Hamilton, Ohio – School may be out, but learning never stops.
The Cincinnati Art Museum hosts a professional development day for Tri-State art educators Thursday, June 9, at the Fitton Center.
Teachers will be on site from 1:30 to 4 p.m. to learn about the Fitton Center. Director of Exhibitions Cathy Mayhugh leads a gallery tour and instructor Lori Kay Farr offers a mosaic workshop.
Fitton Center Director of Education and Outreach Kate Rowekamp is pleased to welcome colleagues and help enhance their development.
“We’re always glad to have teaching artists and art teachers here,” Rowekamp said. “This is a great opportunity to share some ideas and help one another become better educators. It’s important to do professional development like this so we are offering our students the best opportunities we can.
“The Fitton Center offers classes and workshops in so many different artistic disciplines. Bringing educators here is a great fit for a wide audience. Giving them the chance to work with an instructor of Lori’s caliber will be a unique part of this development day.”
Rowekamp gave a presentation on the Fitton Center at the Cincinnati Art Museum in March; she and Fitton instructor Billy Simms led pin- and print-making activities there during the Evenings for Educators series.
The partnership between the Fitton Center and Cincinnati Art Museum formed when Rowekamp met CAM’s Associate Director of School-Based Learning at the Ohio Art Education Association conference in November of 2021.
“The Cincinnati Art Museum is world renowned for its collections and for its work in education,” Rowekamp said. “We are proud to partner with them and to help teachers maintain and expand their skills.”
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