Evening for Educators: By Design

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Evening for Educators: By Design

Teachers experience the ingenuity and innovation of postwar America in the exhibition American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings. Works representing abstract expressionism, Pop Art, and Op Art are viewed side-by-side with dream cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Following the keynote address, tour the exhibition, and attend hands-on workshops.


Teachers receive 3 hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (includes dinner, workshop supplies, and teacher packet): McNay members $10; nonmembers $20. For more information, email education@mcnayart.org.


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Workshop Choices:

Attend two from these four options


DIY Rubbing Plates

Joe de la Cruz, Artist

Make your own textural rubbing plate based on the profile of one of the cars in American Dreams.


Floating Digital Art

Belinda Medellin, Master Teacher, CAST Tech

Use a digital art program to create a floating overlay that combines classic cars with history of the period.


Sketching Your Ideas

Hector Carrillo, UX Practitioner, HXH.solutions

Hear from a user experience designer and participate in collaborative drawing exercises that encourage creativity.


Text as Visual Language

Nicole Geary, Artist

Create a text-based painting inspired by the art of Edward Ruscha.