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STUDYING PORTLAND’S ART

History & Social Studies

With more than 100 pieces of public art in downtown Portland, and dozens of other pieces on display in parks around the city, Portland has become a leader in the development of art and art education. In this course you will learn dozens of ways to energize your classroom instruction by incorporating local art.

Through a downtown Portland walking tour and visits to two downtown museums, you will become familiar with Portland’s ‘Percent for Art Program’. You will study historic murals, bronze and stone sculptures, paintings, carvings, ceramic tile work, sidewalk inscriptions, culturally diverse art displays and living art works. Along the way you will learn how to develop classroom art lessons and projects that can be incorporated with other subject areas.

This class is designed to make teachers more aware of the variety of art in Portland, and to provide ideas for strengthening existing art programs. Focused on making art a part of your daily curriculum in a variety of subject areas, this class is applicable for Elementary teachers, as well as Secondary Art and Social Studies teachers.

 

 

 

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MATERIALS FEE

$25 material fee for Course Workbook is to be paid directly to the instructor after registration. Text fees will vary depending upon your choice of books and bookseller.

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