Growing Strategies for Engaging with Artwork Online

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Meghan Quigley Graham, Associate Educator for Youth Learning
  • Emily Junker, Learning and Interpretation Coordinator
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: Any educator teaching any grade level or content area

Min/Max: 5 - 25

Pre-session work: Please bring a writing utensil and something to write on.

Description: How does working with artwork online differ from experiencing the artwork in-person? PMA educators will share strategies and tools that have been adapted to teaching with digital images in any setting. Artwork can be used in any classroom or remote learning setting to engage students in diverse ways. It can be a conversation starter, a creative new way to look at things or gain new perspectives, a connection with students on a new level, and a tool for engaging in Social Emotional Learning competencies. In this participatory session, attendees will gain comfort and understanding of how to use artworks from the PMA’s Collection in creative and thought-provoking ways to enhance lessons or as standalone activities. We will explore simple tools to engage with artwork, including a framework that will be a part of the PMA’s new suite of online resources for educators debuting this fall. Teachers will leave feeling empowered with ideas on how to integrate artwork in their classroom and remote learning lessons, equipped with effective tools and frameworks to lead activities and discussions using artwork. In this digital space, we hope to create a supportive environment focused on participants and their needs and to also connect teachers to educators at the PMA who can be resources at any time.