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Continuing Education

Honoring Our Ancestors

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT April 10 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel

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    Jan Glenn, M.F.A.

Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel

Through stories, art and photographs we have an opportunity to look back at where we have been and to honor those who came before us. In this workshop we will work together, individually and in groups, to explore and share our own relationship to an honored person.   

Our objective will be to examine the influence this person has had on our own life’s journey and to leave with an understanding of how to inspire children in our K-12 classrooms (or in our lives) to talk to their elders, to honor their own ancestry, and to learn respect for other people’s heritage.

We will be working both with the writing and artmaking process. Using torn and cut paper techniques, we will make a collage “painting” depicting key qualities of our chosen ancestor, discussing in small groups and writing as we develop and finish our collage.  

Attendees should bring an idea of who you would like to “honor” with your exploration, as well as any photos or other memorabilia which might help you in the writing/artmaking process.

Who should attend?

The workshop is relevant to K-12 teachers; any one who works with children, as well as other members of the community are inclined towards this type of hands-on exploration. 

Educators will take away a specific lesson plan based on the class activities, a bibliography for further study, and a list of materials supply outlets in the area. Extensions for a larger unit plan will also be discussed.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Jan Glenn, M.F.A.

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs

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About the Instructor

Jan Glenn received an M.F.A. from Stanford University. From there she spent 25 years teaching in secondary art classrooms. During this time, she also helped start an alternative elementary school, where she became the art specialist and teacher. In 2004-05 she was voted “Higher Art Educator of the Year” by the Oregon Arts Education Association. Jan is an instructor of education at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 

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