March 27, 2024

‘Exercises for the Quiet Eye' Free Interactive Art Appreciation Workshop Will Be Held April 4 and 11 in Silver Spring

‘Exercises for the Quiet Eye,’ Free Two-Part Interactive Art Appreciation Workshop, Wil Be Held April 4 and 11 in Silver Spring
“Exercises for the Quiet Eye,” a free interactive workshop in two sessions for anyone interested in taking the time to learn new techniques for viewing art, will be held Thursday, April 4, and Thursday, April 11, at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Each workshop will take place from 7-9 p.m. Participants can attend one or both sessions.

The Silver Spring Civic Building is located at 1 Veterans Pl. in Silver Spring. The program is being presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. Space in the workshops is limited. To reserve a position, contact Lisa Martin at

“Exercises for the Quiet Eye” will consist of a series of guided exercises that help participants explore what we can learn from art and artifacts rather than about them. Professor Annie Storr will lead the workshops.

The special nature of Ms. Storr’s program brings insights to beginners and professional educators alike. Originally developed in museum galleries, the program can be integrated into formal education settings and assignments.

Ms. Storr has devoted her career to exploring the intersection of art history and public education. She was awarded a National Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education for her dissertation on the intellectual history of art museum docent tours.

Ms. Storr was the founding chair of the Education Studies Department at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Prior to that, she was head of education programs for the American Alliance (Association) of Museums and served as director of arts management at American University. She has been a practicing museum educator for more than three decades, first as curator of education at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada).

With students and colleagues, she created “Exercises for the Quiet Eye.”