ArtReach Teaching Assistant Opportunity !!!!!!

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Join us this fall semester as we investigate the community garden at THEARC and approach food justice initiatives through art making activities. Students will investigate the symbolism of food through printmaking, scenography, natural dye painting, sculpting seed dumplings, and book making.

For more information on ArtReach please visit our video:



Contact: Melissa Green

ArtReach at THEARC

1901 Mississippi Ave.

SE, Washington, DC 20020

(Free onsite parking and located three blocks from Metro Green Line: Southern Ave Station)

Fall 2014 Semester

October 6 –December 18

Mondays 4:30 –6:00pm (Ages 8 –12)

Tuesdays 5:00– 6:30pm (Ages12-18)

Wednesday 4:30– 6:00pm (Ages 8-12)

Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30pm (Ages 12 –18)

You are what you crEATe From art’s earliest stages, food has been used as artistic language to express cultural, political and social values. Artists share depicted food as symbols to express ideas relating to identity through paintings, sculpture, and design. In this class students will look at how artists from the past and today use food as a visual tool for expression. Working in collaboration with THEARC’s community garden, ArtReach students will explore the aesthetics of plants, urban ecosystems, and the landscape of their natural environment. Closely investigating the architectural design, colors and textures found in plants, root systems, invasive species, and garden design, this class will experiment with botanical drawing from observation, painting with plant based dyes, printmaking with vegetables, and book making utilizing natural objects. Classes will work on collaborative and independent projects exploring their relationship to food found in their own backyard and halfway around the world. The topic of food allows artists to express ideas relating to identity. Through observation and visual investigation, students will gain a better understanding of their own urban garden and the civic and environmental impact of the food industry at a local and global level.

STEAM Storytelling Professional Development Series at the Hirshhorn Museum!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Enjoy this post featuring great professional development programs being offered by the Hirshhorn. It features a variety of workshops featuring topics such as contemporary art and STEAM learning!

STEAM Storytelling
Professional Development Series at the Hirshhorn Museum
2014 – 2015
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for hands-on workshops that explore the intersections between contemporary art and STEAM learning. These programs will challenge you to rethink our ideas about storytelling with guest artists and educators that will share their practices and facilitate projects on Graphic Novel, Animation, Collaborative Art-making, Photojournalism, and more.

All workshops take place from 10am – 4pm. After each workshop, we’ll be hosting an Open Studio from 4pm – 6pm where you can continue experimenting with programs and collaborating with colleagues on new ideas for bringing the projects back to your classroom.

Workshops are open to all technical skills levels. Each program will also feature ideas for modifying projects based on your access to equipment and programs

Register at . Feel free to contact us with questions and ideas any time at!

Rethink Graphic Novel
Saturday, October 4
Join award-winning author and illustrator Jonathon Scott Fuqua for a hands-on introduction to the graphic novel. Explore techniques for storytelling through art and collaborate with colleagues on ideas for bringing graphic novel projects to your classroom.

Skill focus: Visual literacy, Collage, In-Design and Photoshop Basics and Comic Life

Rethink Animation – Registration opens October 1
Saturday, November 1
Workshop: 10am – 4pm
Open Studio: 4pm – 6pm
Skill focus: Visual literacy, Stop Motion Animation, Video Editing Basics with iMovie

Rethink Collaborative Art-making – Registration opens November 1
Saturday, December 6
Special Focus: Multicultural Education
Workshop: 10am – 4pm
Open Studio: 4pm – 6pm
Skill focus: Visual literacy, Installation Art, Digital Media Basics


Information on the new GWU tuition payment plan:




         They need to call Alyce Kennedy at the Student Account Services (which is in Ashburn, VA) at 703 726-4295.  They have developed a plan to help manage this part of the transition for the fall term. 

         The student should set up my plan on line and it is very easy. Ms. Kennedy gives all the steps and calculates your payments after talking about how much you would pay monthly.  There is also a Student Accounts website ( as a resource but they should talk to Alyce.  She is the person handling the Corcoran students personally.


