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Art Explorers

Social Studies

Art History & Astronomy - A Stellar Time for Kids Who Love Art & Space - S/P

Learner makes fascinating connections between art history & astronomy; how they approach life from their perspectives to reveal artistic & cosmic expressions, traveling from prehistory to modern day through masterpieces and the universe.
Pamela Ocana, M.A. - Humanities/Yoga/Art/Languages
352 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
9-14
year olds
1-3
learners per class
per learner

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To learn how to think inter-disciplinarily, to study in a mindful way, and to deepen the connections between arts and sciences as it was done by the many great thinkers and creators of our common human history.
Teacher comes from a family of creators and art is in her DNA; she studied studio art in Japan, Dominican Republic, Germany and the U.S.A., including Crealde School of Art; she has a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. in Liberal Studies, her thesis work focused on Symbiotic Relationships, An Exploration of Foreign Born American Artists Living and Working in Central Florida; she subsequently curated an art exhibit for the City Hall Main Gallery; she teaches humanities at the College Level, and loves to share her passion for the arts with students in an interdisciplinary way, drawing in the historical context of works of art.  

Guest Speaker, Dr. Breezy Ocaña Flaquer.  Astrophysicist - Astronomy Communicator/Educator. She is an Adjunct Professor at the San Diego State University, an Outschool astronomy teacher 
(Outschool link:  https://outschool.com/teachers/Breezy-Ocaña-Flaquer?usid=guYc5Up5&signup=true&authTrigger=follow_teacher&follow=true&utm_campaign=share_leader_link), homeschools her three children, and volunteers in a number of educational programs that train children, adults, and other teachers in the science of astronomy, astrobiology and astrophysics.  It is a true honor and privilege to have a guest speaker with her level of - not only her impressive credentials, but her commitment to education.
To remain curious about Life and take on learning as a life long pursuit of unfolding wonders.
Informal, in the form of a class review.  In addition, I will remain available for any questions beyond the end of the class period.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Class sources include: prehistoric sites such as cave painting,  stone monuments; monuments from ancient civilizations such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt and Mesoamerican ruins;  modern astronomically inspired monuments; art from antiquity to modern day including  sculptures, frescoes, paintings, artifacts, stained glass windows, embroideries, woodcuts, and photographs, including the use of the Stellarium software that calculates the position of the celestial bodies at a certain time in history to illustrate how astronomical observations inspired and informed certain famous art pieces.
 

Teacher

Pamela Ocana, M.A. - Humanities/Yoga/Art/LanguagesIt is my passion to share the gifts of Yoga, Meditation, Art History/Humanities, Languages, Kindness & Logic in a joyful & mindful way with children of all ages, including those young at heart. I believe these areas of study help cultivate personal wellbeing, an enriched community, and ultimately, a more peaceful world.
352 total reviews
660 completed classes

About Me

1) I teach subjects that have captivated my mind and heart for a lifetime:  Mindful Yoga, rooted in its well-proven techniques (Poses, Breathing Control Exercises, and Meditation); kid-friendly Art History classes; Linguistic Explorations intended... 
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