This fall, the Clyfford Still Museum will offer two virtual options for the free inStill School Program: inStill Live and inStill On Demand.
CSM’s inStill Live is a live, virtual program for students in grades 4-12 facilitated by the Museum’s educators via video conferencing. The live experience is hands-on, interactive, and allows students to be in control of their learning. inStill Live explores the theme, “Art in Times of Change” by taking a closer look at the ways previous crises like The Great Depression and WWII may have impacted Clyfford Still and his work. Students will also consider how they can use art to process or respond to the crises and changes they are experiencing today.
“Even though we are unable to welcome school groups in person through inStill because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our talented educators can still connect with classrooms and students virtually,” said Nicole Cromartie, Clyfford Still Museum director of education and programs. “Much like our in-person inStill offerings, students participating in inStill Live will take the lead doing the talking, reading, writing, and thinking in workshop-model lessons. Plus, small groups allow for every student to have their ideas valued. We also have the opportunity to reach more schools outside of the Denver Metro Area in a virtual space.”
The Museum’s inStill On Demand is a downloadable, ready-to-go lesson for teachers to use in the classroom at any time. This lesson for students in grades 4-12 allows students to feel the power of their own ideas through the theme, “Your Voice Matters.” Through inStill On Demand, students will explore Clyfford Still’s artwork to become more comfortable with looking at art, to develop confidence in their ideas, and to use their voices to speak their minds.
Schools and teachers may request free inStill Live and inStill On Demand programs at clyffordstillmuseum.org/instill.