Drawing Upon Literature

Summer Academy


Participants will read and discuss a short story or passage together using close reading and collaborative friends’ protocol techniques. Discussion will focus on meaning and perspectives of the story through a variety of lenses. Then, participants will be directed to interpret a chosen theme from the story in a drawing (pastel, charcoal, pen & ink, color pencil). The class will end with a gallery walk and conversation about how teachers could use the technique presented in their classrooms to develop student engagement and deepen understanding of different perspectives.

Audience and Grade Level

K-6 arts integration educators.


Certificate of Attendance 4 hours.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981