Storytelling by Quilt: Artmaking in the Classroom

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Art-making, Classroom, Object Stories | No Comments
Storytelling by Quilt: Artmaking in the Classroom

By Michelle Swinehart— This here is a breakdown of three visits that I had the pleasure of sharing with middle school students throughout the Portland metro area as a part of Object Stories from the Middle, a project by the Portland Art Museum. Quilts tell stories. Why a quilt? Originally, the social process by which some […]

Teaching Artist Brings Photographic Storytelling to the Classroom

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Art-making, Classroom, Photography | No Comments
Teaching Artist Brings Photographic Storytelling to the Classroom

By Julie Keefe—I’ve been fortunate the last three years to work with a talented group of forward-thinking people at the Portland Art Museum who created and developed Object Stories from the Middle, a wonderful platform that allowed teaching artists and docents to directly engage with hundreds of students and educators in the tri-county region and […]

Where Do I Belong? Student Writing in the Museum

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Classroom, Museum, Writing | One Comment
Where Do I Belong? Student Writing in the Museum

By Danae Hutson—As someone with the ability to lurk around the galleries I have witnessed educators using the unique learning environment of a museum to create amazing gallery writing experiences. Others just seem to fizzle. So what gives? In the learning evaluation of Object Stories—From the Middle, we found that proximity to art objects does […]

Object Stories: From the Middle

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Classroom, Museum, Object Stories | No Comments
Object Stories: From the Middle

By Danae Hutson—When I stepped into my new job at the Portland Art Museum as the School & Teacher Program Specialist in September 2011, I was tasked with helping create a program that would strengthen the relationship between classroom teachers, students, and the museum around the recently landed Object Stories Initiative. Almost everyone, at every […]

Educators’ Blog

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Object Stories | No Comments
Educators’ Blog

The beta version of the Object Stories Educator Resource site launched today.