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Talking It Out: Using Arts-Integration Techniques to Cultivate Community in the Classroom

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The museum will be closed to the public on this day. Hammer staff will assist in helping teachers access the museum. 

Teachers will learn strategies for fostering connection and productive dialogue in the classroom through facilitated conversations about works of art and creative art making and poetry writing workshops. Speakers include:


  • Jolene Fernandez, independent teaching artist
  • Tara Burns, Specialist, Family & K-12 Audiences, Hammer Museum
  • Kevin Kane, Director, Visual and Performing Arts Education Program, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
  • Raul Herrera, Programs Manager, Get Lit - Words Ignite


This free program will take place in person at the Hammer Museum.

This teacher professional development program is organized by the Hammer Museum and the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. The program is designed for generalist and humanities teachers of grades 4–8, though all are welcome. To encourage small group discussion and collaborative learning, participation is limited and advance reservations are required.


Participating teachers from Title I schools located within a 15-mile radius of the Hammer Museum are eligible to receive free bus transportation for one field trip to the museum or Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden during the 2022–23 school year.

Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by City National Bank, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and Mary Kitchen and Jonathan Orszag. Additional support is provided by the the Brotman Foundation of California, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the Sydney D. Holland Foundation, and Ellen and Teddy Schwarzman.