Erie Art Museum to Host Workshop for Educators

Cabin Fever Teacher Getaway
Tuesday, February 20 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$25 per person, includes dinner

The Erie Art Museum will host teachers from Pre-K through 12th grade for an evening of hands-on workshops that will connect art, music, and drama to their curriculum. Cabin Fever Teacher Getaway is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the cost is $25 per person (with a $5 discount for Museum members) and includes dinner.  Participants can earn four hours of ACT 48 credit.

Local teachers will interact with and learn from iconic Erie artist and educator, Daniel Burke. For six decades this Mercyhurst professor has answered a calling to make art and to teach. Burke will lead participants on a tour through the Museum’s main gallery which features a retrospective of his work. Teachers will also do a Burke-inspired art-making workshop.

Following the workshop, a special presentation titled, Ecstatic Ekphrasis: Theater about Art will begin at 7 p.m. In March, four Erie drama companies are staging plays about visual art. Enjoy a sneak peek of excerpts from the Erie Playhouse production Sunday in the Park with George (about the painter Georges Seurat), PACA’s production of Yasmina Reza’s play, Art, and All and Act’s production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Then take in a lively discussion with local directors David Mitchell, Mark Tanenbaum, Richard Davis, and Kate Neubert-Lechner, and Museum Curator Susan Barnett, moderated by Museum Education Director, Kelly Armor.

Please register by Thursday, February 15, 2018, by calling the Museum 814-459-5477 or via https://erieartmuseum.org/educators/

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