Columbia College Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events present Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist at the Chicago Cultural Center
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers
Saturday, March 14th and April 25th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Columbia College Chicago, 33 E. Congress Parkway, rm. 421
These day-long sessions will present K-12 teachers with opportunities to look, learn, and connect with the main themes of Motley’s work: Identity, Migration, and the experience of Chicago’s Bronzeville. The program presents strategies to incorporate the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as a primary source, and emphasize the parallels between the visual arts and core content areas. Educators will hear from CPS teachers who developed lesson plans around Motley’s work and enjoy tours of the exhibition. Teaching Artists from Columbia College’s renowned Community Arts Partnership will also share ways of bringing the concepts of community-based learning, arts-integrated curricula and reciprocal partnerships into the spotlight.
Teachers also receive curriculum materials containing a thematic essay, art images and descriptions, suggested discussion questions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and are developed to meet Illinois state content standards. The program is free, but space is limited and teachers must register in advance at the Upcoming Event Icon location on the IAEA homepage. Sign-up with your name and email address.