Express Yourself: Creating a Visual Journal with the Portrait Gallery
This collection was created in conjunction with a professional development workshop for teachers held at the National Portrait Gallery in 2017.
How can journaling transform the way your students experience museums and individual artworks? Sean Murphy, the art teacher at Samuel Tucker Elementary School in Alexandria, VA and the Portrait Gallery teamed up to introduce ways of incorporate journaling into your classroom. Participants explored the metacognitive benefits of using art journals in both the classroom and the museum. This workshop included both gallery and studio experiences.
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