2015 KAEA Fall Conference

Workshop Descriptions

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS:

OVERMAN STUDENT CENTER WORKSHOP 1
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Implementing the National Visual Arts Standards
Helen Windhorst
Kansas City, Kansas Public Elementary Schools use a standards based progress report.  Come and hear about the journey the KCK elementary art teachers embarked upon to adapt and implement the new standards.  See what we have developed to positively impact our students' learning.

A Tale of Two Art Teachers: Experiences in India
Lisa Kastello
Through the exploration of Indian youth culture and artistic interactions with students at a school in Mysore, two (one from India and one from the U.S.) art educators address a theory that creativity is a disposition of an effective learner.  Methodology used took the form of interviews and drawing activities.  The presenter will share stories and visual imagery, as well as, facilitate a discussion with participants. The goal is to provide a forum for the exploration of art educations contributions to the disposition of an effective learner and to help teachers examine the shift from multi-cultural to global communities.
The presenter is an assistant professor of art education and she received an internal grant for this project.

This presentation will provide participants with a view of creativity in an art education classroom half a world away.  There will be discussion on international travel to promote global community in the world of art education.  The presenter will share colorful visuals and artifacts from India, as well as stories from the experience. Participants will receive handouts and resources.

SAMR Model of Tech Integration
So Choi
Participants will gain background knowledge of SAMR Model of Tech integration and explore ways to enhance student learning using technology.  Participants will gain lesson ideas and student examples of implementing technology into art lessons.  Participants will also acquire practical approaches to engage learners and ways to seamlessly integrate technology to document student progress. This session will address data driven assessment where students are creating, responding, connecting, and presenting their achievements

Enhancing instruction through essential questions
Joyce Huser
The essential questions within the new Kansas and National Visual Art Standards’ provide the foundation for inquiry in art education. They have the potential for prompting students’ thinking and the acquisition of artistic knowledge that will survive the test of time.
While asking in-depth, meaningful questions is an effective way to encourage students to think beyond the given, it is important that they build from questions that invite exploration of ideas specific to a topic, subject, or unit of study.  These are known as unit questions. Unit questions pose problems and can serve as discussion starters that support the essential question. They encourage students to interpret the facts themselves. 
While essential questions help students see connections between the subject matter and their own lives and unit questions allow for unique responses and creative approaches, content questions apply factual information about art that is important in helping students understand how art communicates.  Content specific questions align with performance standards and support both the essential and unit questions.  
This presentation will focus on starting with the essential questions and building unit and content questions that help students develop deep understandings about art.  Building unit and content questions helps students grapple with and contemplate on the big ideas being addresses through essential questions.  This session will consider the following: How can essential questions be developed into student-friendly queries that shape and deepen student understanding about the value of art in their lives? What considerations are there for moving from essential questions to deeper understandings? What is the most current research about questioning strategies that have implications for developing content?  And, how can this material be used to develop practical applications for the art room in the form of units and lessons?

Healing Threads: Pulping Paper to Connect Community
Ann Marie Morris
The Salina Art Center's new community papermaking studio seeks to serve a variety of groups, schools, and social service organizations by providing art therapy and alternative art therapies to survivors of trauma, cancer survivors, survivors of abuse and individuals living with mental illness. Participants cut and pulp clothing and other fibers that have meaning to them to create paper, a cathartic process that is a vehicle for healing. Learn how Art Center staff and key participants worked with the founders of the Peace Paper Project to equip the studio, learn the process, and develop programs to offer this special art making process to the community.

Meaningful Change: Pittsburg State University's Department of Art New Studio Programs
Rhona McBain           
Rhona McBain will be sharing a sneak peek into the Pittsburg State University Department of Art's curriculum. McBain will discuss how the department's curriculum highlights the importance of creative skill sets, experimentation, and critical thinking, merging the classroom with the professional world.

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 1
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Critical Thinking with Dale Chihuly
Adam Dowd Kelne
In this hands-on workshop we will explore an easy lesson for fourth or fifth grade that exposes students to the artist Dale Chihuly but also gets students to critically think about the big question, who makes art?

My Town My World- Kids and Architecture - Elementary K-5
Ronda Stevenson
Utilizing recycled materials and a few new reams of paper create a world that only a child can dream of. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own origami house and a tissue box diorama viewing the world through the eyes of a child where anything is possible, building a city where the imagination can run wild. This budget friendly unit presentation will include a power point tour of Pittsburg State Universities’ outstanding architecture to help spark ideas. The project/unit is designed for K-5 students and will feature ideas for technology integration, research-based strategies in the art classroom and implementing common core literacy.

Fun, Creative Projects & Ideas for the MS, HS
David Stueve
Workshop includes presentation on fun activities to celebrate holidays/birthdays such as Turkey Munching Contest and Crazy Mustache Contest. Simple project lessons include watercolor project and clay whistles. Fun Friday Video links. Hands-on activities.
Fee: $2.00 for DVD.

Collaborative Learning Strategies in the Art Studio
Chastity Romero Latham
I am interested in presenting a workshop that introduces ways in which collaborative learning can be successfully implemented. I would address key principals and structures that I am implementing within my own classroom.

