More than ever, students need creative outlets to process the events of the last year and a half. In this presentation, hear from art teacher Sydney Snyder about how to provide creative opportunities for students to build resilience, heal, and look to the future using artworks from LACMA’s permanent collection.
Sydney Snyder is a multi-disciplinary artist and art educator in Los Angeles, CA. This is her tenth year teaching art in a school setting. Sydney works with students of all intellectual and physical abilities at an inclusive model charter. In addition to facilitating adaptive art practices to ensure art is accessible to all her students, Sydney oversees a TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) studio in which students have access to a wide variety of mediums and can create art about any subject they choose while learning the Studio Habits of Mind. She also works as a co-conspirator at Adding Voices with founder Flavia Zuñiga-West, creating culturally responsive curriculum resources, editing newsletters, and organizing events.
Evenings for Educators is a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each session presents strategies for incorporating the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize parallels between the visual arts and core content areas.
Learn more at https://www.lacma.org/education/teachers.
Virtual Evenings for Educators is made possible by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Mara W. Breech Foundation, and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences.
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