Our annual professional development for educators – the Summer Arts Institute – was moved online and to September this year. We were thrilled to have so many of our Portland and Lewiston educators with us for the one-day virtual event last Saturday. Attendees enjoyed a Mindfulness and Art session led by Meghan Quigley Graham of the Portland Museum of Art and then participating (and becoming students for a day!) in one of five art-making workshops: shadow puppetry, stop-motion animation, journaling, bookmaking, and performance and storytelling. They This event kicked-off Side x Side collaborative arts-integrated programming in the Portland public schools and Lewiston’s Connors Elementary School. We are very excited to be able to continue teaching academic content through the arts (remotely) this year!
Check out a video about our latest Arts Institute!