Academy for
Professional Development. To register for Lane Credit, call 773.553.6050.
Fee for graduate credit through National-Louis University: $270; $260 for
Terra Educator and IAEA members. Call 312.654.2255 for details. Fee for
audit and CPDU¹s: $70; $60 for Terra Educator and IAEA members. To register
for audit, call 312.654.2255.
Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611
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