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teacher workshops

Christine K Harris

Wednesday, October 19
4:30-6:30pm
$10 per teacher

 

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.

 

teacher opportunities

 

VBCPS art teahers can receive PLP points for attending programs.  Other teachers, please check with your art supervior about receiving credit. 
 

 

The Long View: a Lecture Series presented by Dr. Linda McGreevy 

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Dec. 13
MOCA Members $5 / Non-members $8
 

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.

 

Master Class: Tara McPherson
Sunday, December 10,  10am-3pm
MOCA Members $100 / Non-members $115

 

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

Thursday, October 6, 6:30pm
Members: Free, Non-members $5
 

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

Friday, October 10, 7pm
MOCA Members $20/ Non-members $30
 

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

Thursday, October 10, 6:30pm
MOCA Members $Free/ Non-members $5
 

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

Thursday, October 10, 6:30pm
MOCA Members $100 / Non-members $115
MOCA Members $Free/ Non-members $5
 

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

Designed to suit your needs
Price varies with length of workshop 
 

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.

Christine K. Harris. "Fragile Shelter", 2016. Resin, Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint. Courtesy of the Artist.
The Long View: A Lecture Series by Dr. Linda McGreevy
Artist Talk: War Toys with Brian McCarty
Artist Talk: Martin Wittfooth. Photograph by Fresh Look Photography.