Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Grades 2-12

Inspire your students with these large-scale portraits created by artist and Denver native Jordan Casteel. Through a workshop format, students will explore the artist’s process and her ability to reveal individuals that often go unnoticed.

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Offered Feb 4 – May 31, Monday – Friday, at 9:45, 10:15, and 11:15


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students. Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Social Studies
    • History
      • Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past and present
      • Analyze the concepts of continuity and change and effect
  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction