Christine K Harris
Discover how art therapy can inform your practice in the classroom as well as the development of your personal artwork. Examine the basic tenants of art therapy and issues such as process vs product and whether art is a pathway to the subconscious. This workshop will include discussion, hands on techniques from art therapy, and an exploration of how art therapy concepts have informed my personal imagery.
To register please contact Rebecca Davidson, Manager of School and Educator Programs, at Rebecca@VirginiaMOCA.org or 425-0000 x323.
The Long View: a Lecture Series presented by Dr. Linda McGreevy
Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Dec. 13
Virginia MOCA has invited Dr. McGreevy to focus her keen eye on the exhibition, Turn the Page: the First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Dr. McGreevy will help us understand what it is we are seeing and why it matters. She will enlighten us on the visual language that connects us all through the will enlighten us on the visual language that connects us all through the ages right through to MOCA’s galleries.
Join exhibiting artist Tara McPherson for a Master Class which will focus on color mixing and a quick painting/rendering session in oils. McPherson will discuss how she builds up the layers in her work to give them such smooth, perfect textures that many people mistake for computer work. on a small in progress oil painting to showcase the buildup of skin tones and other elements. Register here.
Artist Talk: War Toys with Brian McCarty
Brian will be speaking about his experiences developing WAR-TOYS and working with children in the Middle East, sharing stories behind some of the more popular photographs (including one appropriated and altered by ISIS for propaganda).
An Evening with Wayne White
Join us for a very special and incredibly entertaining hour long artist talk with Wayne White where he discusses his life and work, his influences and his many experiences. Throughout the evening, Wayne will be narrating a flow of visually stunning images.
Artist Talk: Martin Wittfooth
Wittfooth is known for his oil paintings which depict allegorical narratives where animals roam a dystopian world void of human life with the remnants of industrialized society in a state of devastation. Join us for this exclusive public conversation about his work and unique artistic process.
Artist Talk: Tara McPherson
McPherson will discuss how she builds up the layers in her work to give them such smooth, perfect textures that many people mistake for computer work. She will be working on a small in progress oil painting to showcase the buildup of skin tones and other elements.
Professional Development Workshops
Not just for art teachers! Head into the galleries at Virginia MOCA! Experience firsthand fun and interactive techniques that can help students create powerful and relevant connections to works of art. Take part in a variety of looking and movement activities that promote discussion, active learning, and critical thinking, all while exploring MOCA’s current exhibitions.
For more information about any teacher opportunities please contact Rebecca Davidson, Manager of School and Educator Programs, at Rebecca@VirginiaMOCA or 425-0000 x323.