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March 2008

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Ideas for the Classroom
Art & Language Arts Culminating Event
April 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m
The Getty Center

Professional Development Opportunities

Find new ways to engage students by integrating visual arts into the K-5 language arts curriculum. During this culminating event for the Getty Museum's innovative Art & Language Arts program, teachers from several Los Angeles-area elementary schools will present curricula they designed as participants in the program.

Art & Language Arts is a one-year professional development opportunity that helps teachers create art-centered, interdisciplinary teaching strategies based on the Getty Museum's collection. At this free event you will swap ideas with other teachers, view student work, and get inspired!

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

teachers working
Visual arts meet language arts in fun, standards-based activities.

Learn more about Art & Language Arts and apply for the 2008-2009 program.

View lessons written by teachers who participated in past Art & Language Arts programs.

Teachers' Open Workshop
Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
April 12, 2008, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m
The Getty Center

In this free one-day workshop, K-12 teachers will explore contemporary works of art inspired by the Getty Center site and objects in the Getty Museum's collection. Through presentations in the Getty's galleries and hands-on activities, you'll learn strategies for discussing and teaching with, contemporary works of art in your classroom.

The workshop will include a talk by contemporary artist Nicole Cohen, who will discuss the inspiration for and process of creating her video installation Please Be Seated. Attendees will receive curricular materials, including lesson plans and reproductions of artworks.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Learn about the exhibition Please Be Seated: A Video Installation by Nicole Cohen, on view at the Getty Center.

How do you talk about video art? Learn how in this one-day workshop.

Please Be Seated: A Video Installation

© 2007 Nicole Cohen

C U R R I C U L A R  C O N N E C T I O N S

What's Your Favorite Season?

Current Exhibitions

Artists often make drawings in which they record the world they see around them using a single medium, such as pencil, pastel, or ink. In Hendrik Meyer's drawing A Winter Scene, students can see how one artist used several different materials (often called 'mixed-media') to create an idealized scene.

Meyer's drawing is now on view in the exhibition Ten Years of Drawings: What, How, and Why. Explore this drawing and the exhibition with students in grades 3-12 and use the activity "Recording Nature's Nuances" to explore ways that artists depict natural scenes. Have students draw a scene from memory then create studies of elements from life to add to their idealized scene. Students can think about the time of year and activities depicted in Meyer's drawing as an inspiration to create an original mixed media drawing about their favorite time of year.

A Winter Scene / Meyer
This drawing by Hendrik Meyer can motivate students to create idealized drawings of their favorite seasons.

A Winter Scene, 1787

View the activity "Recording Nature's Nuances."

Learn more about the exhibition Ten Years of Drawings: What, How, and Why, on view at the Getty Center through May 4, 2008.

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here is one recent change:

Waiting/ Edgar Degas

Not On View
Waiting by Edgar Degas is jointly owned by the Getty Museum and the Norton Simon Musuem in Pasadena. The pastel drawing will be on display at the Norton Simon through 2010.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

Register for Getty Bookmarks now!

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