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Day 1: Creative Arts as a Tool for Character Development at The National Gallery
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/14/2019
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Where: The National Gallery
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20565
United States

Online registration is available until: 11/14/2019
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If you'd like to sign up for BOTH Day 1 (November 14th) and Day 2 (November 15th) of the Character & Arts Event, there is a $25 discount. You will see this ticket option when you go to register.

For more information:

Day 1 Event at the National Gallery (see below)

Day 2 Event at The Lab School (click to go to this page)


Target Audience

Formal and informal creative arts teachers interested in character development.



Join us for a talk, tour, and collection engagement activity at The National Gallery. 

Art and The Soul

Throughout the centuries, Art has been regarded as the soul of humanity. Aristotle defines The Soul as both potentiality and actuality. It is alive and real. Art is that aspect of the human soul which both reflects and defines growth, potential, values, and form in human culture. It both reflects and shapes the soul of a culture. While touring the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art in DC, this talk will explore how art has acted both as a reflection of a culture and as a potent force in shaping a culture as a mirror and teacher of social and spiritual values. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the collection through a series of exercises which they may find of use in their own curricula.


About the presenter

Mary Ellen Carsley is an art educator at Severn School and a scientific and botanical illustrator. She has worked as an architect, and illustrated eight books and numerous articles for national and international journals. Her works have been in the collections of the National Building Museum and the Library of Congress.

See more about Mary Ellen and read her Teaching Philosophy here:





Meals Provided

Lunch from 12-1pm.



The National Gallery is located on The Mall, at
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565

The National Gallery is easily accessible by public transit. Here is a link to The National Gallery's directions page:


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