Educator Summer Camp
Time: 10-11 a.m. EDT
Trivia: Can you name that woman artist?
Join us for a game of trivia to test your knowledge of women visual artists and the artwork they create! Prizes will be awarded to those who prove they are champions of women in the arts!
About the Hosts:
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.
Adrienne (Addie) L. Gayoso, originally from Lorain, Ohio, is the Senior Educator at NMWA. She develops programs for school, teacher, and multigenerational audiences as well as interpretive materials for online and on-site visitors. Addie’s also worked in education capacities at Indiana University Art Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art (now Newfields); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Kreeger Museum; and Smithsonian American Art Museum. During her time at American Art she co-managed weeklong teacher institutes, training over 80 humanities teachers from across the country to integrate visual art across disciplines. Addie earned an M.A. in Arts Administration, with an emphasis in Art History, from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a fully qualified VTS trainer (2010), and attended Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Classroom (2015), Museum Hack Boot Camp (2016), and Teaching Institute in Museum Education (2018). Addie co-teaches Georgetown University’s graduate-level Museum Education and Interpretation course (2014—present) and is a moderator for the New York Times’ VTS-inspired blog “What’s Going On in This Picture?” (2016—present). Since 2017, she’s served on committees for the Kennedy Center’s Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative for Washington, D.C. She is a member of NAEA.
Ashley W. Harris is the Associate Educator at NMWA where she is responsible for coordinating group tours as well as managing the volunteer corps and internship program. Ashley joined NMWA’s staff in 2013, but her introduction to the museum and ABC Curriculum was during her internship in the summer of 2012. Originally from Plainfield, New Jersey, Ashley moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue her Master’s in Museum Studies at the George Washington University, which she completed in 2012. Ashley received her A.B. in Egyptology & Ancient Western Asian Studies from Brown University in 2009, has been formally trained in VTS and is a member of NAEA and AAM.
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.