Crash Course: Educator Training

Sunday, October 24, 2010

11:00-4:00 PM

Join Jeanne Hoel, Education Program Manager at MOCA, and Brandy Vause, independent educator, for an afternoon of tutorials and workshops on art education. Learn alternative tactics for interacting with guests from how to lead a Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS) tour to simply creating a comfortable space to view and discuss art. The afternoon will focus on developing a new gallery guide for LACE’s fall exhibitions.

Brandy Vause is an independent museum educator with graduate degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from The George Washington University. Ms. Vause has worked with the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Phillips Collection, LACMA and the Norton Simon Museum. This is her second collaboration with LACE.

Jeanne Hoel is Senior Education Program Manager of School and Teacher Programs at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,Hoel’s commitment to visual art, art education, and access to both is rooted in her studio art background focused around cloth, feminism, touch, and shared space, and her administrative work in the field of socially-based public art. Hoel is currently serving as Pacific Region Representative for the Museum Education Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and is a member of the Education Advisory Board for Art:21, a PBS series on contemporary art. From 2007-09, she served as the president of the Museum Educators of Southern California. Hoel studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and recently completed the Leadership in Museum Education program at Bank Street College of Education (MS Ed.). This year, Hoel is serving as a judge for the Music Center’s Bravo Awards, which honor art and non-art-specific teachers doing exceptional work bringing the arts into students’ lives.