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Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Connect & Create: The Expression of Color, Patterns & Shapes through Art with Jennifer Redstreake Geary

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Workshop is full, please email Kathy Johnson at [email protected] to be added to a wait list.

Join us for this unique teacher professional development workshop opportunity! Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Telling Tales: Narrative Works from the Collection. The exhibition explores some of the earliest evidence of human art. It suggests that people told stories with pictures, and narrative art can be found across nearly every culture and time period in human history. Telling Tales presents historical and contemporary works from the Museum’s collection that bring to light how stories can be told through different media, styles and time periods. The teacher professional development workshop will assist teachers in aiding students to develop critical thinking skills and in the understanding of the creative process. Jennifer Redstreake Geary will introduce ways of working with painting techniques with water-based media. Discover ways to add unique choices of color and composition . . . plus a little imagination. Teachers will learn ways to enhance their visual arts classroom curricula. Teachers will have the opportunity to participate in docent-led tours of the exhibition. Each participant will complete a finished work of art!

Jennifer Redstreake Geary’s Biography: Jen has been painting since first grade. You could say she was probably painting in the womb, too. She is addicted to collecting Daniel Smith watercolors, Ampersand aquabord, lots of brushes and dust. Her passion is painting those fur kids that make our hearts explode with happiness. She is a globally licensed artist, painting teacher and loves all things creative.

Jennifer feeds her craving to make art by drinking tankards of coffee and lots of spicy Mexican food where she happily resides with her muse, a cat named Tipper, in Huntsville, AL. Visit her website at redstreakecreative.com.

Workshop will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy classrooms. There is no fee for this workshop. Space is limited. Register Early! A workshop confirmation letter will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your registration. Lunch will be on your own! Area school systems have been notified regarding this teacher professional development workshop.

To register, please email the following information to Kathy Johnson, Museum Academy Assistant at [email protected]. Teacher Name • Name of School • Contact Phone Number

The workshop is presented in conjunction with the VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program (March 15),  Congressional Art Competition and Youth Art Month (March 15 – April 26) exhibitions.

Sponsored by Huntsville Museum of Art, The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Arts Alliance and Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association