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.

Science and Art Conservation: Resources for Teachers

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 $8 for museum members and $12 for non-members.  

The Science of Art Conservation
Thursday, September 24, 5 pm 
Tate Room, Plaza Level

Join Chief Conservator RenĂ©e Stein in a steam-related preview of the museum’s new Conservation in the Carlos tour for students. This tour introduces the many ways that science is employed in the study and preservation of works of art from preventative care to treatment and research. Teachers will be engaged in the “Habits of Mind” outlined in Georgia Performance Standards as they tour the galleries with Ms. Stein. As they explore objects in every area of the museum, iPad technology will allow them to examine the condition of objects prior to treatment, as well as conservation treatments in progress. 


Native American Fiction for the Classroom
Thursday, October 22, 5 pm
Tate Room, Plaza Level

Mandy Suhr-Sytsma, lecturer in the English Department at Emory, will introduce teachers to resources for finding and evaluating children’s and young adult books by Native American authors.
She will also highlight specific titles, ranging from picture books to teen fiction, by writers whose communities are represented in
Indigenous Beauty. She will share ideas for incorporating these texts into the classroom. 


Arts of Native North America from Ancient Arctic to Contemporary Muscogee
Thursday, October 29, 5 pm
Tate Room, Plaza Level

Assistant Curator of Art of the Americas, Laura Wingfield, will lead teachers through 2,000 years of Amerindian art, from Arctic ivories to Western basketry, Southwestern pottery through Plains leather and beadwork, to Eastern Woodlands sculptures and regalia in two exhibitions on view at the Carlos this fall, Indigenous Beauty and Spider Woman to Horned Serpent: Creation and Creativity in Native North American Art. Connections to the Georgia Performance Standards will be emphasized.


Evening for Educators

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection
Friday, October 16, 5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

K–12 educators are invited to a special viewing of Indigenous Beauty. At 5:30 pm, Rebecca Stone, Masse-Martin/neh Distinguished Teaching Professor at Emory, will introduce the main themes and highlight objects in the exhibition. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, sign up for door prizes, and delight in the splendid objects represented in this encyclopedic selection of American Indian masterpieces.

This program is free, but registration is required by contacting Julie Green at 404-727-2363 or jgree09@emory.edu

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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
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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