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Rhiannon Skye Tafoya (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), Ul’nigid’, 2020, letterpress (photopolymer and Bembo & Cherokee Syllabary metal type) printed on handmade & color plan paper with paper-weaving, closed: 11 × 11 ¼ inches, assembled: 23 ½ × 11 ¼ × 5 ⁵⁄₈ inches. Courtesy the Artist. © Rhiannon Skye Tafoya, image Rhiannon Skye Tafoya.

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Evening for Educators: A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art

Thursday, February 17, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free; registration required

In conjunction with our current exhibition A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art, we invite Western North Carolina K–12 visual arts teachers to participate in a casual and collaborative professional-development workshop. This workshop will include an in-gallery talk with the exhibition curator, Zoom presentation and Q&A with exhibition artist Skye Tafoya, and related artmaking with museum educators in our studio. Evening for Educators is an opportunity to network with other art educators, share and learn as both teacher and student, and connect with your own creative process. Generous funding for A Living Language programming is provided by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

Visual arts teachers/coordinators are invited to register to participate in this professional development at the ticket link above. CEU credits are available. Lesson plan included.

Please note:

  • Professional development takes place indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Masks and social distancing are required.

Teacher Professional Development

The Museum is committed to providing engaging and educational experiences for pre-K–12 teachers in WNC schools and beyond. Our professional-development opportunities include curriculum-based and exhibition-inspired workshops led by Museum educators and/or special guests that provide teachers with tools to facilitate object-based learning. These workshops are interactive, hands-on, and incorporate artmaking. Come excited to learn together with your colleagues, and leave inspired with ideas to incorporate into your classroom and personal practice!

  • Self-guided tour
    • $5/person
    • $6/person if activity (scavenger hunt, packet, etc.)
  • Guided tour with a Volunteer Educator
    • $6/person
    • $7/person if extended tour art activity, or activity in the studio with staff
  • Minimum of 10 people
$50 materials fee for tour art activity $50 cleaning fee for events providing food or beverage
*Perspective Café catering is available.
*Outside food and beverage must be approved by Museum staff.

If you have questions about booking a professional development session, please email Susan Hendley, School + Teacher programs manager, at learn@asheville.org or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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