MOCHA designs workshop for parents who want to learn to how to utilize visual art with their children. Learn about projects that you can use with your kids at home or in a classroom setting that can include child engagement, development and educational practices. Workshops can be held at MOCHA or a site of your choice.
Art For Educators
Professional Development Workshop
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.
•Gain an expanded toolbox of 2-D and 3-D art projects that they can apply in their learning spaces using readily accessible and inexpensive art materials.
•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.
510.465.8770 ext. 102