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JANUARY 2012
Master Teacher Summer Fellowship -
Now Accepting Applications!
Master Teacher Summer Fellowship -
Now Accepting Applications!

The Saint Louis Art Museum offers a four-week paid summer fellowship to an area educator interested in promoting arts-based interdisciplinary learning both in the Museum and in the classroom. In order to include a wider range of talents and abilities, the fellowship requirements have broadened to also include those experienced applicants who hold bachelor's degrees.

The fellow works independently as well as collaboratively to develop experiential teaching materials based upon the Museum's collections. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow works on various projects, including:

  ·  Researching of art objects and teaching methodologies
  ·  Writing interactive interpretive resources for students and teachers
  ·  designing and leading education programs for diverse school audiences

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years teaching experience. A Master's degree is preferred. The fellow will receive a $3,500 stipend as well as bus transportation funding for two field trips to the Museum during the following school year. The application deadline is Friday, April 6, 2012.

Please click here for additional details and application requirements.
Spring Teacher Workshop Roster
Teacher workshops continue to emphasize core curriculum connections to science, language arts, history, and mathematics.

Weekend Studio: Books Inside and Out (FULL)
Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:00am – 3:00pm
The interrelated arts of creative writing and bookmaking are explored during this hands-on, half-day workshop in which participants design and assemble artisan books and compose written narratives.

Big Event for Teachers
Orchestrated Vision: The Theatre of Contemporary Photography
Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:00 – 8:00pm 
Area scholars and educators will equip teachers with strategies for studying the intersection of photography and related themes such as portraiture, painting, and theatre during this afternoon of professional development workshops.    

Math at the Museum: Patterns and Randomness
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Mathematics is employed as both a problem-solving instrument and an artistic tool in this interactive workshop which examines the aesthetic applications of pattern and randomness.  

Voyage of Learning
July 17 – 27, 2012, 8:00am – 3:00pm
This annual, eight-day experiential teachers' academy introduces educators to the wealth of natural and cultural resources available in Forest Park.  

For full workshop descriptions and registration information, please visit www.slam.org/teachers.
NEW EXHIBITION OPENS FEBRUARY 19!
An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of
Contemporary Photography
The Saint Louis Art Museum invites students and teachers to explore its upcoming exhibition, An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography. Featuring an international group of 36 artists, this exhibition highlights artists' complex scene-setting and directing which results in images that purposefully blur the lines between fact and fiction. Many of the works are presented in St. Louis for the first time, and encompass a broad scope of perspectives and styles in contemporary artistic practice. The Theater of Contemporary Photography will be on view in the Museum’s Main Exhibition Galleries February 19 through May 13, 2012.

Please visit www.slam.org/orchestratedvision for information about school and group tours, lectures, gallery talks, films, and other programs offered in conjunction with this exhibition.
Save the Date: MAEA Spring Conference
Mark your calendar to attend the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) Spring Conference, to be held March 22 through March 24, 2012. Join educator colleagues, museum staff, and arts professionals for this regional three-day conference featuring workshops, discussions, exhibitions, networking opportunities, and a vendor showcase. Conference sessions will explore visual arts education through a wide variety of viewpoints and cross-curricular approaches to learning for all grade levels. Make plans to visit the Saint Louis Art Museum booth in the exhibit hall and visit us on Saturday for an engaging workshop and the opportunity to explore the Museum's newly installed galleries.

Please check www.maea.net/Spring.htm for additional details and registration information.