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, 2015 - 2016

Teachers tell us that the workshops and PLU 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 $8 for museum members and $12 for non-members.  To register, contact Clare Fitzgerald at cfitzge@emory.edu or 404-727-2363.

Spring Semester 2017 Workshops

Classical Architecture and its Legacy
Saturday, January 21st, 10 am-4 pm

Tate Room, Plaza Level
K-12 teachers are invited to a daylong explortation of classical architecture with scholars and architects from Emory and Georgia Tech. Bonna Wescoat, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory, introduces teachers to the architectural achievements of the Greeks; Carlos Museum Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Jasper Gaunt, explores the earliest images of these monuments in the exhibition In Search of Noble Marbles; and Elizabeth Dowling, professor emeritus in Georgia Tech's College of Design, introduces Greek Revival architecture inspired by the work of many of these intrepid explorers, who carefully measured and documented the ruins. After a morning of lecture and in-gallery discussion, teachers will board a shuttle for a tour of Neo-Classical architecture in the city with Dr. Dowling and architect Clay Rokicki, who wil share ideas for using drawing to study architecture. Then teachers will return to the studio to explore paper sculpture projects for the classroom with artist Pam Beagle-Daresta. Space is limited and registration is required by contacting Clare Fitzgerald at 404-727-2363 or cfitzge@emory.edu. Fee: $25 for Carlos Members; $35 for non-members, and includes a box lunch from Alon's.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture.

Evening for Educators, Fall 2016

Shakespeare's First Folio Evening for Educators
Friday, November 11, 7:30 pm
Ackerman Hall, Level Three

Enjoy a glass of wine and a snack as Margaret Edson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Wit and survivor of twenty-five years of classroom teaching, presents a stand-up essay exploring the free-wheeling, slapdash world of Elizabethan theater (not dissimilar from a middle school classroom!) and places “To Be or Not to Be” smack dab in the center of it.

The exhibition, The First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, will be open especially for educators from 4-7:30 pm.

To register, 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 Julie Green at 404.727.2363 or jgree09@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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