Teacher Workshop | Teaching the Elements of Story and Social Engagement through the Narrative Art of Edith Neff
Visual art provides students with immediate access to the characteristics of good storytelling, while allowing critical observers to "enter the frame" and experience situations from alternative points of view. Understanding alternative viewpoints is key to healthy social engagement as well as to the appriciation of literature. This workshop will focus on selcted works by Edith Neff, with the goal of fostering empathetic skills and an understadning of the interplay of setting, character, and conflict. Teacher materials will be provided for classroom use. The workshop is aligned with Common Core Academic Standards and provides 3 Act 48 hours.