Ingenuity Mini-Course: Teaching and Learning in Chicago's Art Museums
Teaching artists, both emerging and experienced:
Join us for an in-depth learning experience with some of Chicago's most beloved art collections. The focus will be on different ways that artworks and museum spaces can complement your teaching, and learning skills and strategies for tapping into them as resources.
Application Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZGNVQ29
This three-part mini-course for teaching artists, offered by Ingenuity Incorporated, will present fundamental approaches to teaching with original artworks in the specific context of some of Chicago’s most renowned art museums: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
Participants will learn strategies for designing culturally-relevant, multimodal engagements for the whole learner and across multiple audiences, applicable in a wide array of gallery or museum spaces.
Course dates: Wednesdays, March 4-18, 9:30-1:00
Price: If selected, Ingenuity will collect a nominal $5 registration fee for the mini-course.
Extension Opportunity: Up to 15 early career/emerging teaching artists in this mini-course will be eligible for an extension to the course, including a fourth teach-back session on March 25, 2020 to receive feedback on their gallery teaching skills from experienced museum educators. Extension participants will also be required to attend one Ingenuity Institute (from a selection of 2–3 options), observe a guided tour at one of the participating museums, and submit a brief reflection essay. Fulfillment of all requirements will result in a stipend and Certificate of Completion. Participants applying for the mini-course can indicate their interest in the extension on the application form and will be asked to respond to some additional questions.
Stipends of $50/hour of training are available for most of Ingenuity’s professional learning events, including Institutes and mini-courses.To be considered for a stipend, teaching artists must be affiliated with an arts organization. The organization must act as the lead applicant and commit to a 1:1 stipend match (Ingenuity will provide one stipend for one teaching artist; the organization must provide a matching stipend for another teaching artist).