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Art Educators Unite— I Am!

Join educators for this ONLINE EVENT from National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) for a mini-series of synchronous, online, hands-on workshops. Learn how discussing and making works of art can support student learning and social emotional growth. These workshops connect to these Social Emotional Learning themes: “Connecting to Artist’s Self” and “Identity, Place, and Personal Growth.”

Workshop One: I Am! participants will take a closer look at the self by applying strategies that extend the use of social emotional vocabulary tied to awareness and understanding. They will consider the interplay between the self and social structures, as well as the relationships created between them. Self-portrait bookmaking and writing prompts will engage participants in self-reflection and investigate multiple points of view.

As a participant, you will:

  • Explore and discuss artwork from NMWA’s collection.
  • Be able to name #5WomenArtists.
  • Think deeply about and practice the following Social Emotional Learning strategies:
    • Self-awareness,
    • Self-management,
    • Social awareness,
    • Relationship skills, and
    • Responsible decision-making.
  • Practice Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines to foster critical thinking skills.
  • Consider cross-curricular and interdiscplinary lesson extensions literary, history, science and more applicable to your teaching context.


More About National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit
nmwa.org, Broad Strokes Blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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