Visual Literacy Workshop at UC Berkeley/Berkeley Art Museum: Register by Feb. 12

Visual Literacy: Learning to Look and Looking to Learn

VRAF Regional Workshop
University of California Berkeley

February 26th, 2016
Session 1:  10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum
Session 2:  2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Visual Resources Center, 308A Doe Library

Registration deadline: February 12, 2016

The Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce that registration for Visual Literacy: Learning to Look and Looking to Learn is filling up fast! If you are planning on attending the workshop, now is the time to secure your registration. If you’re unsure about the significance of developing visual literacy skills, consider that we are increasingly surrounded by images in our daily lives. Learning to look and articulate our observations about the visual world helps us to better think critically about what we see, and to impart that knowledge to others. This workshop is open to image management professionals, image users, and the broader information and educational community, and is designed to both develop visual literacy skills and empower the participants to help develop those skills in their students and patrons. It is an opportunity not to be missed!

Visual Literacy: Learning to Look and Looking to Learn will be held at University of California Berkeley on February 26th, 2016, one of two workshops being offered in the first year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their generous support of this new opportunity.

Part one of this workshop will focus on visual literacy skills and pedagogical approaches by exploring objects at the new Berkeley Art Museum. In part two of the workshop, participants will discuss and develop ways to implement their own visual literacy program at their institutions, and learn how staff, students and faculty can use digital archives, art objects, and other primary sources in developing visual literacy skills.


Visual Literacy: Learning to Look and Looking to Learn will be taught by Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at the Yale University Art Gallery. During her fifteen years in the field of museum education, Jessica has developed training programs in visual literacy for information professionals, teachers, faculty, and students.


The fee for the workshop is $75 for either the morning or afternoon session, or $125 for the full day.  To register or learn more about Visual Literacy: Learning to Look and Looking to Learn, visit

If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director, For questions about the University of California Berkeley venue, please contact Lynn Cunningham, Curator of Visual Resources,