MOCHA offers a range of professional development workshops for educators interested in teaching art as a stand-alone discipline or integrating art into other subject areas, such as language arts, math, social science and science. Collaborate with MOCHA staff to design workshops tailored to your school, school district or organizational needs and vision.
Services include: workshops, curriculum coaching, mentoring and lesson modeling. MOCHA also collaborates with teachers to create arts-integrated curriculum units and with school staff to create authentic, comprehensive arts-integrated schools.
Art For Educators
Professional Development Workshop
March 18 & 19, 2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, parents, youth development professionals and teaching artists to learn the basics of the visual arts and how to integrate the arts into the learning environment.
Participants with little or no art experience are encouraged to attend, as well as the experienced art teacher. This workshop will encompass the basic elements of art through hands-on practice, documentation, discussion, and reflection. The lessons are taught in a sequential order that foster art integration into a variety of subject areas and accessibility into arts learning.
•Develop skills in the visual arts that they can use in their work with children to enhance their student’s creative thinking, communication, literacy skills and individual expression.
•Begin developing documentation practices to show learning through the visual arts and develop reflection skills for talking to students about their art and the artworks of others.
•Learn management techniques for handling art materials in a variety of community settings.
In addition, participants will receive reading materials and all lesson plans which will include: information on the elements of art, (line, shape, color, texture, space), how to talk to students about their art, why is art good for children, Studio Habits of Mind and other thought provoking articles in arts education.