Workshop: Engaging Creativity & Insight® in Mexico!

November 30-December 6, 2019

Develop your Visual Fitness by exercising and building your creative muscles while greatly enhancing your critical thinking skills for deeper insight. Enjoy unique interactive conversations and fun hands-on experiences that will engage you in SEEING MORE in art and life at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico!  

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SummerVision DC 2019

Summer Vision DC
July 16-19, 2019

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, SummerVision DC is designed as a museum bootcamp to build your Visual Fitness as your explore at least eight diverse art museums in the Nation’s Capital.

We will use Form+Theme+Context (FTC)® to Explore Art, Architecture, and the Museum as a Work of Art!  Enjoy daily Marking & Mapping®  Visual Journaling, Conversation, Research, Reflection, & Connections.  Intended to ‘Nurture the Nurturer,’ SummerVision DC will help you interact with diverse educators in our evolving Professional Learning Community (PLC) from all over the US and beyond, You will experience exemplary museum practices through inspirational hands-on gallery activities, creatively use your own Portable Studio for daily visual journaling, engage in exploratory research, study original art objects, receive museum resources, and much more to develop your “new eyes” that transform your teaching, art-making, and art understandings as well as networking and leadership skills.  With your most comfortable walking shoes and sun hat, please join our PLC for the SummerVisionDC 2019 expedition!

Conversing with Art: Up Close and Personal 

Conversing with Art: Up Close and Personal 

Saturday, April 13, 2019  10 am to Noon McLean Project for the Arts

Join artist/art educator Renee Sandell, PhD for a hands-on, multi-sensory workshop that will engage your creativity and insight as you decipher deeper meanings of art.  Strengthen your “Visual Fitness” as you experience a guided, in-depth, and personal “conversation” with a postcard-sized reproduction to discover its visual forms, themes, and contexts. Using a packet of playful materials and creative strategies, each participant decodes and explores an artwork’s layers of meaning. This fun workshop concludes with an opportunity for lively group sharing of observations and unusual discoveries from what you have seen.

2019 Lowenfeld Lecture Delivered at NAEA Convention