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Introduction

Through the Emerging Visions program, Tephra ICA extends its mission beyond the gallery walls, creating opportunities for students to engage with contemporary art in the classroom. We invite students and educators to participate in this unique, ongoing program which offers enriching art content designed around our exhibition content.

About

Each year, Tephra ICA works directly with Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) Art Educators to create an Educator’s Packet that includes themes and supporting concepts to integrate into classroom curriculum for K–12 students. Teachers and students are invited to view the featured exhibition online or in-person and respond to themes by creating their own artworks in a variety of media. Student artwork, as selected by Tephra ICA staff, is exhibited as part of the Emerging Visions exhibition at the Tephra ICA gallery each Spring. Emerging Visions is a free program.

View 2020 Virtual Exhibition

2020–21 Program

Tephra ICA presents its third year of the Emerging Visions program for K-12 students in Fairfax County, Virginia. The 2020-21 program is based on the exhibition Moira Dryer: Yours For the Asking, featuring work by the late abstract artist Moira Dryer who was active in the 1980s and 1990s in New York City. We encourage you to view the Moira Dryer: Yours For the Asking exhibition page to find:

Recorded Public Programs for teachers and students to gain a better understanding of the exhibition and artist through a variety of professional voices.

Published Articles on the exhibition bringing in further context for teachers and students.

The Exhibition Booklet with an essay from the curator, images of individual works, and exhibition installation images.

View Moira Dryer Exhibition

Educators and Students are invited to use the resources below, which include:

The Educator Guide – providing an overview of the program and featured exhibition.

Lesson Plans – designed by FCPS Art Educators and Tephra ICA staff. Three lesson plans are available (elementary, middle, and high school levels).

Expanded Lesson Plans – created by FCPS Art Educators and Tephra ICA staff.  Provides suggested art activities for each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school).

For more information or to participate in this program, please contact Education and Public Programs Manager, Sarah Berenz, at sberenz@tephraica.org or 703.471.9242 ext. 9513.

Resources

Educator Guide

The Educator Guide provides an overview of the program including themes, discussion questions, resources, and timeline.

Elementary School Lesson Plan

The Elementary School Lesson Plan provides details on themes, suggested lesson plans, and select FCPS Assessment Standards for grades K-6.

Elementary School Expanded Lesson Plan

The Elementary School Expanded Lesson Plan offers suggested projects with initiating activities, discussion questions, and optional media to utilize for grades K-6.

Middle School Lesson Plan

The Middle School Lesson Plan provides details on themes, suggested lesson plans, and select FCPS Assessment Standards for grades 7-8.

Middle School Expanded Lesson Plan

The Middle School Expanded Lesson Plan offers several suggested projects with initiating activities, discussion questions, and optional media to utilize for grades 7-8.

High School Lesson Plan

The High School Lesson Plan provides details on themes, suggested lesson plans, and select FCPS Assessment Standards for grades 9-12.

High School Expanded Lesson Plan

The High School Expanded Lesson Plan offers suggested projects with initiating activities, discussion questions, and optional media to utilize for grades 9-12.

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