Full Name
Philip Yenawine
Job Title
Founder + Creative Director
Watershed Collaborative
Attendee Bio
Philip Yenawine co-developed an inquiry-based teaching protocol called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) thirty years ago at New York’s Museum of Modern Art where he spent a decade as director of education. VTS uses art to teach thinking, communication skills, and positive group dynamics. In 2013 he published Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Thinking Across School Disciplines (Harvard Education Press), one of his many influential publications.

Prior to his tenure at MOMA, Philip directed education programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He was founding director of the Aspen Art Museum, and has taught at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Massachusetts College of Art. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2003. He is on the board of Art Matters, a foundation supporting contemporary artists, and the Good Works Foundation.
Currently, he is Creative Director of Watershed Collaborative, a nonprofit focused on providing ongoing online VTS training for K-12 teachers working across the globe.
Philip Yenawine