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.
All courses and workshops are aligned with Georgia's Performance Standards. To register, contact Julie Green by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-727-2363. Unless otherwise noted, cost for workshops is $7 for Museum members; $10 for non-members.
Thursday, March 7
5pm, Tate Room
The Inka in Pictures: An Exploration of Guaman Poma de Ayala's El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno (1615/1616)
Andi McKenzie, Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, introduces teachers to the fascinating manuscript created by Don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (ca. 1535-after 1616), a Quechua-speaking administrator who detailed the history of the Inka from their mythohistorical creation stories through colonial times. The manuscript includes over 400 line drawings, in which Guaman Poma details agricultural ceremonies, categories of Inka people, the genealogical history of Inka rulers, and huacas (objects or places that held sacred significance). Ms. McKenzie will explore connections between objects in the reinstallation of the Ancient American galleries and drawings in the manuscript, and discuss how this important document has shaped our view of the Andean people.
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
Ancient Glass Technology: Where, When and How?
Due to some exciting changes in the Museum's Ancient Near Eastern Galleries, the glass collection must be temporarily removed, thus, this workshop and the related Hot Hot Hot Glassmaking with Janke Studios will be rescheduled for the fall. Check back for the new fall date.
Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, 2013
9 am - 3 pm
Dr. Gay Robins, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University, introduces K-12 teachers to ancient Egyptian culture and the concept of magic. Through lecture and in-gallery study, Dr. Robins will introduce magic and its relationship to religion, the funerary arts, materials and transformation. Teachers will learn to make faience, the self glazing silica-wear found in Egyptian jewelry, shabtis, and amulets, and explore the significance of its blue-green color.
One PLU credit.
For information, or to register, contact Julie Green at 404.727.2363 or email@example.com. Fee: $40 for Museum members; $50 for non-members.
The Science Behind Art Conservation
Monday July 8-Friday July 12,2013 9 am-4pm
This workshop will explore the science behind current techniques in art conservation, using examples from the Michael C. Carlos Museum collection. Staff from the Carlos and Emory’s Center for Science Education will demonstrate classroom activities developed by a high school teaching- fellow and provide you with problem-based learning techniques. These PBL’s will be used to customize the activities to your students' needs and interests. Participants will explore the chemistry and biology behind: solubility of adhesives, copper corrosion, pigment identification, textile fiber microscopy, salt migration in ceramics, insect characterization, water-logged wood, and the acidity of paper. The workshop includes guided time to develop your ideas into at least two lesson plans that incorporate the activities.
Eligible participants will be teaching high school chemistry and/or biology in 2014-2015. Preference will be given to public schools and those serving students with high percentage of free and reduced lunch. Participants will receive a stipend of $500 for attending the 5-day workshop and developing inquiry-based lessons that incorporate art conservation activities, and an additional $300 for implementing the lessons, submitting final lesson documents, and completing all evaluation forms. Lunch and parking passes are provided.
To register, complete the online registration before the deadline: April 1, 2013, 11:59 pm.
Questions? Contact Mr. Jordan Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-712-9242).
5 pm, Reception Hall
Art of the Americas: The New Galleries Evening for Educators
K-12 teachers are invited to enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, tour the new installation of the Art of the Americas, and hear an introduction to the collection by Rebecca Stone, Masse-Martin/NEH Distinguished Professor of Art History at Emory University and faculty curator of the Art of the Americas collection. This collection will feature for the first time a gallery of native North American art titled Walking in the Footsteps of our Ancestors, the Melion-Clum Collection of Modern Southwestern Pottery. The Bookshop will offer a 10% discount for teachers this night only. RSVP to email@example.com
Fall 2013, TBA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Target Field Trip Grants provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.target.com/grants.