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The Joy of Looking: Great Works of Art and Powerful Questions with Alexa Miller
February 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Visual artist turned medical educator Alexa Miller will host this salon centering experiences with visual art as a catalyst for expansion, innovation, connection, bias awareness, and shameless enjoyment.
This Salon’s topic is: Great Works of Art and Powerful Questions: The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Approach. The first in a 6-part monthly series, this Salon will feature in-depth interactions with works of art and our collective perspectives using the VTS approach.
What distinguishes art from illustration or entertainment? What is it that is happening within, among, and between us – not to mention the work of art itself, and sometimes even the artist! – that so uniquely catalyzes learning? And, where is that learning individualized and where is it collective? We’ll start our journey with this series getting to know each other by way of these questions, and with a brief intro to the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) approach.
As a Health Humanities teacher and advocate for observation and inquiry processes in medicine, VTS has been a central tool in my teaching and community-building. Over the last two decades, it has become popularized across health professional training, as well as in industry, in addition to the K-12 spaces for which it was initially introduced as an inclusive technique that offers access to art and sparks critical thinking and language development. The main focus of our sessions will be the arts experience itself, though nerds of VTS and teaching methodologies are warmly welcome to reflect on practice and technique.
This Salon centers not only the skills and experience of VTS, but, importantly, the surprises and shameless enjoyment of rich experiences with humans and great works of art.
Join us for this Salon, or register for the entire series here: https://interintellect.com/series/the-joy-of-looking-collisions-with-visual-art-and-collective-perspectives-with-alexa-miller/
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