LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) – On Thursday, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art held a workshop for educators focused on bringing art into the classroom.
More than a dozen area teachers participated in the event, allowing them to present hands-on projects and interactive art lessons to their students.
The workshop was coordinated by Landon Bryant, art teacher at the Laurel Magnet School of the Arts located at 1125 N 5th Avenue.
“As people, we are problem solvers, that’s how we think and how we learn,” Landon said.
“If we can use these skills to teach students in academic courses, they’ll learn them more effectively, and it’s worked for us, and I like to share with other people because we’re all artists and that’s a great way to learn.”
Participants gained an understanding of how art benefits learning and how to implement an art-integrated curriculum in their courses.
Hillary Steinwinder is the Curator of Education at LRMA. Steinwinder said the class is just one of many outreach programs the museum offers to the community.
“The museum has been running professional development workshops for decades,” Steinwinder said.
“It’s something we love to do over the years and we change the subject every year depending on what we see a need for, or it could be a special exhibit we have here at the museum.”
The LRMA is Mississippi’s premier art museum, located at 565 N 5th Avenue. It was founded in 1923 in memory of Lauren Eastman Rogers.
The museum has an extensive collection of American and European paintings, Native American baskets, and British Georgian silverware.
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