Sheridan Center Events for February and March

Year of Re-envisioning

The Sheridan Center’s theme for 2015-16 is Re-envisioning. Join us at events throughout the year as we explore ways to re-envision different aspects of teaching and learning across disciplines, learning environments, and communities.

Upcoming Lecture

Rhetorical Practice: Teaching as Persuasive Communication
Monday, February 29, 5:30–7:00 p.m. (List Art 120)
In this Sheridan Teaching Seminar lecture, Barbara Tannenbaum (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies) will introduce techniques for improving classroom communication. The lecture is open to the Brown and RISD community.

Upcoming Events

Ways of Looking: A Sheridan Center-RISD Museum Collaborative Series

This series of workshops utilizes the RISD Museum’s collection to investigate intersections of pedagogy and art. Participants will look closely at objects and reflect on how similar strategies can be applied in their courses. All workshops are held at the RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street). Participants may attend any or all events in the series.

Ways of Looking I: Teaching with Design Objects
Wednesday, February 3, 12-1 p.m.
How can teaching with objects enhance students’ observational and analytical skills? How can design objects inspire close attention to cultural contexts and the material culture we live in? We will investigate ways the RISD Museum serves as a classroom of primary sources.

Ways of Looking II: Teaching with Objects as Primary Materials
Tuesday, March 1, 12-1 p.m.
How can objects be examined as primary sources? How can students become aware of subjective biases within visual representations? What are the advantages or disadvantages of visual versus written representations? We will investigate the use of objects in the RISD Museum to explore historical moments.

Ways of Looking III: Teaching Writing through Art
Thursday, March 17, 12-1 p.m.
How can art and design inspire writing in the classroom? How can the visual elicit analogies to the elements of poetry and prose? How can art and design arouse empathy and imagination? We will investigate how objects in the RISD Museum can be used to stimulate writing—especially creative.