Students work to film Screen tests while underpainting a silkscreen portrait project during a Warhol Workshop.
School Programs emphasize interdisciplinary education and the role of art and artists in education. Students are encouraged to express their ideas and opinions through discussions, writing activities, and studio projects. Programs, are developed by Artist Educators who are both practicing artists and educators. Artist Educators work closely with teachers and group leaders prior to their visit to ensure that the program will be age-appropriate and complementary to the school or organization's curriculum needs.
Students from Rooney Middle School work on a collaborative mural in the studio.
Students spend three hours on focused interpretation and hands-on exploration in the Museum. The social and cultural context of Warhol’s work is discussed and participants are encouraged to make connections to their own experiences and contemporary life and culture. Workshops can be tailored to fit any grade level.
Group tours include fun interpretive activities such as, looking at the art through 3-D glasses to understand Warhol’s use of dynamic color combinations.
Artist/Educators work closely with teachers and group leaders prior to their visit to ensure that the program will be age-appropriate and complementary to the school or organization's goals and objectives. One-hour tours include an introduction to the art and life of Andy Warhol together with a focused discussion on specific themes and related social and cultural issues.
An Artist Educator teaches silkscreen printing to students in the Mission Discovery afterschool program at The Hill House.
Outreach programs are designed for schools and community groups that are unable to visit The Warhol or who would like to extend their museum visit into their classroom or facility. Programs are flexible and can be adapted for all ages, curriculum needs and student interests.
Section of a ceramic tile mural created by students of Schenley High School in 2009 to commemorate the school's closing.
Artist and School Partnerships
Since 1998, the Museum has been collaborating with Artist Image Resource (AIR) and a number of area schools on art-making and art-viewing projects. The focus of these projects is to teach young people all aspects of the creative process through the lens of Andy Warhol's art and life and the vision of practicing artists. Artist and School Partnerships are supported by grants from The Grable Foundation, The Surdna Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Teacher programs at The Warhol are designed to strengthen interdisciplinary connections between art, artists, and diverse subjects. From hands-on studio workshops to theoretical discussions and on-line curriculum development, the resources available to teachers at The Warhol address the needs of schools striving to increase cross-curricular lesson planning, new technology and best practices.
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The Fall Teacher Open House is an annual event featuring: special previews of exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, art making and discussion activities, and classroom resources. Teachers in attendance may receive Act 48 credit hours and information about school partnership opportunities.
Teacher workshops focus on ways to use contemporary art in your classroom while meeting state and national learning standards. Workshops topics include: color theory, aesthetics, collaboration, creativity and silkscreen printmaking and more. To learn more or to register for upcoming Teacher Workshops click here.
In-services are available for K-12 teachers of all disciplines. In-services take place either at the Museum or at your school. Full or half-day in-services are available. In-services feature: hands-on activities and ready-to-use lesson plans, creative and new ways to strengthen art curriculum, cross-curriculum connections and resource materials.
For more information or to schedule a teacher program contact Nicole Dezelon at email@example.com.