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Impressionist Optics: Connecting Photography and Painting

Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free; registration required

Two sessions (choose one):

  • APRIL 9—Friday, 9am–4pm *FULL*
  • APRIL 10—Saturday, 9am–4pm

In conjunction with our current exhibition Across the Atlantic, Asheville artist Jenny Pickens leads this teacher professional development for local arts and STEAM teachers/coordinators highlighting the relationship between art, science, and technology that was critical to the Impressionist movement. Participants use Polaroid cameras to create instant photographs of everyday street scenes, tour the exhibition, and create their own plein-air paintings in downtown Asheville.

Visual Arts or STEAM teachers/coordinators are invited to apply to participate in this professional development. All participants receive a $75 stipend for the day. Click here to apply.

Please note:

  • Professional development takes place in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center and out-of-doors (weather permitting).
  • 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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