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TPEDC 9119 Surrealism: Exploring the Marvelous
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor Janice McLachlan  April 1-29, June 1-28, August 1-30

University of the Pacific

NYC Educators can receive P Credit for this Course

The marvelous art movement in Paris from 1924 to 1941 is known as Surrealism.  This movement is highlighted by a group avant-garde writers, artists, and filmmakers. Surrealism was started by artist and poet André Breton with his Surrealism Manifesto to amazing illusion artist Salvador Dali (1904–1989), and film-maker Luis Buñuel (1900–1983) along with many other creative and notable artists, authors and film-makers. The movement used dream-like imagery and Freudian dream symbolism to challenge the traditional function of art and reality. This course will explore famous works from this time period and challenge teachers to integrate surreal topics into their classroom curriculum planning.  Can topics in writing, art and film be a mirror into our psyche? Are our dreams a pathway to our subconscious thoughts? Educators will learn how to use topics in the Surrealism movement to integrate into unique curriculum experiences.  Teach your students how to look for symbolism and draw conclusions form analyzing art, film and text from this symbolic period of time.  This course is appropriate for all educators including Guidance Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, ELA, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Science, The Arts, Physical and Special Education, N-12. Educators will create appropriate classroom resources according to their specific area of expertise. No one is too young or old to learn to dream.

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