From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today (Online: Summer 2021)
August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
MFTA + ASPDP REGISTRATION IS OPEN. PLEASE REGISTER WITH ASPDP FIRST.
Dates: 08/09 – 08/14 (Monday – Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hour*
Curbside Pickup Appointments: 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30, 7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14
Instruction: Online Instruction**
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current activism can be informed by activism of the past through hands-on art-making and STEAM integration. Participants will trace different types of social activism throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the modes in which groups communicated their messages, and the historic figures that fought for a variety of causes. After grounding the course in historical content, teachers will consider how to bring a diverse range of voices into their classrooms when teaching these topics in order to support students to explore their own complex identities. Instructors will then lead teachers through new art-making and STEAM-based skills and classroom applications that will enable them to engage their students in activism today, considering the different platforms that can give their students a voice on modern issues.
For more information, view the syllabus on the ASPDP Website. MFTA_Posters
Note: Due to the adaption of this course for online learning, some group work may be completed on an individual basis.
MATERIALS: COVID -19 Update: This year, Materials for the Arts faced an unusual challenge of turning our in-person class into an online class. In order to keep supply materials and class costs as low as possible, each participant can schedule a socially distant Curbside Pickup Appointment at our Warehouse to pick up a pre-packed box of free materials for your class. In addition, each participant will need to independently purchase or borrow materials listed on your course Supply List.
Curbside Pickup Appointment Times:
2:30 – 3:00pm on June 21, 23, 28, 30, July 5, 7, 12, 14
SELF SUPPLY LIST :
Items include items that may need to be purchased (ex. Hot Glue Gun) or materials that can be found or gathered (ex. Recycled Paper, Cardboard Boxes.)
- Recycled Paper/Cardboard
- Glue Sticks
- scotch tape
- scrapbook/mixed papers
- cereal box
- Ettore 17006 Acrylic Squeegee, 6-inch, Multicolor
- 4-inch Rubber Roller, Painting Roller
*To receive P-Credits, participants must FIRST RSVP and and pay an additional fee through the ASPDP website, then register with the MFTA website.
ASPDP SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
** Classes are LIVE with Teaching Artist Joy Suarez. This is not a self-directed online course.
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