Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Teacher Institute
Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926, The Studio Boat (Le Bateau-atelier), 1876 Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (72.7 x 60 cm) BF730

African Art Teacher Workshop
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:30 am–1 pm

For centuries, artists have been inspired by works of art from cultures other than their own. Dr. Barnes dedicated specific walls to showcase the ways in which artists like Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani were inspired by African masks and sculptures. Join us on March 25 as we explore with experts the Barnes Foundation’s unique displays of African and early modern European masterpieces. Meet local artist Dr. Sophie Sanders, instructor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s University, and Drexel University. Sanders makes modern-day connections to African art in her own work, exploring contemporary art from the perspective of African voices and other esteemed artists, curators, and art historians. Experience the galleries, find connections to your curriculum, engage in conversation, and participate in hands-on activities in this half-day workshop for educators.

To register, click here or email eaddis@barnesfoundation.org or tallen@barnesfoundation.org


Summer Teacher Institute
July 25–28, 2017
9 am–3 pm

This intensive four-day workshop teaches pre-K–12 educators of all subjects how to use Dr. Barnes’s theories of art to achieve curricular goals. Includes admission to the special exhibition Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders. Pennsylvania teachers are eligible to earn Act 48 credit through the Professional Institute of Educators at the University of the Arts. Graduate credit is also available for additional cost. For more information about credit hours, contact Jennifer Nadler, jnadler@barnesfoundation.org.

$250 with Act 48 credit included (24 credit hours)
$500 for graduate credit (2 credits)
Register online

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