A Horse of Course: The Equine Image in Art

Of the thousands of examples of rock art found at Lascaux, Niaux, Vallon-Pont-d’arc, and other sites across France and Spain, nearly a third of the figures represent horses. In this workshop, participants look at the horse in art history, tracing the ways in which artists have used the horse as subject matter over the millennia.

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Chasing the Illusive Image: The Origins of Photography

Although the notion of photography goes back to at least the fifth century B.C.E. when Chinese philosopher Mo Ti described the principle of the Camera Obscura, photography as we know it today was not officially announced to the world until 1839. In this educator workshop, participants investigate the almost simultaneous development of two different systems of photography in France and in England.

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2014 Statewide Teacher Workshops

These VMFA Teacher Workshops can be held at your location or at VMFA. Full-length (2.5-hour) workshops can also be scheduled throughout the year. The cost for these sessions is $150, which provides the workshop experience for up to 35 teachers (minimum of 15). Participants receive resource packets with background information, lesson plan suggestions, vocabulary, and CDs of images.

For questions or to book a workshop beyond the Richmond metropolitan area, email jeffrey.allison@vmfa.museum or phone 804.204.2671. In the Richmond metropolitan area, email
or phone 804.204.2662.

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