Marcia Santos, Affective Cartography

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS: Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande – Art and the World

Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:30am – 12:30pm

At 516 ARTS


This workshop is designed to support K-12 educators by engaging with the exhibition Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande and by offering tools to help open dialogue about the urgent topics which the exhibition explores.

During the workshop:

Viola Arduini, Education Coordinator at 516 ARTS will lead an exhibition tour, focusing on some of the educational opportunities the artwork evokes.

Guest educator Melissa Barba will explore reading resources for K-12, classroom activities, and educational tools that link topics of Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande to the classroom curriculum.

There will be time for discussion.

Sketching in the Bosque (facultative) – where the participants, through walking and sketching exercises, will be invited to engage in observation and place dwelling as learning tools for the classroom – will end the workshop.

Free printed resources and a tote bag for all participants.

Lead by:

Special guest Melissa Barba, Assistant Director, Rubin Center for the
Visual Arts, the University of Texas at El Paso

Viola Arduini, Education & Outreach Coordinator, 516 ARTS,

Free, registration required, 25 seats max.

To register email:

Coffee and light refreshments provided.

In collaboration with the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, Texas.