With Florence as our home base, we will use this most significant and beautiful Renaissance city as our classroom. A key part of the program is to learn new techniques for developing interdisciplinary curriculum across grades and subject areas. Through visits to cultural institutions, museum visits, studio art experiences, and exploration of the urban environment, participants will develop ways to use artwork as primary source material and starting points for open-ended creative projects that utilize inquiry and expression as tools to construct meaning. We will practice looking closely at works of art together and reflect on the role artistic expression plays in civic life. We will also spend time in the art studio exploring materials and developing authentic curricular connections to take back to your classroom. This program is designed for, but not limited to, art teachers, classroom teachers, museum educators, and teaching artists.
Programs are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related transitions in the CPS office that supports them.