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Art and Learning: Cognitive Flexibility

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Education Department Event

About the event

Art and Learning: An exciting four-part series that explores the intersection between creativity, cognition, and storytelling. Any interested educator, student, or community member is invited to participate.

Part 2: Cognitive Flexibility

How important is health and wellness when it comes to art and learning? Discuss brain, mental health, and physical optimization through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Unpack what is creativity and a creative brain through the work of Csikszentmihalyi and Maxine Greene. Learn new tools for staying calm and focused through awareness of the breath and gentle movement. Explore artmaking and different ways of thinking through the activity Steal Like an Artist.

Participants will explore cognitive flexibility through two art-making explorations.

A Zoom link will be sent to your email ten minutes before the workshop opens.

Presented by: Leigh Roche and Sarah Zeffiro
ACT 48 Hours Available

About the presenters

Leigh earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, her Master of Arts from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and her Art Education certification at Carlow University. Her teaching career has spanned 33 years; she is the current Art Educator for PreK-8th grade at The Campus Laboratory School.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, her MEd from Carlow University, and she is a certified Level One Vinyasa Yoga trainer. She is the Director of Zeffiro Art and an Education Specialist with Carnegie Museum of Art.

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