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EDU BLOG
On our guided tours with classes for this exhibition we've been getting questions from students around the print making process. Our Education Coordinator EJ designed a great activity inspired by the Young Contemporaries 2022 exhibition. The best way to learn about an art making process is to dive in and get your hands dirty. It's Spring Break this week for Charleston County School District, so perhaps you can try this with the young learners in your circle? As with any art making, there is no age limit on participation, so let's get started!
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The annual juried student exhibition is a great opportunity to turn the discussions on our guided exhibition tours to the subjectivity of the jurying process with two activities: Value Judgement Cards and You be the Judge. The activities work best when you are in-person at the exhibition, but the main idea of the Value Judgement Cards can be carried through discussion around a collection of art pieces anywhere. You can try them out with the artwork and decorative pieces you have around your home. In this blog post, I’ll share how the two activities are used with our tour groups. You can do these activities with your own class or organization, or with friends and family.
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It is always very important to learn about the different cultures and languages around us. Dyani White Hawk's exhibition Hear Her is all about the experiences that Native Women go through. She highlights these experiences through video and photography. Her goal is to bring light to societies ignorance that they have on the people, culture, and language of those native to the land we live on. When walking through her exhibit it is important to want to learn more Native people. A good resource that highlights native history is the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. They have created lesson plans geared towards learning more Native knowledge.
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Dyani White Hawk’s LISTEN series features two videos that show the women engaging with cultural activities, which creates a unique experience for the viewer along with the filming locations. As with all of White Hawk’s videography, the videos were filmed on the respective women’s tribal land or only part of what used to be part of the larger areas where their tribes lived before colonization. White Hawk focuses on the natural landscape of the lands as well as the constructions built on the lands.
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Winter Break | art activity

Tue Dec 21, 2021
Do you have young learners on a break from school? Our Education Coordinator EJ has built art activity blog posts with you in mind! They explored our recent exhibitions archive to create step-by-step illustrated guides to help add a little art to your heart as many families gather together. If you complete this activity, please send us pictures of your final creations! This is the second of two posts.
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Winter Break | art activity

Mon Dec 20, 2021
Do you have young learners on a break from school? Our Education Coordinator EJ has built art activity blog posts with you in mind! They explored our recent exhibitions archive to create step-by-step illustrated guides to help add a little art to your heart as many families gather together. If you complete this activity, please send us pictures of your final creations! This is the first of two posts.
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During "Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks" College of Charleston English faculty member Dr. Anthony Varallo brought his courses for a tour of the exhibition. After hearing background information on Namsa Leuba and learning about the art director and photographer’s methodology and the consistent threads in her work, the students were tasked with creating ekphrastic responses to works in the exhibition. After writing poems, prose, and short stories the students shared their pieces with their classmates. A handful of the students also agreed to contribute their work to our blog. Thank you to Imogen, Canaan, Ryle, and Julia for sharing your work with us!
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We asked fall 2021 intern Sarah to complete one of the "Questions for Viewing" from our teaching packet for Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks. She chose a question that asks viewers to translate a visual work into a written description then see if a friend can find the piece you are describing. Here are Sarah's description is below. Why don’t you try it for yourself? You can see this activity and all the other writing prompts by clicking here. Even if you can’t make it into our galleries to do this activity, you can still see Crossed Looks by checking out the virtual exhibition!
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We asked fall 2021 intern Sarah to complete a couple of the "Questions for Viewing" from our teaching packet for Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks. She chose a question that asks viewers to imagine a conversation between two works of art and one that asks viewers to pose as a photograph subject and imagine their feelings. Below are Sarah's answers. Why don’t you try it for yourself? You can see this activity and all the other writing prompts by clicking here. Even if you can’t make it into our galleries to do this activity, you can still see Crossed Looks by checking out the virtual exhibition!
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Art Activity | Crossed Looks

Thu Nov 04, 2021
We asked fall 2021 intern Sarah to complete a writing activity from our teaching packet for Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks. She chose the Collage activity. This is an image of Sarah's collage. Why don’t you try making one as well! You can see this activity and all the other writing prompts by clicking here. Even if you can’t make it into our galleries to do this activity, you can still see Crossed Looks by checking out the virtual exhibition!
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Open Thursdays until 7pm
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