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K-12 Teacher Training Workshop: Connecting Haitian Art with Nature, Space and Identities

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Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8:30am to 3:30pm

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 S.W. 17th Street Miami, FL 33199

This K-12 Teacher Training Workshop will lead participants through the new exhibition of Haitian art at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. "Everything, Earth and Sky" highlights a theme prevalent in Haitian art, the depiction of space. From schools, communal plazas, and government buildings to Haiti's fauna and the ever-present ocean, these works depict different interpretations of physical space and the use of public places.

The Frost Art Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Haitian paintings from the 1980's and 1990's in the United States. This exhibition and accompanying catalog are a part of the museum's ongoing efforts to make its collection accessible through research and digitization. A group of dynamic scholars in Haitian art helped develop the exhibition's focus around the artists' varied use of space. Workshop is open to K-12 teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and is eligible for Master Plan Points.

The workshop will feature master artist Morel Doucet, a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator who hails from Haiti. Mr. Doucet will present on his work, which uses illustrations, ceramics, and prints to discuss the impact of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement affecting diasporic communities from the Caribbean.

In the workshop, teachers will learn about creating mixed media artworks with new materials, processes, and concepts. Participants will create their own artwork in a hands-on activity lead by Mr. Doucet, where teachers will make STEAM connections and tie in cultural influences from the Americas.

Co-sponsored by the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts.

Made possible with support from LACC’s US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Part of LACC's Haitian Studies Program of Excellence.

For more information, contact ldudley@fiu.edu or 305-348- 2894

Event Type

Academics, Workshops & webinars

Department
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
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