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Mon, Oct 18


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Thinking Critically and Creatively - Through Art! Four Mondays • 10am-Noon

This 4-session course uses the creative process as a tool to expand your critical and creative thinking skills. For both non-artists and artists.

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Thinking Critically and Creatively - Through Art! Four Mondays • 10am-Noon
Thinking Critically and Creatively - Through Art! Four Mondays • 10am-Noon

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Thinking Critically and Creatively -- THROUGH ART!

with Nina L. Greenwald, Ph.D and David Martin, Ph.D

4 Mondays: October 18, October 25, November 8 and November 15 (no class on November 1)

10am - Noon

Members - $140  / Non-Members -$155

Limited to 12 students 

COVID policy:

All students must be vaccinated for COVID and wear masks. Please bring your vaccination card to your first class.

Cancellation policy:

CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.

Thinking Critically and Creatively -- THROUGH ART!

This new four-session course, intended for both non-artists and artists, uses the creative process as a tool to expand your critical and creative thinking skills.  Each session promises to be highly interactive and engaging and will include a variety of activities and discussions.

Through lively critical and creative thinking, in a climate of relaxation and enjoyment of idea exploration, we’ll take some deep dives into the meaning and appreciation of various forms of artistic expression through these provocative themes: ART AS STORYTELLING; ART AS PROBLEM-SOLVING; ART AS SOCIAL COMMENTARY, AND ART AS EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION. Intriguing as we hope this sounds, what would it be without also inviting each of you to step out there to create and share an artistic expression of your own - perhaps inspired by some of the thinking journeys we take together! We look forward to journeying – artistically - with you!

Instructors: Both instructors are faculty members in the Critical and Creative Thinking Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Each has extensive experience in teaching the processes of effective thinking and problem-solving relevant to real-world challenges that people confront in their lives and livelihoods, and in preparing them to become agents of positive change within existing and new directions and paths they may choose in their lives.

Nina L. Greenwald, an Educational Psychologist with a 50+ year teaching career, elementary through higher education. A 35-year member of the faculty, and former director of the Graduate Program of Critical and Creative Thinking at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she has taught and still continues to teach courses in creative thinking, critical thinking, humor and thinking, innovation and invention, problem-based learning and teaching to multiple intelligences. She is elected to the Danforth Foundation Associates of New England, an organization of selected higher education faculty, distinguished for excellence in teaching. A teacher trainer, corporate trainer and consultant, and keynote speaker, her publications include articles for leading educator organizations on teaching thinking, teaching gifted students, and teaching thinking through multiple intelligences. Her book on teaching problem-based learning (PBL) has been adopted by the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research for secondary level educators. She lives on Cape Cod, continuously inspired by its beauty and wonderfully renewing aspects!

David Martin, Ph.D. is Professor/Dean Emeritus of Education at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC; he is an experienced teacher, school administrator, curriculum specialist, and teacher educator, and has authored numerous articles and books about human cognition, social studies education, teacher education, and deaf education. He also is a trainer of parents and teachers in a special thinking-skills program for youth and adults and is currently part-time Lecturer at University of Massachusetts at Boston program in Critical and Creative Thinking. Separately, he is Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is presently President of the Marstons Mills Historical Society, President of the Cape Cod chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Past President of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society.

Photo: a student's creative exercise from the last workshop held earlier this year.


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