The ArtisTECH Talk, centered around Art Education, took place at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 25th. The event was a huge success. Art History and Appreciation educators joined forces to learn about new ways to engage students, enhance student success, and improve efficiency in their daily lives.

The event kicked off with an enthralling presentation from Digital Educator, Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, to get instructors excited about Art Education. After, instructors learned first-hand about our digital learning solution, MindTap. Cengage Learning created MindTap for Art with both the student and instructor in mind. In Art History and Art Appreciation, an image needs to tell the student a lot of information at once. That’s why MindTap was created with text that surrounds the image so students can get the information they need, when they need it. Instructors can rest assured that Cengage Learning has their back!

After the informative demonstrations, Cengage Learning Art Appreciation author, Lois Fichner-Rathus, lead a keynote address. She discussed what lead her to her passion and how instructors can foster true appreciation for Art within their students. Following her keynote speech, Lois Fichner-Rathus led a guided tour of the Mint Museum. The Mint Museum is the oldest museum in North Carolina and has a fascinating collection. While many instructors had been to the Mint before with their students, being there with like-minded instructors enabled elevated Art History and Appreciation conversations that were informative and provocative. All in all, it was a great day!

Did you attend the ArtisTECH Talk for Art Education? Share your highlights in the comments section below! We also invite you to join the conversation on Twitter—use the hashtag #ArtisTECH to share your thoughts and photos.

Relive the memories… Take a look at some of our photos from the ArtisTECH Talk. Want to add your photos to the gallery? Tweet us @CengageArts and add the hashtag #ArtisTECH.


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