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K-14 Teacher / Student Resources
Past k-14 Programs
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits

January 31–March 15, 2008
Location: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Curator: Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar, CADVC

Instructors from Baltimore City and County schools were invited to meet artists Andrea Robbin and Max Becher, as well as the curator, Maurice Berger. Visitors viewed the exhibition of photographs, scheduled class tours, and picked up a curriculum packet with Power Point images. Instructors also took an informative tour of the Visual Arts Department while enjoying light refreshments. UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts hosted a dinner for those interested in learning more about the department.

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits

Mapping the Community

Fall 2007
Location: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Carefully researched and designed maps can educate the public and cause social awareness.

Seven elementary and high schools from Baltimore City and County collaborated with 13 UMBC cartography and graphic design students from the Departments of Geography and Visual Arts to research and create maps that focused on important issues in their community. Students focused on gathering information for the maps, as well as the technical and conceptual development of designs through group critiques and discussions. The program sought to develop geography and graphic design interest and skills on a K-12 level.

Final maps were exhibited on the UMBC campus from November 29, 2007 through January 11, 2008, in The Commons and the Department of Visual Arts Hallway Gallery. A winner from each school was announced at the opening reception, which was attended by students, teachers, and parents. The program concluded in the spring with bus trips to see the Walters Art Museum map exhibition. Selected maps will be shown in a weekend exhibition at the Walters Art Museum from April 26–27, 2008. Students, teachers, and parents are invited to attend the exhibition reception.

Funding provided by the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation through the Department of Education, and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.

Green Space / Reflective Place: How Contemplative Spaces Encourage Deeper Personal, Environmental, and Community Awareness

October 3, 2007
Location: Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park, UMBC

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the TKF Foundation presented a full day of programs at the Joseph Beuys sculpture site on UMBC’s campus. The day focused on the development of open, contemplative space for healthier living. A portion of the program included a discussion of the German artist, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986), who highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project entitled, 7000 Oaks. In the exercise Put Your Stone in Motion, four Baltimore City K-12 schools visited the sculpture site at UMBC with an educational program taught at the site by designer and educator, Janet Felsten.

Funding provided by Open Spaces, Sacred Places of the TKF Foundation of Annapolis Maryland; Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC; and Students for Environmental Awareness, UMBC.

Learn more about the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park at UMBC

Portrait Photographs and Artists Books:
Educational Outreach Exhibition

May–June 1, 2007
Location: The Commons, UMBC

Twenty students from Parkville High School made portraits during a workshop held at the UMBC Department of Visual Arts under the guidance of Professor Mark Alice Durant. Accordion-fold and stab bound books were created by students from Catonsville and Lansdowne High Schools during a workshop organized by IMDA graduate student Marian Glebes.

This exhibition was an outreach program organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, using funds from former Mayor Martin O’Malley and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Portrait Photographs by Girls:
Educational Outreach Exhibition

January 11–February 17, 2007
Location: Fine Arts Building, Hallway Gallery, UMBC

Twenty-four girls from Baltimore, ages 10–15, made portraits during a workshop held at the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, under the guidance of professional photographers and UMBC Department of Visual Arts Professors Lynn Cazabon and Calla Thompson.

This portrait exhibition was part of Free Fall Baltimore: Girl’s Night Out, a program organized by the Contemporary Museum and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, using funds from former Mayor Martin O’Malley and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

ReDesign! Raymond Loewy Education Outreach Exhibition

November 18–December 23, 2006
Location: Fine Arts Building and The Commons, UMBC

Five area high schools participated in a High School Design Fair Competition & Exhibition, where over 100 students re-designed everyday objects selected by their instructors. Each high school class visited the Raymond Loewy exhibition to discuss Loewy's strategies and standards for design before beginning their individual projects. Students were asked to keep in mind Loewy's design goals of simplicity, ease of maintenance and repair, grace and beauty, convenience of use, economy, durability, and expression of the function in form. Judges selected first through third place prizes, as well as the best overall school.

Participating Schools: Catonsville High School, Landsdowne High School, Towson High School, McDonogh School, and Patapsco School for the Arts

Judges: Daniela Bascunan, Senior Women's Designer, Under Armour; David Yager, Executive Director, CAVC, and Director of the Innovation Design Lab; and Franc Nunoo Quarcoo, Chair, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC

This program was made possible through generous support from the Vice Provost's Office for Undergraduate and Professional Education at UMBC; Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts.

Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture

The Blur of the Otherworldly: Aura Portraits and Photographs

December 15, 2005–January 20, 2006
Location: The Commons, UMBC

Artworks were made by K-12 students from three schools and one after-school program as part of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture’s 2005 Educational Outreach Program. Two UMBC seniors and two Imaging and Digital Arts graduate students worked with the students to develop artwork inspired by the discussion of photographs, videos, and sculptures seen in the exhibition, The Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal.

The following schools and organizations participated in this program:

  • Federal Hill Preparatory School
  • Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School
  • West Baltimore Middle School
  • Druid House After School Program
  • City College Senior High School
  • Loch Raven High School
  • Towson High School

Funding provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Academic Affairs, UMBC and the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Blur of the Otherworldly

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