7230 E 29th St. N. Wichita, KS 67226  |  316.683.2500  |  theartparkwichita@cox.net

 

MONART IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP

Here at the Monart School of Art in Wichita Kansas, we have the only certified Monart Teacher Training Instructors in the midwest.  In these full day workshops participants will complete multiple guided drawings and learn practical skills to meld science, math, history and geography with art lessons.  Participants are not here to learn how to teach drawing, but how to integrate drawing into the academic curriculum already in use in the classroom.  It’s one of the most powerful teaching tools you can use.

Monart is more than a method that teaches people how to draw.  Leading educators recognize the Monart drawing method as a teaching system that helps students to focus and concentrate, make decisions, solve problems, plan, sequence and develop hand-eye coordination.  Districts in California report that children’s reading and writing scores jumped as much as 20% if Monart is used consistently for one year.  Multiple studies have proven that when children draw what they are learning about they learn the information eight times faster and retain that information eight times longer.

The Monart method shows how to perceive the world in terms of five basic elements of shape.  Just as we learn the alphabet in order to read, and musical notes and scales to play an instrument, Monart students learn how to recognize the elements of shape in the world around them and translate their perceptions onto paper.  Since 1979, Monart has achieved astounding results with children, teens and adults, including those with learning differences.

In a non-competitive, peaceful environment participants are taught that drawing is a teachable subject in which anyone can be successful, that there is no right or wrong way to draw, and that there are no mistakes in art.

 

In our one day course participants will learn how to:

  • use the original, patented Monart Drawing System developed by author and art educator, Mona Brookes in the classroom to compliment existing curriculum
  • create a safe environment allows students to feel comfortable asking questions and learning problem solving techniques while allowing for creative freedom
  • apply several different types of media including watercolor, wax resist and rubbing plates, tempera cakes, design markers, oil and chalk pastel and liquid graphics sticks

 

To schedule your Monart Teacher Training Workshop email: theartparkwichita@cox.net with three date options.  Workshops can be held Mon. – Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Tuition is $125 per person, all materials are included in tuition.  Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 60.

 

EARLY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

These two hour workshops are geared for pre-school and kindergarten teachers that would like to learn new ideas for the classroom.  Over a dozen interactive stations are organized so that participants can rotate between stations and create examples to take back to the classroom.  We are also able to focus on one particular media or activity for the entire two hours to gain a greater understanding of the subject.

To schedule your Early Education Workshop email: the artparkwichita@cox.net with three date options.  Workshops can be held Mon. – Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Tuition is $50 per person, all materials are included in tuition.  Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 60.  We are mobile!  Please budget an additional $150 for us to come to your facilities and set up stations.

 

Endorsements for Monart Teacher Training

“Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come share your love of art with WCS Early Childhood teachers.  Your ideas are always so inspiring, practical and fun!

– Becky O’Hearn, WCS EC Head

 

“Please share with Charles that his presentation today at TIS was outstanding.  Several good points.  And the things he mentioned about his past experiences were meaningful and of great value to the students.  I appreciate his time and effort, and passion, for doing such a great job for us!”

– Scott Wood, Art Teacher at Trinity Academy