Dates: Jun 23 – Aug 11
Details: Wednesdays, 8 Sessions
Times: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Art education + creativity exercises + stress relief + group discussions = this workshop series! If you’re looking for intellectual stimulation that doesn’t feel hard, if you’re hoping for a burst of creativity in the middle of your workday, if you’re looking for the soothing effects of art — look no further. Join a small group of fellow art enthusiasts and/or new art lovers for a 2 month exploration into how a little bit of art education combined with reflection provides YOU with a refreshing and inspiring experience… all in one hour per week!
Each session will consist of a facilitated discussion about a piece of art using Visual Thinking Strategies, after which the conversation segues into writing/reflective exercises, creativity prompts, and group investigations into self-analysis. Furthermore, you’ll improve your listening and communication skills as well as your ability to talk about art, its expression and interpretation. Give yourself the self-care you need in a creative way.
Currently the Principal for Yellow Room Consulting, Erin is an experienced museum educator and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitator specializing in adult learning, innovative program development, and cross-discipline meaning-making. She spent 15 years in the art and museum worlds, working for four different cultural institutions in Alabama and Massachusetts. Erin’s personal mission is to foster connections through visual art and material culture so that people operate from a place of curiosity, observation, and consideration with themselves and each other. Erin received her BA from the University of Virginia in art history and archaeology, her MA from the University of Alabama in American studies, and her Certificate in Museum Studies/Education from Tufts University. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable and as the Education Professional Affinity Group Co-Chair for the New England Museum Association.