Urgent Museum Notice

Educators

Educator Summer Camp: “Junk Journals” with Sarah Matthews

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Wed, Jul 24, 2024
10 to 11:30 am

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations required.

Location

Online

An open open book with a pop-up element in the center spread. Several pages of the book are visible, and each has a different, brightly patterned design printed on it.
NMWA’s annual virtual Educator Summer Camp series returns!

Event Description

About the Educator Camp

NMWA’s virtual Educator Summer Camp is designed for all educators: teachers, home school instructors, scout leaders, etc. We just ask that you come with your learners in mind and a playful spirit!

The standalone sessions, inspired by the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Institute, are hands-on, participatory, and fun. The Educator Summer Camp explores the museum’s collection and resources, introduces historical and contemporary artists, and engages participants in experimental art-making and close-looking exercises.

Guest instructors include artists and educators from around the country. You will receive a recommended supply list, applicable digital resources, and a Zoom meeting link in advance of each session. Camp activities are designed to make use of materials and tools that you might have at home and encourage repurposing and seeing everyday objects in a new light.

Register for one session, some, or all, depending on your interest and commitments. Session participants can request certificates of completion reflecting total earned participation hours.

About the Program

A “junk journal” is a handmade book made from an assortment of paper, often recycled materials like patterned papers, sheet music, envelopes, paper bags, maps, brochures, and more. Sarah Matthews will teach you how to gather pages for, bind, and embellish a one-of-a-kind “junk journal” that speaks to your personality.

About the Artist Instructor

Sarah Matthews is a highly skilled printmaker and book artist with a background in art and business. She holds an MA in Art & the Book from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design at George Washington University, an MBA with a Marketing Concentration, and a BS in Sociology from Bowie State University. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are part of prestigious collections at institutions such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture Library, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Mrs. Matthews is also a dedicated educator, teaching Artist Books at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and bookbinding and printmaking classes at various art centers and platforms.

Questions? Reach out to education@nmwa.org.

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Accessibility

CART Captioning

This event will have Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART), in which a professional transcribes the speech and non-speech audio information to text. The text will be displayed in the event video window, and attendees can turn captioning on or off throughout the program.

Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to request additional accessibility services, please email accessibility@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to accommodate requests.