Women & Their Work Tour and Workshop
Women & Their Work believes contemporary art should be an accessible resource for the entire community. Our mission includes keeping all W&TW exhibitions free and open to the public and educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art. We produce critical essays about each exhibition at W&TW, and we hold panel discussions about contemporary art issues and best practices for artists.
W&TW has developed a comprehensive art education program for Austin students ages K-12, reaching thousands of students and educators each year through:
• Gallery workshops and tours
• In-school performances
• Professional development for teachers
Women and Their Work gave our students a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be bused to the gallery, work with the actual artist and also create their own artwork alongside the artist. This would have never happened without the support of W&TW. The gallery’s education outreach has made a powerful impact. — Del Valle High School Art Teachers: Abigale Mosbarger, Javier Barbosa, Jenny Parry
• During each exhibition, Women & Their Work invites students from Austin and area schools to the gallery for a tour and art-making activity. Students are led through the exhibitions and conduct discussions about themes in the work on display. When possible, the exhibiting artists themselves lead the tours, illuminating their artistic processes for students and encouraging students to explore their own ideas about the work.
• After the gallery tour, students experiment with materials and techniques similar to those used by the exhibiting artist, allowing them to better understand the art-making process.
Tours are free to all students and teachers, and W&TW also pays for transportation and for a half day substitute teacher, if needed.