TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Missoula Art Museum offers trainings for teachers, teaching artists, and art guides. These hands-on workshops will connect with the core values and mission of MAM and share best practices in the field of art education. This cycle will focus on respectful exploration of our dedicated Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Email Jenny Bevill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP for upcoming trainings.
Explore the Seven Essential Understandings of Indian Education for All
February 11, 1–3 PM // FREE
2 PIR Credits Offered
MAM’s education team is committed to offering on-going quality enrichment for classroom teachers and teaching artists. This cycle we will focus on our teaching and learning in our dedicated Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery. Connecting with the Essential Understandings of Indian Education for All (IEFA), we will explore Bently Spang’s Modern Warrior Series: War Shirt #6-Waterways, on view through April 20. We will touch on issues of water use and climate change, as well as language and vocabulary, appreciation versus appropriation, and creating space to amplify Native voices. Teachers of all grade levels and disciplines are welcome.
For Art Guides and Education Volunteers
Tuesdays 3:30–5 PM // January 15, February 19, March 19, April 23 // FREE
Do you love sharing art with others? Are you interested in leading tours of museum exhibitions for all ages and joining our stellar group of beloved volunteers? MAM’s education team will provide you with the necessary tools, skills, and practice to generate discussion and deepen the viewing experience for everyone. Four trainings will be offered, and all are appropriate for both new and returning Art Guides. Training includes an orientation to MAM’s inquiry-based interpretive strategy, as well as an in-depth look at exhibitions. To lead tours at MAM you must attend at least one training and shadow one tour. Art guides are valued volunteers and receive a free membership for working six or more hours a year. Membership includes a 10 percent discount on classes, workshops, and bookstore purchases, as well as special invitations to members-only events.
Spring Break Art Camp
March 25–29, ages 7–12 // $90/81* per session
Happy Heart Studio: Mindfulness and the Creative Process
Afternoon Session 1:00–3:30 PM
Enjoy a daily exploration of the ways in which mindfulness can help us be more creative. Each day will be devoted to a different aspect of mindfulness, such as breath work, positive self-talk, growth mindset, collaboration, and intention-setting. We will build community as we create paintings, drawings, collages, and prints together.
Check back soon for more information on upcoming events!