Free Event for K–12 Educators in Kansas City

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In conjunction with ExhibitsUSA‘s traveling exhibition Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012, join M-AAA for an educator workshop.

Consider ways to integrate aspects of 2016’s election, the political process, and graphic design into your classroom teaching this fall semester by exploring the persuasive power of political posters featured in Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844–2012, now on view at the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch.

This two-hour event Saturday, October 1, 9am–11am will feature a brief discussion of select works in the exhibition by Dr. Hal Wert, exhibition curator and professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Lesson ideas and materials for educators about the history and design of American political posters will be provided. Participants will explore graphic elements of poster design as a brief hands-on activity in this free teacher event open to all K-12 educators. Space is limited. Contact kristy (at) maaa.org to reserve your space.

Explore MORE related to this content by enrolling in a two-day workshop (October 1-2) to earn two graduate credits at Kansas City Art Institute’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies. Taught by artist and educator Mark Anderson, this opportunity combines printmaking and graphic design techniques to create posters inspired by Sign of the Times. For cost and KCAI workshop enrollment information contact lpark (at) kcai.edu. Visit www.kcai.edu/artforeveryone

HOSTED BY MID-AMERICA ARTS ALLIANCE AND KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE’S SCHOOL FOR CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES.

Teacher Event Details:

October 1, 9am–11am
Kansas City Public Library
14 West Tenth Street
Kansas City Missouri 64105