Who We Are
Upon graduation from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Michele Gallant made the journey west to continue studio-based studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design. In the mid 1980’s museum education became her passion first taking root at the Muttart Art Gallery and, for the past 20 years, at the Glenbow Museum. Inspired by Gillian Kydd, founder of the Open Minds School Program and fuelled by courses in brain-based learning, the Early Childhood Learning Centers of Reggio Emilia, Harvard’s Project Zero, and the Lincoln Center Institute, she continues her work with teachers, children and youth.
Marnie McCormack came to Calgary to teach after graduating with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria, specializing in art education. After becoming involved in art gallery education she returned to university to complete a degree in Art History and has been involved in gallery and museum education in the Calgary area for the past 25 years. Conferences withHarvard Education’s Project Zero and the International Educator’s Workshop at the Lincoln Center Institute in NewYork have brought new ideas to Marnie’s practice and supported her belief that using real art and hands on objects is the best pathway to imaginative learning. Marnie’s teaching goal is to create an environment that encourages exploration and experimentation.
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