Join fellow educators to explore the work of interdisciplinary, Oakland-based artist Adia Millett. Millett describes her art making process as being “informed by taking things apart, removing, replacing, cutting, pasting, sewing, and building in order to discover the space where transitions occur and where stories of impermanence unfold.” Using her process as a guiding principle, the workshop will begin with an interactive, virtual visit to Millet’s art studio. Studio Pathways, the nationally recognized transformative learning team, will walk participants through the process of applying Adia’s technique of breaking existing patterns (both literal and metaphoric) to our own work as teachers. Through hands-on projects, you will learn techniques for using art as a platform to address challenging topics with your students.
Refreshments and lunch will be served.
This program is open to all Bay Area educators. The workshop is free of charge but requires advanced registration. Donations are encouraged to help keep MoAD workshops free or low-cost.
11:00-12:00 - Artist Talk and Virtual Studio Visit with Adia Millett
12:00-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-3:00 - Breaking Patterns Workshop
Adia Millett, originally from Los Angeles, received her BFA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the California Institute of Arts. She has exhibited at prominent institutions including the New Museum, New York; P.S. 1, New York; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; Oakland Museum, CA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta; The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Barbican Gallery, London, San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum; and at California African American Museum, Los Angeles, which hosted a critically acclaimed solo exhibition of her work in 2019. Millett has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, UC Santa Cruz, Cooper Union in NY, and California College of the Arts. Millett currently has a solo exhibition di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa. She is currently based in Oakland, California.
Mariah Rankine-Landers and Jessa Brie Moreno are the co-founders of Studio Pathways. They are leading practitioners who provide professional development and strategic design for schools, districts, counties and arts orgs. Mariah and Jessa lead an arc of transformative practice to embody culturally responsive teaching and learning through the arts. Foundations of practice include social emotional learning, evolving project-based learning through creative inquiry, and centering the role of the cultural and contemporary arts for greater learning outcomes.
MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.