Here is a quick introduction into a job opening being offered by Meg Lynch  at Future Makers! 
My name is Meg Lynch and I manage programs for FutureMakers: a corps of coaches that are transforming in and out-of-school-time hands-on learning experiences for young makers between the ages of 6 and 15. We develop and support unique maker education residencies for exceptional coaches – makers who teach, and teachers who make. Our team members are educators, creators, designers, tinkerers, technologists, artists and craftspersons who design and facilitate rich experiences for young makers. 
We have recently partnered with two progressive language immersion charter schools in D.C. to present International Baccalaureate design track programming and are in the process of recruiting a full time and part time position. 


The Hirshhorn Museum is looking for Gallery Guides for an exciting internship opportunity this Fall that coincides with the opening of a new exhibition of the permanent collection!

What We Do
Gallery Guides engage our visitors in an open dialogue about art. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity that invites interns to explore art alongside our visitors. The program begins with an intensive training session that focuses on exhibition content, touring and dialogue techniques. After training, Guides have gallery shifts that total 12 hours/week and a 3 hour office shift during which they will work with Hirshhorn staff to produce education materials. Guides work as a team to develop a thorough understanding of the visitor experience that will be valuable in any museum career.  They also have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of staff to gain an understanding of the many functions that contribute to exhibition development as well as a greater knowledge of museum career trajectories.  


We encourage a diverse pool of applicants with backgrounds in studio arts, art education, art history, museum studies, philosophy, communications, and other related fields. Applicants should be curious and inquisitive, with a strong interest in learning about modern/contemporary art and art museums in general. 


Fall 2014

Program Dates: September 22 – January 16
Application Deadline: August 25, 2014 


Spring 2015

Program Dates: January 12 – June 1
Application Deadline: November 15


Summer 2015

Program Dates: May 18 – September 11
Application Deadline: March 15


How to Apply 
Email the following to with subject: LastName_IG (ex. Maruca_IG)

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample (5 – 15 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (may be sent separately)


Hi Everyone! 
    Hope you all had a wonderful first day! Just in case you did not receive Pamela Lawton’s email regarding our email change, here is some helpful tips for you to set up your GWU email! 
Dear All–

With the GWU/NGA take-over the College—now Corcoran School of the Arts + Design—is undergoing massive transition.  I wanted to make you aware, that the Corcoran email will be going away in October.  Therefore all current students need to :

  1. Get a GWID (George Washington Identification) –
  2. Get a GW NetID (George Washington Net Identification) –
  3. Get a GWorld card at the Marvin Center to access the Gelman LIbrary.
  4. One and two above are needed to set up your GWU email

At this point we are uncertain as to what will happen with free email continuation for alumni—-Department Chairs are attempting to get an answer to this.

In the meantime this is my new email address:  Don’t forget to check our blog [] frequently and we do have a LinkedIn site [Corcoran MA Art Education Alumni].


Hope you all have a wonderful first week of classes! 

EVENT POST : Celebrate the TEACH Roadtrip at the Newseum!

Date: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to noon (presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Location: Newseum Knight Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free

The Newseum, in partnership with Participant Media and Roadtrip Nation, invites you to celebrate the TEACH Roadtrip – a new campaign encouraging young people to consider a career in teaching. 

• a keynote address by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
• sneak preview of the TEACH Roadtrip series airing on Pivot
• Q & A with the TEACH Road-trippers: three young aspiring teachers who are traveling the country, interviewing inspiring individuals who are working to change the face of education.

Join us as we unpack the insights of the influential educators and policymakers they interviewed: Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago; Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose; Kelly Meyer, creator of the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens; Robert Florio, veteran and special education teacher with Troops to Teachers, among others. 

After the program, explore careers and pathways in education at the education fair, tour the Roadtrip Nation RV and browse the Newseum’s exhibits. All students and educators attending the event will receive free copies of the Roadtrip Nation curriculum.

To participate in this free program, please request tickets by visiting the Newseum’s Request a Reservation webpage, calling 202/292-6650, or emailing


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