TLC Workshop: Close Looking

Close Looking

Tuesday, March 6 | 4:30-6:30pm | Room 7209

What can the pedagogy of “close looking” offer to classes both inside and outside of the humanities? Join the TLC to explore visual pedagogy and visual thinking strategies in a workshop on how CUNY instructors can use close looking across the disciplines. Though close looking strategies originated in the visual arts, they can help all students connect more deeply to course materials and develop key skills in critical thinking, analysis, and reflection.

In this workshop, we will introduce two types of close looking activities. We will review how close looking can work in different disciplines, both within the classroom and across NYC as our shared campus. In the second hour, we will generate ideas and workshop assignments using a template that helps participants design close looking exercises that fit within their curriculum.

No prior experience with visual arts is necessary; all interested participants are encouraged to attend. Please register at