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Educators

Educator Summer Camp: Fishbone Books with Nathalie Ryan

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Thu, Jul 25, 2024
10 to 11:30 am

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations required.

Location

Online

Three books photographed from above. Each book is made of a different color of paper--green, orange, and yellow--and all have a central spine with pages coming off of those spines to the left and right.
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

Learn to make a fishbone book with book artist and museum educator Nathalie Ryan. This dynamic, single-sheet, folded-paper structure is inspired by natural forms and holds many possibilities for bookmaking.

About the Artist Instructor

Nathalie A. Ryan is an educator, artist, writer, and musician, enjoying life in DC by wandering, wondering, and experimenting. Since 2002, she has led public programs at the National Gallery of Art and facilitated Professional Development Workshops for K-12 Educators at Harvard Project Zero. She is also a bookmaking associate at Pyramid Atlantic. A certified mindfulness meditation facilitator and advocate for the role of the arts in nurturing cognitive, social-emotional, and ethical dispositions, Nathalie believes in the power of the arts to help people slow down, notice the world around them in new ways, spark curiosity, and deepen connection with oneself and others.

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.