smART talks: April 2019

  • 11:00 AM–11:20 AM

Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor IMU
125 N. Madison Street, Iowa City

Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community!

"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: How Children and Students Use Pictures to Develop Written Expression"

Shawn Datchuk, assistant professor of special education, studies the writing development of K-12 students with and without disabilities. During this talk, he'll share how toddlers set the stage for their writing development by drawing, and how teachers later help them develop foundational writing skills (e.g. handwriting, spelling, sentences, and paragraphs) by having them write in response to pictures and drawings.

The event will also be live-streamed and archived on the Stanley’s Facebook page.

Stanley smART talks present faculty of the University of Iowa and members of the community whose work relates to current events. Speakers share their work and its connection to the Stanley Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We invite the audience to take a break from your day and spend 15–20 minutes participating in the discussion and sharing your experiences.

smART talks are for anyone who enjoys engaging with the community and discovering new connections between the museum’s collection and events beyond its walls. We invite the campus community—including courses and student groups—and the surrounding area to join our discussion, and we encourage everyone in Iowa and beyond to watch the conversation on Facebook.

Cost: Free


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.