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.

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 College 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.

Image: Keith Haring. Pop Shop Quad II. 1988. Screenprint on paper. Edition: Posthumous poster: Pop Shop Quad II, Published by the Neues Publishing Company, New York. Printed in Germany. LR - The Estate of Keith Haring logo. LUZ 12 1010. Gift of the Keith Haring Foundation.