Professional Development Opportunities

M&G’s Director of Education, Donnalynn Hess, provides insightful instruction for educators on a variety of topics related to the arts and is available to speak at lead teacher meetings, inservice, workdays, or homeschool co-ops. See below for a list of topics. M&G is always happy to tailor a topic or create something new to accommodate your needs. Please contact the Guest Services Coordinator to schedule at 864-770-1331 or rcobb@bju.edu. Subject to calendar availability.

Topics for Educators:

Using narrative art to teach literary concepts

 

Using portraiture and photography to teach history

 

Historical context for the development of the 17th century’s diverse artistic styles

 

Activities & projects for stimulating whole brain thinking

 

Art we ready for the 21st century’s challenges?

 

Using powerpoint as an effective presentational tool

 

Using powerpoint as an effective interactive tool

 

The brief, twenty-year period when the stunning innovations of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael converged

 

Historical context and innovations of later 16th century painters

 

Historical context for the grand manner characteristic of late 18th century history painters

 

Development and impact of a unique 19th century brotherhood

 

A look at several of the 18th century’s “frivolous” and satirical painters

 

Connections between the emergence of the Romanov dynasty and early Russian art and culture

 

A look at people and events that shaped Nicholas and Alexandra