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Past Event

Winter Educator Workshop: Artistic Experiments

Feb 10 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Arnold Board Room (entire)

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Alexander Calder's innovative and influential work was informed by an intuitive practice of experimentation.

In this workshop, participants will connect Calder's artistic practice evident in Calder, In Motion: The Shirley Family Collection at SAM to curriculum related to project-based learning and hands-on activities. Learn from teaching artist Rachel Kotkin about integrating learning strategies in your classrooms using Calder as inspiration. Then work away in a maker’s space and try out your own ideas!

The registration fee for this event is $25, or $20 for SAM Members. If cost is a barrier, please contact This workshop includes resources and Washington State Clock Hours. Classroom educators, paraeducators, subject area coaches, and administrators are welcome to attend.

Programs and activities relating to Calder: In Motion are generously supported by the Kim and Jon Shirley Foundation.

Installation view of Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection, Seattle Art Museum, 2023, © 2024 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo: Alborz Kamalizad.

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