The Mobile Museum of Art hosts a symposium about the arts for local educators

Posted on: February 11th, 2016

On February 27, 2016, Mobile Museum of Art and local artists address essential learning through art activities in Essential Learning Across the Curricula, a symposium about the arts for area educators. During this symposium, artists and educators will share and focus on vital tools of education and best methods for teaching core curriculum through the creative arts.

In four short sessions, experienced artists and art instructors will present ideas for implementing different art forms in a classroom environment. Susie Bowman, potter and curator of Adult Education at MMofA, will discuss the history and chemistry of clay while teaching basic techniques. Dance instructor, April Spencer, will lead the second session, discussing how to incorporate movement in a classroom setting. Nancy Raia, community arts director at the Eastern Shore Art Center, will conduct the third session, combining art and science in the classroom. Deborah A. Ferguson, English instructor at the University of South Alabama, will present the fourth multi-discipline session, incorporating creative writing, storytelling, music, and dance into core curriculum areas of language arts and social studies.

The Symposium will take place at the Mobile Museum of Art in the art education wing on February 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After completing the symposium, educators will be awarded six professional credit hours. For more information and a complete agenda, contact Kim Wood at 251.208.5212,, or visit

This program is made possible by grants from the city of Mobile, Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Mobile Arts Council.