Teacher Programs

Support for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare & Margaret C. Clare Foundation, an anonymous donor, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

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PLU Courses for Teachers
Materials and Color in Ancient Egypt

June 8, 9 and 10, 2015
9 am - 3 pm    2 PLUs
Join NEW Carlos curator of Egyptian and Nubian art, Melinda Hartwig for an exploration of the colors of ancient Egypt.  Which colors were symbolic and why?  What materials did the ancient artists use to create the pigments, and what was their process?  How did the natural world influence the hierarchy of color?  Teaching artist, Pam Beagle-Daresta will join us for hands on activities and to explore a variety of ways to integrate art into the curriculum. 
Fee:  $80 museum members, $120 non-members

To register contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu or call direct at 404-727-2363.

2015 - 2016 School Year

Teachers who register for five workshops during the upcoming academic year will be eligible for 1 PLU credit from the Georgia Department of Education.  The special exhibition opening October 10, 2015 and focus of several workshops is Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection.  For information about registering for course credit, contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu
Workshops for Teachers

Teachers tell us that the workshops and PLU courses at the Michael C. Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors.  Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists. 

Workshops will be held from 5-7 pm and will meet in the Tate Room on the Plaza Level. Unless otherwise noted the fee is $7 for museum members and $12 for non-members. To register contact Alyson Vuley:  avuley@emory.edu

This year's workshops include:

Thursday, September 25
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
The Nippur Deluge Tablet and Noah’s Flood
Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, will introduce teachers to a cuneiform tablet discovered in the ruins of the ancient Babylonian city of Nippur and contextualize it in terms of flood stories from Gilgamesh to Noah.

Thursday, October 16
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level

Egyptian Creation: Imagining the Unseen
Gay Robins, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History, explores how the ancient Egyptians’ physical environment shaped their understanding of the cosmos and creation.

Thursday, November 20
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
Creation in the Hindu Cosmos

Anandi Salinas, student in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion, will introduce teachers to the god Vishnu and his role in Hindu stories of creation. In the galleries, teachers will view images of Vishnu including one with Brahma seated on a lotus emerging from Vishnu’s navel as he sleeps on the Cosmic Ocean in between cycles of time.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

The Carlos Museum's curator of African Art, Amanda Hellman, will introduce teachers to this special exhibition from the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition demonstrates how the observations of the heavens are part of the knowledge that informs origin stories, artistic expression, and ritual practice in African cultures. This evening includes a special planetarium presentation on the African skies in the Emory University Palanetarium with Emory astrophysicist Dr. Erin Bonning.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
5 pm,
Tate Room, Plaza Level
Creating Matter: The Prints of Mildred Thompson
Mildred Thompson's work is heavily influenced her study of the cosmos and scientific theory, American jazz, European classical music, and German Expressionism.  Join assistant curator of works on paper, Andi McKenzie and artist Pam Beagle-Daresta for an exploration of Thompson’s innovative printmaking techniques in the gallery and in the studio.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
5 pm, Tate Room

Beyond the Known Environment: Creating from What You Don't See
Join artist Marcus Neustetter for an exploration of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts and his installation piece based on the northern lights. Neustetter,  known for designing large scale public art projects, also creates delicate drawings based on our connectedness to nature.  His fascination with the illusive qualities of light have led to  technology-based installations, photography, and pen and ink drawings. Teachers will experiment with several art making activities that may be used individually or communally in the classroom, designed to spark the imagination to what may be beyond what you see.


Funding for Field Trips

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Julie Green at 404.727.2363 or jgree09@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target Field Trip Grants provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

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