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January 7, 2014

RAFFMA to Host Writing Workshop to Help Students Improve Critical Thinking and Writing Skills Through Art

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RAFFMA, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino, will host a writing workshop for high school students.

The workshop, which will meet every Thursday for six weeks beginning Jan. 30, will use visual arts, featuring artwork on display at the museum and digital images of artworks, to practice and strengthen critical thinking and improve writing skills.

The writing exercises and assignments will be taught by Jerry Tivey and will take place in and out of the classroom with instructor and peer critiques in class.

The workshop will take place on Thursday evenings, Jan. 30-March 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at RAFFMA.

Workshop cost is $25 and space is limited. Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be downloaded from the museum website at http://raffma.csusb.edu or picked up at the museum front desk.

Students under 18 must have written consent from their parent or legal guardian.

Tivey has been teaching English and journalism at Cajon High School for more than 20 years. He teaches International Baccalaureate English and has National Board Certification in English. Tivey also coaches girls softball and coached boys basketball. He was named San Bernardino County Coach of the Year three times and California State Softball Coach of the Year in 2009. Tivey earned a B.A. in English and a B.S. in sociology from the University of California, Riverside. He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of La Verne.

For more information, contact Paige Taylor, RAFFMA’s education and outreach coordinator, at 909-537-7783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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