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VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers

A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

We are currently planning the 2018 summer seminar. Check back soon for details.

2017 Seminar: Driving Creativity: Developing Original Ideas
July 10–14, 2017
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours or
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

When two worlds intersect, the meeting and merging of different ideas can lead to new insights and creations. By drawing inspiration from points-of-view other than our own, it can push us past our own boundaries. Art is the convergence of many of these intersections and perspectives and it can also inspire our minds to think divergently.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites K-12 teachers to use art as the spark to break us out of our everyday thought patterns, connect the unexpected, and explore myriad points-of-view. By practicing these skills, we can train our minds to develop original ideas.

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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