Thursday, January 21, 2010

"The Power olf Art" workshop in D.C.

The Lab School of Washington in Washington, D.C. will host its 17th annual workshop "The Power of Art: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities" this spring. The Power of Art is a national competition which celebrates excellence in art education and innovative teaching methods. The Power of Art is held in conjunction with and generously sponsored by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
The one day workshop provides art teachers with a better understanding of learning disabilities, original ways to teach, and how art can be used to teach academic skills. The Rauschenberg Foundation kindly provides hotel accommodations and limited travel funds. Because the late Robert Rauschenberg, Master of Modern Art , was not diagnosed until adulthood with dyslexia, he wanted to iterate the importance and value of art education in the classroom, especially those students with learning disabilities. His son, Chris Rauschenberg an artist and photographer will attend the workshop and meet with the teachers. This is a fantastic once in a life time opportunity for art teachers nation-wide who have a large or small population of learning disabled students.