Teacher workshops focus on works of art in the BMA's collection or in special exhibitions. Most teacher workshops include close examination of art in the galleries, mini-lectures, hands-on activities, and creative ideas for integrating art in the classroom. Teachers receive images and extensive background information. Workshops are typically held twice a year on a Saturday and last about four hours.
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John Waters: Indecent Exposure
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
When and how is transgression okay—and even needed—in today’s classrooms? Investigate the question of art and transgression through Waters’s irreverent body of visual work. Explore the exhibition, engage in an active dialogue co-led by local young people, and challenge preconceived notions to see how “breaking the rules” through art can benefit learning.
Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Surrealists resisted the prevailing values of their time and explored human impulse and mythic narratives through their literary and visual work. In this workshop, immerse yourself in Surrealist art by exploring a range of Surrealist works on a tour of the exhibition with curator Oliver Shell, discuss the relationship of Surrealist work to war and its effects, engage in a making activity related to Surrealist ideas and processes, and receive educational materials that provide in-depth information on selected objects.