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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Artists
  • Assistants
  • Photographers
  • Designers
  • Community Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study x 2 hours per week, plus 2 hours for final project = 10 hours...

English

Subtitles: French, Greek, Dutch, Russian, English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Art and Activity

5 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2 Why Activities?2m
1.3 Philosophy Behind Active Learning6m
1.4 Designing Engaging Activities6m
1.5 Skills and Benefits of Activity-Based Learning3m
3 readings
1.6 Required Reading & Additional Resources10m
1.7 Works of Art10m
Tell Us About You10m
1 practice exercise
1. 8 Introduction to Activities14m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting

6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Sound & Movement Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting3m
2.3 Take Action: Blind Contour4m
2.4 Writing & Discussion-Based Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting4m
2.5 Take Action: DJ the Artwork4m
2.6 Games and Play-Based Activities8m
2 readings
2.7 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
2.8 Works of Art10m
1 practice exercise
2.9 Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting

6 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.2 Writing & Discussion-Based Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting10m
3.3 Take Action: Postcard Home6m
3.4 Sound & Movement Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting4m
3.5 Design Thinking Activities4m
3.6 Take Action: Chair for an Astronaut3m
2 readings
3.7 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
3.8 Works of Art10m
1 practice exercise
3.9 Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Assessment Strategies

2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
4.2 Assessing Student Work/Farewell6m
3 readings
4.3 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
4.4 Works of Art10m
Funding for Education at MoMA10m
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Top reviews from Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art

By LLOct 21st 2016

I really enjoyed the class. It was well put together, interesting, and gave me a lot of great ideas. Great for a new teacher or a refresher for an experienced teacher looking for new lessons.

By MMFeb 4th 2018

This course is very useful and inspiring! There are interesting ready-made ideas of activities and mainly good descriptions of its principles of creation in this course. Highly recommend!

Instructors

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Jessica Baldenhofer

Associate Educator, School Visits & Partnerships
Education
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Lisa Mazzola

Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs
Department of Education
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Stephanie Pau

Associate Educator, Interpretation & Research
Department of Education

About The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time....

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