Thursdays for Teachers Registration

Program Information
As a reminder, this is a free program for area full-time teachers of any discipline in public or private school systems. Space is limited and advance registration is required to attend.
Registration closes October 18 at 6 pm.

The evening starts in the Atrium with refreshments, and we'll move to the Abbott Lecture Hall for remarks before the gallery experiences and workshops start at 5:30 pm. After the second rotation, turn in your evaluation to receive a teaching poster.

A - Dirt Meridian: Photographs by Andrew Moore Docent-Guided Tour: You will start this experience, with docent Sandra Fossum, by examining Grant Wood's painting Stone City, Iowa, before exploring Andrew Moore's photographs. This is a ticketed exhibition, but Joslyn will provide you with a ticket so you may gain entrance.

B - The Five Languages of Storytelling: This entertaining and educational workshop is filled with tips to make you a more confident storyteller. How? By helping you breathe life into your presentations! Join professional storyteller Rita Paskowitz for interaction, inspiration, and fun.

C - David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum Docent-Guided Tour: David Shannon uses incidents and people from his own life as inspiration. Docent Norm Melichar will take you through this exhibition to view the illustrations for some of Shannon's award-winning books.

1 - Instant Books & "Poetry from the Deep:" Join artist Julie Sopscak in this popular hands on book-making workshop. Write Surrealist style poetry as Kay Sage did while letting your mind wander in front of Grant Wood's Stone City, Iowa. Present your words in a simple labyrinth book format that you can share with your students.

2 - Sculpting with Oils While Painting from Within: Enjoy artist J.K. Thorsen’s hands-on oil-painting workshop, which begins with a collaborative effort that allows expression and movement of large amounts of archival, eco-friendlier oil paint. After experiencing viscosity options, compositional lean-tos, and working in-the-moment, you will create at your own easel using large brushes and varied sculpting tools. You will direct your paintings from within, both real and imagined.

3 - No David! Collage: Everyone has a little mischievous David in them! Art educator and Joslyn Instructor Carey Hernandez will use David Shannon’s illustrations to inspire you to make your own collage artwork using paper and oil pastels to create your own mischievous character.

Please select one gallery experience and one workshop.
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*Gallery Experience:

*Are you an active PreK-12 teacher?:
Thursdays for Teachers is a grant funded program and per the guidelines, participants must be actively teaching in a school system. Email if you have any questions.
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*School District:
*School County:
*School Name:
If you teach at more than one school, you may list a second school to represent:
*Job Title:
*Grade Level:
*How many students do you teach:
*I understand that by registering for this program, I give my consent to be photographed:
You will recieve a confirmation email on Wednesday, October 19. Note: We understand things come up, however multiple “no shows” could result in not being eligible for future sessions.
If you are not able to attend, please find a replacement or email
*Are you a member of Joslyn Art Museum?:
Joslyn members will receive a bonus teacher resource at the program.
Please share any food allergies you have::

Thursdays for Teachers is part of our Schools, Teachers, and Technology programming and supported by the following: Equitable Bank, H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Lincoln Financial, Mammel Family Foundation, The James C. Mangimeli Grant for Art Education, Midlands Community Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation, and Wells Fargo.