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Design In Reach is a unique hands-on learning experience that connects students with various careers in the design world, such as interior design and toy design, through projects that include the participation of design professionals.

Art In Reach emphasizes the fine arts and studio skills needed to qualify for admission to a college-level art program through projects that include working with professional artists and visits to YUMís contemporary art exhibitions, Chelsea galleries, and artistsí studios. For more information and an application contact Barbara Friedman, program coordinator, at 212-294-8330 ext. 8817 or bfriedman@yum.cjh.org.
Seeing In Living Color

Seeing In Living Color is a collaboration between YUM and the New York City Department of Education integrating Visual Arts and Literacy. A comprehensive multi-session program, it combines professional development for teachers in grades K-8 with multi-media art workshops for their students, based on museum gallery visits and themes from the language arts curriculum. Students learn to look and sketch, to state their observations verbally and in writing, to communicate the meaning of what they have read, and to imagine and communicate visually as well as verbally. In the course of the program, teachers take on an increasingly active role making visual art central to their daily teaching practice.
For more information, please contact Ilana Benson, Museum Educator, at 212-294-8330 ext. 8823.


YUMís Education Curators will host your faculty at the museum. Educators can tour current exhibitions and participate in hand-on workshops.

For more information, please call the Education Department at 212-294-8330, ext. 8810 or 8811.

Learn about cultural history and Jewish crafts. Try your hand at craft projects for the jewish Holidays!

For more information and to tailor a program to your curriculum needs, please call the Education Department at 212-294-8330, extension 8810 or 8811.


Yeshiva University Museum offers interns an opportunity to participate in all aspects of YUMís Education Programs. Tasks include assisting in the design, implementation and teaching of school and family programs developed in conjunction with museum exhibitions. Interns will work under the supervision of YUMís Education Curators.

Yeshiva University Museum is a teaching museum which interprets Jewish culture and art through the humanities. In our location at the Center for Jewish History, the Museum features six exhibitions and an art workshop space. The lively flow of visitors offers a great opportunity to gain experience in an alternative educational setting with groups from varied backgrounds. The hands-on approach to learning art and history used in YUMís educational programs can be adapted for classroom teaching that actively engages children.

YUMís Education internships require a commitment for a semester or summer. Individual schedules can be arranged to accommodate, at a minimum of 1 full day or 2 half days a week, on Tuesday - Thursday.
For more information, contact Judy Dick, Associate Curator of School Programs at jdick@yum.cjh.org or 212-294-8330

To apply send resume and cover letter:
Education Department
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax: (212) 294-8335


This Yeshiva University Museum internship offers a unique opportunity
to be part of all aspects of an extensive program that introduces visual arts techniques
to both teachers and their students.

A limited number of internships are now available for prospective teachers to participate in Seeing in Living Color. This well-established, semester-long program supports teachers in integrating art projects into their daily teaching practice. It was created as YUMís response to the need for visual arts education in the public schools of its immediate community, Washington Heights. Yeshiva University Museum is a cultural and community resource , a teaching museum which interprets Jewish culture and art through the humanities. Visual arts are central to YUMís educational focus.

Elementary grade teachers bring their students to 12 museum-based workshops, where they learn age appropriate art skills such as art appreciation, still life, figure drawing, and painting. They then apply these skills to the language arts curriculum (English and Spanish) through journal entries, illustrations of reading materials and the design of a book cover. Supporting the schools in the establishment of school-based arts teams, Seeing In Living Color provides several staff development sessions at each of the participating schools, where teachers conceive and implement their own projects.

Interns will assist the Seeing In Living Color program leader to conduct the museum-based workshops and participate in staff development sessions . As part of the staff development sessions, interns will experience school-based planning and design their own integrated art project. They will work under the guidance of a Master Teaching Artist, who is fluent in English and Spanish. Interns commit for one day a week from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM for a 14 week period and 2 staff development sessions.

Please contact Rachelle Bradt, Curator of Education at 212 / 294-8330, x8810.

Yeshiva University Museumís exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York Council on the Arts, a state agency, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Foundation, The Jesselson Family, Fritz and Adelaide Kauffmann Foundation, The Smart Family Foundation and individual friends of the Museum.
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