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    June 2017

  • Advanced Practicum – Sonoma, CA

    June 7 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma

    The three-day Advanced Practicum is for those who have facilitated a minimum of 10 VTS sessions following the Beginner Practicum.  The focus of the Advanced Practicum is on helping participants refine and extend their VTS practice with a focus on advanced paraphrasing. ELIGIBILITY: 1. You MUST have participated in a VTS Practicum or an introductory VTS Workshop within the past five years. If you attended a Beginner Practicum or other training more than fire years ago, we require you to…

  • Advanced Practicum – Detroit, MI

    June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
    Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

    The Advanced Practicum extends VTS practice with further coaching and exercises focused on improving paraphrasing and linking. Additional attention is paid to image selection to address the needs and interests of various groups as understood by way of Abigail Housen's stages. Participants will be able to conduct VTS discussions with a variety of audiences with confidence. ELIGIBILITY: 1. You MUST have participated in a VTS Practicum or an introductory VTS Workshop within the past five years. If you attended a…

  • July 2017

  • Advanced Practicum – Boston, MA

    July 12 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    The Advanced Practicum extends VTS practice with further coaching and exercises focused on improving paraphrasing and linking. Additional attention is paid to image selection to address the needs and interests of various groups as understood by way of Abigail Housen's stages. Participants will be able to conduct VTS discussions with a variety of audiences with confidence. ELIGIBILITY: 1. You MUST have participated in a VTS Practicum or an introductory VTS Workshop within the past five years. If you attended a…

  • VTS Summer Institute – Seattle, WA

    July 18 - July 22
    Seattle, WA, Seattle

    The VTS Summer Institute is an event that brings our community together for a week of workshops and share-outs.  Expand your facilitation skills and connect with innovative peers who are creatively applying VTS to deepen learner-centered programs in a range of settings.  We are thrilled to partner with co-hosts the Seattle Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, and the Seattle Aquarium for the 2017 VTS Summer Institute!

  • October 2017

  • VTS Beginner Practicum – Sonoma, CA

    October 26 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma

    The two-day Beginner Practicum focuses on developing VTS facilitation skills through presentation of the basic theoretical tenets of VTS and opportunities to practice with group coaching. As it is the first workshop in our training series, those new to VTS or with minimal experience are welcome.

  • December 2017

  • VTS Beginner Practicum – Northampton, MA

    December 8 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

    The two-day Beginner Practicum focuses on developing VTS facilitation skills through presentation of the basic theoretical tenets of VTS and opportunities to practice with group coaching. As it is the first workshop in our training series, those new to VTS or with minimal experience are welcome.

  • April 2018

  • Aesthetic Thinking Workshop – Seattle, WA

    April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Frye Art Museum, Seattle

    The Aesthetic Thinking Workshop provides an overview of the research that led to cognitive psychologist and VTS co-founder Abigail Housen’s stage model of aesthetic development and to the creation of VTS. Workshop participants examine aesthetic thinking and how the understanding of its development can inform education practice. Studies and assessments of the impact of VTS are discussed, as well as the tools used to capture this impact. There is no prerequisite for attending the Aesthetic Thinking Workshop. However, this three-day event is most appropriate for those with an understanding of VTS, as well as an ongoing VTS practice.