Join us for a unique adventure as we dive into works of art from the LUAG collection and experience them from the inside out. Dr. Kristin Baxter will guide us through an exploration of the senses to experience works of art in new and exciting ways that will help us understand the connection between art, well-being and mindfulness. This workshop is offered in conjunction with Slow Art Day, a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
LUAG Family Workshops offer opportunities to explore great works of art from the LUAG collection and current exhibitions through conversation, hands-on projects, and sketching. Geared to children ages 4 to 12 and their adult companions, however, all ages are welcome.
Dr. Kristin Baxter is an Associate Professor of Art & Director of the Art Education Program at Moravian University and a Shanthi Project mindfulness and art teacher. She completed her degrees at New York University (B.A., liberal arts), Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (M.A., art history and museum studies), and Teachers College Columbia University (Ed.D., art and art education)
Dr. Baxter has worked as an art educator in museums, community arts centers, and schools, teaching art and art history to children, families, and teachers. In higher education, she has worked as an adjunct professor of art education and art history at universities in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. She is the author of numerous articles on using studio-art-practice-as-research and the educational value of incorporating family snapshots in art education. Her most recent book is Creating Vibrant Art Lesson Plans: A Teacher's Sketchbook (2019), published by Teachers College Columbia University. Dr. Baxter is also a professional artist and exhibits her work regionally.
Workshop offered in partnership with Shanthi Project.
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
On April 15, 2023, LUAG, along with museums across the world, from the United States to Germany, Zambia, China, Brazil, France, El Salvador, Britain, Ukraine, and many other countries, will invite people in their communities to hit the pause button. Visitors will gather inside virtual spaces to take part in international Slow Art Day and slow down as they look at art.
The average person looks at a painting for fifteen to thirty seconds, but on Slow Art Day, we urge visitors to spend 5 to 10 minutes closely examining a work of art – or longer if the work captivates and inspires them.
Why slow? When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries. The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise). And that’s an exciting discovery. It unlocks passion and creativity and helps to create more art lovers. Visit the Slow Art Day website for more programs and information.
LUAG Community Days offer opportunities to drop-in to the galleries to explore great works of art from the LUAG collection and current exhibitions through conversation, hands-on projects, and sketching. Geared to children ages 4 to 94 and their adult companions.