The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State invites teachers of every discipline and school administrators to join us for an evening of art-making, conversation—and the opportunity to explore curriculum connections with museum educators and fellow teachers.
Attendees receive teaching materials, museum passes, and a 10% discount in the Museum Shop.
This free event, designed to celebrate educators across the region, is a way to say “Thank you” for all that you do for the children of the region.
Choose from a wide range of experiences:
Creating a Cathedral Forest with Challenging Children
Discover how clear language and simple instruction can support every child in creating a personal and quality watercolor painting inspired by the vision of Charles Burchfield. Participants will create a work of art following a brief introduction to the magnificent cathedral forest paintings currently on exhibition.
In a Box: The Secrets of the Great Zoar Valley
Explore natural science, geography, math, mythology and art through hands-on activities and the handling natural objects. Following careful observation of the Charles Burchfield painting Cattaraugus Canyon (March Canyon) 1933-57 participants will create a work of art culminating the learning experience.
Looks who’s in Town: A Community of Puppets
Turn any paper stock into a puppet making project. From finger puppets to hand puppets, cutouts and shadow puppets, instructions for construction will be shared as well as play and performance ideas. This workshop is inspired by the exhibition The Birthday Party: A Community of Artists
Recycled/Recycled: Something from Nothing
Following a mini-tour of the work in the exhibition Jozef Bajus: Nothing is Going Away participants will create magnificent sculptures from materials that are nothing more than industrial byproducts.
Extending the Museum Visit: Architecture and The Green Building
Learn how a trip to the museum inspired a teacher to develop extended lessons that highlighted mathematical concepts introduced in the Engage NY Math Curriculum (Module 4, Lesson 2: Lines and Angels). Participate in a highly interactive tour to gain an understanding of how architects utilize mathematics in their craft, while incorporating geometric shapes and dynamic space in the design and layouts of their buildings
Foundations of Writing: Ekphrastic Poetry
Learn how a work of art can become both the point-of-departure for encouraging writing and the means of enriching an understanding of poetry. This experience, designed for primary grade children, will connect the poetry of Walt Whitman to the paintings of Charles Burchfield as participants create a poems inspired by a work of art.
Through the Lens of Science: Blistering Vision Tour
See how the works of Charles Burchfield enables an understanding of the earth by providing evidence of the natural world and man’s effect upon it. Participates will tour the Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield’s Sublime American Landscape through the lens of science.
Inside Outside: Connecting Art, Movement and Breath
Working with a certified yoga instructor discover how an examination of voluntary breath and conscience movement can be constructed to reveal a deeper understanding about a work of art
Learning Literary Devices in Real Time: Blistering Vision Tour
Discover how art can bring alive the sometimes difficult task of teaching the meaning of literary devices including:
Participants earn professional development credit for the evening.
RSVP to Mary Marino Kozub, manager of education and outreach at the Burchfield Penney at 716-878-3156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Marino Kozub retired after a 36-year career teaching art in the Alden Central School District. She joined the Burchfield Penney in 2008 and currently leads The Center’s education, tours and community outreach programs.