Art, Books, and Creativity Intensive: Size Matters!

Explore how scale influences the meaning and interpretation of art.  

Open to ABC Teacher Institute alumni, this year’s intensive, three-day program honors and fosters teachers as creative beings while also exploring the role scale plays in making and interpreting art.

This year’s cohort will investigate the decisions about scale that women artists have made—or been relegated to by dint of their gender. Participants will also explore a range of small, medium, and large artists’ books through close study of works in the museum’s collection as well as art making and writing exercises. In-gallery discussions, individual quests, and group games inspired by Harvard Project Zero thinking routines will help clarify artists’ formal and conceptual choices and provide inspiration for your own personal projects.

Each day, you will be introduced to a fresh book format and writing exercise, as well as artwork, all through the lens of scale. With the guidance of structured prompts and instructor support, you will have ample time to experiment and create on your own.

Daily reflections will challenge you to draw connections between your creative process and that of your students and generate a “to go” list of ideas for classroom application.


Reservations required and by invitation only. $30 materials fee collected upon registration.

Email with questions or to request to be added to the invitation list.   

National Museum of Women in the Arts