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Teachers: Time to Get Planning…for a night out!

Our friend and colleague at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, Sarah Martin, has asked that we help her extend an invitation to the Snite’s Teacher Night event, and we couldn’t be more pleased to oblige.  Teacher Night events—held here at SBMA every Fall and at the Snite every Spring—are fun and FREE opportunities for our museum education departments to congratulate, thank and treat our local educators for all they do.

So teachers, we hope you will mark your plan books for next Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4-6 p.m.   Head to the Snite Museum of Art on campus at Notre Dame (parking will be available in Lot C; you’ll see signs when you arrive), any time between 4 and 6 to enjoy refreshments, mingling, and some raffle prizes, as well as the amazing galleries at the Snite.  We know you spend tremendous energy enriching the life of your students each day; don’t pass up this chance to indulge yourselves!



Teachers, Let Us Treat You!

The weather is changing, the leaves are nearly done falling, and the 2011-12 academic year has been underway for nearly 12 weeks already. It’s a difficult time of year to feel energized, especially in the classroom.  What teachers need right about now is the chance to take a breather — to sip some wine, mingle with friends, wander through works of art, and maybe even buy a little something lovely, just because; they need our Teacher Night!

Teachers, please let us treat you to a special evening this Wednesday, October 26, from 6 – 7:30.  This free, open house event is our way of thanking and acknowledging you for all that you have done this semester, and all that you will continue to do.  We will have free wine and appetizers for you to enjoy, as well as discounted shopping for you in The Dot Shop, our new retail space.  Our galleries will be open for you to see our latest exhibits, especially, Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art, and we will have representatives from SAX and United Art & Education here to show you new products and ideas for your classroom.  It’s going to be a “no requirements, just relaxation” kind of night, and we hope you will join us!

Ramp Up Your Teaching With “Full Deck”

"Full Deck" in SBMA's Warner Gallery

“Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art” is now open at SBMA, and we are certain that children and young adults throughout Michiana will want to see it.  Before all of you classroom teachers cry out in protest, “No!  I don’t have the time to leave my classroom and squander precious time-on-task minutes!” we would like you to know that the possibilities for integrating “Full Deck” into academic goals and standards are endless.  In fact, we are so certain that a field trip to SBMA would be a highlight of the 2011-12 school year for both students and teachers, we are going to be posting a series of activities and lessons that correspond with this exhibit.

This week’s lesson was developed by Melissa Green, a junior high language arts teacher, and offers a way to spin off the skate ramp and into poetry.  For those of you who try this lesson with your students, we would love for you to share with us the poems that your students create.

Click here to download the POETRY in MOTION lesson.

Meet Our Featured Staff Instructor for July!

Janet Leazenby

By: Jennifer Talvensaari

If I walked into your Art classroom, what should I expect to see?

People working in clay, tools in buckets, and mud up to your elbows!!


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