Teacher Programs

Support for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare & Margaret C. Clare Foundation, an anonymous donor, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

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Workshops for Teachers, 2017 - 2018

Teachers tell us that the workshops and educator courses at the Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors. Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists.

Unless otherwise noted the fee is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.  To register, contact Clare Fitzgerald at cfitzge@emory.edu or 404-727-2363.

Summer Teacher institute: Threads of Time
Tuesday through Thursday, June 20, 21, and 22
9AM-3PM, Tate Room, Plaza Level


Explore the science and artistry of indigenous American culture in this year’s Summer Teacher Institute at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Educators will examine masterpieces created by indigenous artists with museum curator and professor, Dr. Rebecca Stone in anticipation of the exhibition Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles (August 19-December 17, 2017). Participants will have special access to works which will be included in the exhibition and will learn about the cultures that produced them, such the Maya, Guna, and both ancient and contemporary Andean cultures.

Teachers will work with master textile artist and teacher, Paula Vester learning to spin, dye, and weave fiber to create a bag of their own. Ms. Vester will lead the group in working with dyes that have been used since ancient times in the Americas- indigo and cochineal- and show teachers how to create STEAM projects for students by collecting, categorizing, and dyeing with materials from their local environments.

Finally, teachers will work together with the support of Dr. Stone and Ms. Vester to create lesson plans that utilize the skills and content they have learned in the institute and will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Fee: $100 for members and $120 non-members and includes all materials as well as coffee and light breakfast

To register please contact Clare Fitzgerald at cfitzge@emory.edu or (404) 727-2363.

Funding Your Museum Visit and Bus Transportation

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404.727.4280 or avizurr@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

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