Thursday, August 11, 2011

Art Teachers Visit Local Gallery

Students in Topeka Public Schools will have a better understanding of the local arts community once art teachers finish two days of in service. Today, a number of art teachers met at the SouthWind Gallery to hear about the growing arts community in Topeka. Owner Gary Blitsch said he hopes the meeting will lead to future joint projects with teachers and students.

Highland Park High School Art Teacher Tiffany Pryor says some high school students are already familiar with Gary and the SouthWind Gallery. “Topeka West students come here on a regular basis to do some critical analysis of art pieces at the gallery. He has invited all of us to take advantage of that and he’s here with information to help students do those things and help them get out more and see real art.”

Friday, the art teachers will go the Kansas Museum of History to learn about sesquicentennial events related to the arts that they might incorporate in their classrooms.