Statewide Teacher Workshops for Middle and High School Level
Spring 2013 Teacher Workshops for Middle and High School Teachers
You can book these VMFA Teacher Workshops at your location or at VMFA. Full-length (2.5-hour) workshops can also be scheduled throughout the year. The cost for these sessions is $150, which provides the workshop experience for up to 35 teachers (minimum of 15). Participants receive resource packets with background information, lesson plan suggestions, vocabulary, and CDs of images. For questions or to book a workshop beyond the Richmond Metropolitan area, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-204-2671. In the Richmond Metropolitan area, e-mail email@example.com or call 804-204-2662.
Chasing the Illusive Image: The Origins of Photography
Although the notion of photography goes back to at least the fifth century B.C.E. when Chinese philosopher Mo Ti described the principle of the Camera Obscura, photography as we know it today was not officially announced to the world until 1839. In this educator workshop, participants investigate the almost simultaneous development of two different systems of photography in France and in England.
A Horse of Course: The Equine Image in Art
Of the thousands of examples of rock art found at Lascaux, Niaux, Vallon-Pont-d'arc, and other sites across France and Spain, nearly a third of the figures represent horses. In this workshop, participants look at the horse in art history, tracing the ways in which artists have used the horse as subject matter over the millennia.