The museum invites educators to sign up for our next free teacher workshop that takes place on Saturday, August 15. Get a preview of the upcoming exhibition TXT/MSG, on view July 29 to January 10, at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House in Makiki Heights.

Spalding House’s next exhibition delves into the communicative nature of art through the use of text, the principles of design, visual narratives, and looks at how one’s emotional, physical, and psychological response to an object, image or experience can shape its meaning.

The workshop includes a hands-on “Make Art” activity that will be offered as part of the Words Through Art guided school tour, as well as a walk through of the exhibition. The show includes Bennett Lieberman’s visual poems inspired by the descriptive names of paint swatches (something we can all relate to!); an installation by Tae Kitakata and Brittany Powell that brings to life daily conversation through paper-cut words and phrases; and muralist Aaron Noble’s work which deconstructs comic book imagery and narratives on a large scale. There will also be an introduction to a visual strategy that teachers can use in the classroom to talk about any work of art.  The session will conclude with a boxed lunch in the classroom and an opportunity to discuss the exhibition with fellow teachers.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up for this workshop today.

WHAT: TXT/MSG Teacher Workshop
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House (2411 Makiki Heights Drive)
WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2015 9am-1pm
COST: FREE

Email gro.muesumululonohnull@elgnej for more information or to RSVP