ARTWORKS School and Teacher Programs at the Hirshhorn Museum are designed to engage and inspire students and teachers alike.
Join the Hirshhorn ARTWORKS team as we utilize the Hirshhorn Museum’s Collection, Exhibitions, and Digital Media Resources to explore ideas for creative project based learning in the classroom.
ReThink Professional Development Series for Educators
Workshops include hands-on, interactive learning, content experts, and lesson-plan writing sessions. In-service and graduate credit can be arranged.
April 5: Introduction to Graphic Design
Technical Skill Focus: Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design Process and Techniques
In this hands-on workshop, educators will learn the basics of design thinking as it applies to graphic design, with a focus on the role of collaboration in the creative process. Participants will be introduced to Adobe Illustrator, and will use the program to apply these concepts to their own creation, a postcard that reflects their experience at the Hirshhorn. In addition to creating a unique design, participants will discuss how the project might be adapted through different technologies and possibilities for classroom use with a focus on student engagement, problem solving, collaboration and technology skill building.
Led by Jamila Jordan, ARTWORKS Teaching Artist
In this hands-on workshop, educators will develop an understanding of how graphic tools can be used to tackle the dual challenge of encouraging self-reflection and inspiring students to think critically about broad themes of social change and justice. Using photo manipulation and illustrating technology, participants will create their own superhero and bring him or her to life through digital collage. Each superhero will then be challenged to respond to a contemporary social problem using his or her unique history, strengths and weaknesses. In addition to creating their own digital collage, participants will discuss how the project might be adapted through different technologies and possibilities for classroom use with a focus on student engagement, problem solving, collaboration and technology skill building.
Lead by Fatima Elgarch, ARTWORKS Teaching Artist
February 1: Introduction to Digital Storytelling
Technical Skill Focus: Multimedia Production, iMovie, Photographic Techniques
In this hands-on workshop, educators will be introduced to Digital Storytelling through multimedia production. Participants will explore photographic techniques, analyze the interplay between sound and image, and use iMovie basics to complete their narratives. In addition to creating a digital story of their own, participants will discuss how the project might be adapted through different technologies and the many possible uses of multimedia production in the classroom with a focus on student engagement, problem solving, collaboration and technology skill building.
Lead by Valeria Monfrini, ARTWORKS Teaching Artist
Sessions will be at the Artlab located in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. All programs are free and include breakfast. For more information email us at email@example.com.