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At the Frick or At Your School Consisting of an art museum, historic mansion, car and carriage museum, greenhouse, and 5 ½ acres of beautiful grounds, the Frick Art & Historical Center is one institution that offers many diverse experiences. Consider the Frick as an educational resource for teacher in-service programs at our site or yours. Work with our Education Department to custom design a professional development day for your district, school or department. Programs are standards-based and emphasize cross-curricular connections with special attention to assessment anchors. Suggestions include:

  • Writing through Art and Artifact

As a PDE approved provider, we offer a variety of Act 48 opportunities for teachers throughout the school year. Our interactive, standards-based workshops build on the resources of the Frick, offering opportunities for teachers to create lesson plans that relate their area of expertise with special exhibitions and the permanent collections of the Frick. Additionally, these programs allow teachers to network with colleagues from across the area. Teachers may also earn Act 48 activity hours by attending public lectures and workshops and completing a related lesson plan. Finally, we can work with teachers or supervisors to design a special in-service day on our site or at your school. To learn more about Act 48 programs at the Frick, contact Laura Ainsley, Assistant Curator of Education, at 412-371-0600 x 540 or e-mail lainsley@TheFrickPittsburgh.org.

ACT 48 PROGRAMS FOR 2010-2011

All programs run from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., include boxed lunch and provide five Act 48 activity hours. Our Act 48 programs are limited to 20 participants, so register early!

Creating Memory: Visual Literacy and Personal Mythology In conjunction with the exhibition For My Best Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron

November 20, 2010

  • The Museum as a Resource for Your Classroom

  • Hands On! History, Art and Transportation

  • Object-Based Learning

Artifact in Action: Object-Based Learning Theory In conjunction with the Clayton tour All the Ladies of the House

March 26, 2011

Now You’re Speaking My Language: Reinforcing Learning Among the Multiple Intelligences

In conjunction with the exhibition Storied Past: French Drawings, 1500 – 1900, from the Blanton Museum of Art

April 9, 2011

The site itself is wonderful and provides so many resources. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I also appreciated the interdisciplinary nature of the 3-day workshop and the way all three days are different yet tied together.

On the Road Again: Mapping Local History Car and Carriage Museum

May 14, 2011

Living with Style: Making Art a Part of Everyday Life In conjunction with the exhibition PAN: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe 1895 – 1900

This two-day program includes activities in The Frick Art Museum and Clayton and provides 10 Act 48 activity hours.

June 28 – 29, 2011

For information on our free Just for Teachers tour, see page 15.

  • Georgeanne Cluskey, Our Lady of Grace School

just for teachers

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