American Studies and Maritime Studies Professional Development Workshop

On Thursday, November 14th, UConn Early College Experience and the American Studies and Maritime Studies departments invited all certified UConn ECE AMST and MAST instructors to campus for their professional development workshop. The theme was:

Integrating Visual Arts in the Interdisciplinary Classroom

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Jeanne Ciravolo, Adjunct Faculty, UConn discussing Contemporary Art
  • Betsy Athens, Assistant Professor Art and Art History, UConn spoke about Winslow Homer’s Art
  • Amanda Douberley, Art Museum Registrar, Benton Museum of Art, provided a tour of the museum and work with the instructors at three stations.
  1. Winslow Homer wood engravings
  2. Martin Johnson Heade painting in the permanent collection gallery as the basis for a close looking exercise (The painting can be used to teach several American Studies topics – Civil War, the sublime in American landscape painting, and environment/land use.)
  3. Drawing after Thoreau

Many thanks to Faculty Coordinators Matthew McKenzie and Laurie Wolfley for coordinating the speakers and museum visit for the day.

    UConn American Studies and Maritime Studies classes offered through UConn ECE.