Educator Summer Camp
Time: 10-11 a.m. EDT
"If you like _____, then you should try _____." with Deborah Gaston
Diversify the artists you feature in art lessons! By introducing your learners to historical and contemporary women artists, you help us inspire future generations and support our efforts to champion equity in the art world. This session offers inspiration by introducing fascinating, talented, and under-represented artists as alternatives to “the usual suspects” typically discussed.
About the Instructor:
Deborah L. Gaston is Director of Education and Interpretation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She supervises all aspects of the museum’s educational and interpretive programming, as well as collaborating with the curatorial department on exhibitions and collection installations. Deborah participated in the Project Zero Classroom summer institute at Harvard University, and has been a fully qualified Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) trainer for a decade. In 2014, she studied a dialogical approach to gallery teaching in the Teaching Institute in Museum Education (TIME) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More recently she was a fellow at the Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators program in adaptive leadership through EmcArts. In addition to her experience as a museum educator, Deborah has taught art history courses for the Corcoran School of Art and Design, Lewis and Clark College (Semester in Washington program), and the University of Delaware. She holds an M.A. in art history from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and did doctoral work at the University of Delaware, Newark. She is a member of ArtTable, American Alliance of Museums, The Museum Education Roundtable, National Art Education Association, and Art Education DC.
All Educator Summer Camp sessions will be recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By registering for and attending this session, you are giving your consent to be recorded, and you are waiving any and all claims regarding use of your voice or likeness by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.