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September 2011

Getty Museum K-12 Teacher Programs

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2011–12 School Visits Are Still Available!

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Planning your school-year schedule now? Why not bring your class to the Getty Center or the Getty Villa?

We still have plenty of options available, and we offer several ideas for visit activities you can use to lead your students yourself.

Go to Planning a School Visit on our website for updates and more information.

High school students discuss art during their self-guided visit to the Getty Center.
High school students discuss art during their self-guided visit to the Getty Center.

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Teachers' Open Workshop: Southern California Art (1945–1980)
Saturday, October 29, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Programs for Teachers

In this free, one-day workshop, K–12 teachers will learn about artists working in Southern California between 1945 and 1980. You'll join discussions in the Museum's galleries, hear a conservation scientist discuss his work with contemporary artworks, and participate in hands-on activities related to artworks and themes from the Getty's exhibitions related to the region-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative. Attendees will receive classroom materials, art-making activity sheets, and reproductions of artworks.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Learn more about the Getty's exhibitions related to Pacific Standard Time, and explore the era with our interactive map and archive.

Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas / Ruscha
Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, 1963, Ed Ruscha. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all. © Ed Ruscha

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Sketching Landmarks

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Explore our new exhibition Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings online and in person. This exhibition presents works by some of the greatest British masters of the medium, including Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and William Blake, and explores their innovative working methods.

Adapt the lesson "Framing the Landscape" to have students build a personal vocabulary of marks using watercolor by creating two original watercolor sketches of a local landmark while working en plein air, or outdoors.

Lesson Plan: Framing the Landscape

Exhibition: Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings is on view at the Getty Center through October 23, 2011.

Long Ship's Lighthouse, Land's End / Turner
Long Ship's Lighthouse, Land's End, about 1834–35, Joseph Mallord William Turner

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A Family Is on the Move the Getty Center

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John, Fourteenth Lord Willoughby de Broke, and His Family by Johann Zoffany will be removed from South Pavilion, gallery S204, to paintings storage.

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