Educator workshops

Educator workshops will be held at regular intervals throughout the school year to discuss HoMA’s available resources for educators. Each workshop will focus on a different topic; examples include self-guided tour experiences, virtual field trips in the classroom, and how to integrate art objects into lesson plans. At once an open forum for educators to share their experiences and an opportunity for museum staff to respond directly to their needs, these workshops continue HoMA’s mission to serve as an educational resource for our local community.


Visual Literacy in the Classroom

April 9, 12, & 13, 2022 • See below for times

Join us for an educator workshop with INSIGHT Arts, a collaboration of artists and educators passionate about using visual literacy as a catalyst to strengthen listening skills, empathy, individual voice and community though facilitating insightful, inclusive conversations about art.

April’s workshop series for K–12 educators explores art interpretation using the engagement strategy ‘How to Read a Portrait (HTRAP)’. HTRAP encourages viewers to identify and disseminate components of artworks through an analytical lens, thereby drawing both nuanced and broad conclusions about the work, artist, and larger context of the piece. Participants in the workshop will practice this strategy using works from HoMA’s collection. The educators will scaffold the workshop, building upon HTRAP through the utilization of reflection sessions and the compare/contrast engagement strategy. Participants will leave the session with written plans for implementing these practices in the classroom as well as support materials from HoMA.

How to participate

Advanced registration is not required to participate in Visual Literacy in the Classroom. To join the educator workshops, click ‘join meeting here’ below during the scheduled workshop time.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 • 12–1:30pm (HST)

Meeting ID: 858 3684 7873
Passcode: 396888

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 • 6–7:30pm (HST)

Meeting ID: 869 9851 8888
Passcode: 566874

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 • 6–7:30pm (HST)

Meeting ID: 863 7489 5310
Passcode: 088357

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