Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Intern in Marketing

I have the pleasure of introducing Meredith Cunningham.  She is learning from Lyndi Van Duersen, our Coordinator of Membership and Marketing.  Meredith has assisted with special events and promotional material planning and distribution.  She is working on social media and new marketing projects/research and assisting with membership processing. Lyndi praises her work!

Monday, October 15, 2012

My Intern

Mazie Purcell, an intern at the museum this Fall, is helping out on Monday morning. That's a busy day at the museum, with docents coming for training, the doorbell and phones ringing.  Mazie said the most interesting thing she has learned was the first day, when she helped the registrar and curator pack up an exhibition of American Indian weavings,  "Learning the techniques to protect the art work."  Her degree is in Integrated Strategic Communications, so today she will meet with our Marketing and Membership Coordinator, Lyndi Van Duersen. Thanks for being our intern, Mazie!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sculpture Family Day

Our sculpture garden has grown, and our Education Department offers wonderful Artful Sundays for families on the first  Sunday of each month. But this month we had a special Family Day just focusing on sculptures. Students made giant sculptures outside, and paper sculptures and edible sculptures inside! Thanks to all for a day full of fun!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Teachers Love to Learn

Our teachers workshops reach teachers across the state. They come on a Saturday or after  school to learn and their evaluations describe glowing successes; "the best art professional development." To date in this school year we have held 2 workshops. Teachers from 12 counties attended; they said they will reach over 12,000 students this year.  That's a big impact!

Here are some photos of the most recent workshop , on Fiber arts, with guest teacher Jennifer Reis.

Breanna White, senior at SCAPA Lafayette, interning for 2 months with Museum Education as part of the Fayette County Public Schools Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) Program  in which she’s a participant.  Breanna helped prepare for the workshop.