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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Event Details: Thinking Through Drawing Intensive Workshop

Description: A one-week professional development course in New York City for educators in all disciplines, exploring drawing as a tool for thought and research in the artist’s studio and the classroom.
Work with leading artist/researchers to:
- Develop your ability to “think through drawing”
- Explore strategies for learning through drawing
- Integrate drawing into teaching across disciplines

As a participant in Thinking through Drawing you will explore drawing both as a means of teaching and learning and as a vital component of your own creative practice and personal development. Through active engagement and informed reflection you will explore many forms of drawing and learn how to share drawing strategies with your students. Drawing allows us to play with our thoughts outside the confines of our minds, helping us to think as well as to express ideas. As a tool for thinking and expression, drawing can expand the types of knowledge we create and deepen our engagement well beyond what is available through words and numbers alone.

The course is led by three artist/researchers, the founders of the International Drawing and Cognition Research Group, whose work investigates the connections between drawing and cognitive psychology. They have run three international Thinking through Drawing symposia — at Columbia University’s Teachers College, University of the Arts London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art — attracting artists, educators, and researchers from around the world. Building on new understandings of cognition, learning, and contemporary drawing practices.

 Thinking through Drawing will both enrich your use of drawing and visual communication in your classroom and community and nurture your personal drawing skills and practices. In addition to developing skills to apply in your own classroom or community education project, you will be invited to observe and participate in a Saturday workshop with local families as part of the Bronx Museum of Art’s community programs. (Participation in this community workshop is optional.)

The  fee of $375 covers 30 hours of class times and all materials. Payment is due upon registration, and all sales are final.

Participants are eligible to receive 3 CEUs from Teachers College, Columbia University--the equivalent of 3 NYC DOE P-credits.

Session A: July 21 - July 25
Session B: July 28 - August 1

Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Type: Classes & Workshops

Location: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452

Date & Time: From 7/21/2014 10:00 AM To 8/1/2014 5:00 PM


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