Workshop Samplings

The following workshop ideas are adaptable and customizable for K-12 and University audiences!

Collecting Memories
Students share a memory of their favorite toy from childhood and as a group we identify patterns and trends in visual and experiential ways

Museum of Natural History
Students think about time, history and context as a web, creating an interactive installation along the way

What is your museum of the future?
A design-build activity that asks students to design their dream museum of the future

SALON: Species of Spaces
Students will read George Perec’s “Species of Spaces” and other appropriate texts in the library. Afterwards we will discuss some of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of Elsewhere while rolling ribbon around a pencil, encouraging a process of thinking while doing.

Curating 101
Small groups will be challenged to artfully arrange objects in Elsewhere’s museum, telling a story both visually and conceptually

Collaborative Fiction
Students collect objects, work in groups to craft a story, then share this story with the group

Food Sculpture
An activity about artfulling arranging a dinner table, thinking about local food systems and eating as a performative and social practice/choreography

Intentional Living
Students will learn how to sew a button and work with various textiles

Family Photo
An introduction to photography and portraiture using elements of the collection and our Wardrobe

Sound Lab and Field Recordings
An introducation to sound art, John Cage and a lesson on how to conduct a field recording

Contemporary Notions
A slideshow of contemporary art notions from Dada to Social Practice

K-12 Standard Connections

  • Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Writing: Text Types and Purposes
  • Visual Arts: Perceiving, Producing, Communicating, Connecting
  • Math: Geometry and Patterns
  • Science: Inquiry, investigation and Technology
  • + more