Interactive Student Sketchbook
Annie Stewart
Sketchbooks for the 21st Century! Sketches, notes, vocabulary, portfolio, and more, all rolled into one. This workshop combines the traditional art student sketchbook with interactive note-taking strategies and graphic techniques to improve critical thinking skills and artistic habits of mind. The visual arts are more important than ever and provide multiple opportunities for nonlinguistic representation practice. ISSBs provide an excellent interface between the visual arts and CCR state standards we may be required to support.  Bring a sketchbook and be ready to explore new ways to incorporate sketchbook assignments, note taking, vocabulary and more. Best part?  At the end of a semester, each student will have a complete, documented record of THEIR growth and learning in your class, a chronological portfolio of everything.

OVERMAN STUDENT CENTER WORKSHOP 3
11:20AM – 12:20PM

Visual Art Standards Revision:  Moving Toward Deeper Understandings and Broader Application of Knowledge
Joyce Huser 
The Kansas Curricular Standards for the Visual Arts have been revised to align with the new National standards.  These standards are designed to help students delve deeper into understanding the value of art in their lives and help meet the learning needs of all students and instructional needs of all educators whether experienced or in the pre-service years of their teaching career.  While these standards are not curriculum, they are meant to guide rather than dictate the structure and development of art education for Kansas’s students. 
These standards address what students should know and understand in preparation for college and careers beyond high school.  Toward that end, they emphasize the process-oriented nature of the visual arts that guide the continuous and systematic operations of instructional improvement.

This presentation will introduce the revised standards, reveal the changes made, and share resources designed to help teachers implement the standards in their curriculum.  Time for questions will be included in this presentation.  These revised standards will replace the 2007 state art standards and will go into effect during the 2015 school year.

A Tale of Two Art Teachers: Experiences in India
Lisa Kastello
Through the exploration of Indian youth culture and artistic interactions with students at a school in Mysore, two (one from India and one from the U.S.) art educators address a theory that creativity is a disposition of an effective learner.  Methodology used took the form of interviews and drawing activities.  The presenter will share stories and visual imagery, as well as, facilitate a discussion with participants. The goal is to provide a forum for the exploration of art educations contributions to the disposition of an effective learner and to help teachers examine the shift from multi-cultural to global communities.
The presenter is an assistant professor of art education and she received an internal grant for this project.

Unsung Heroes Art Competition
Brad LeDuc
The Lowell Milken Center's Unsung Heroes Art Competition, with a $7,500 grand prize, gives students grades 6-12 an opportunity to generate unique, creative interpretations both literal and abstract that honor the legacies of Unsung Heroes in an array of artistic mediums. Students may choose between celebrating an already discovered Unsung Hero or discovering a new Unsung Hero to share with the world.
 
This workshop gives art educators incite about the competition including the tools needed to go back to the classroom and introduce the project.  Participants will have an opportunity to view works from last year’s pilot competition and receive a 10-step lesson plan that connects to the national/state art standards.

Nomination Process for KAEA
Wendy Ping       
Do you know an outstanding art educator that should be recognized for their innovation and hard work?  This session will give you tips on filling out the paperwork, obtaining support letters and everything else needed to help a colleague get one step closer to earning a Kansas Art Education Association or a National Art Education Association award.

Implementing the National Visual Arts Standards
Helen Windhorst
Kansas City, Kansas Public Elementary Schools use a standards based progress report.  Come and hear about the journey the KCK elementary art teachers embarked upon to adapt and implement the new standards.  See what we have developed to positively impact our students' learning.

Using VTS to direct inquiry
Rosie Riordan
Participants will get opportunity to participate in a VTS discuss, break it apart and learn where to go next after the VTS discussion. VTS, Visual thinking Strategies is a process of improving students critical thinking and powers of observation while supporting literacy and college and career ready standards.

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 3
11:20AM – 12:20PM

Collaborative Art Ideas
Josie Mai
Presentation of several collaborative projects for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. Participants will make a classic version of their own during the workshop. See http://www.thebeehivecollaborative.com/ and http://www.josiemai.com/.

My Town My World- Kids and Architecture - Elementary K-5
Ronda Stevenson
Utilizing recycled materials and a few new reams of paper create a world that only a child can dream of. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own origami house and a tissue box diorama viewing the world through the eyes of a child where anything is possible, building a city where the imagination can run wild. This budget friendly unit presentation will include a power point tour of Pittsburg State Universities’ outstanding architecture to help spark ideas. The project/unit is designed for K-5 students and will feature ideas for technology integration, research-based strategies in the art classroom and implementing common core literacy.

Fun, Creative Projects & Ideas for the MS, HS
David Stueve
Workshop includes presentation on fun activities to celebrate holidays/birthdays such as Turkey Munching Contest and Crazy Mustache Contest. Simple project lessons include watercolor project and clay whistles. Fun Friday Video links. Hands-on activities.
Fee: $2.00 for DVD

Interactive Student Sketchbook
Annie Stewart
Sketchbooks for the 21st Century! Sketches, notes, vocabulary, portfolio, and more, all rolled into one. This workshop combines the traditional art student sketchbook with interactive note-taking strategies and graphic techniques to improve critical thinking skills and artistic habits of mind. The visual arts are more important than ever and provide multiple opportunities for nonlinguistic representation practice. ISSBs provide an excellent interface between the visual arts and CCR state standards we may required to support.  Bring a sketchbook and be ready to explore new ways to incorporate sketchbook assignments, note taking, vocabulary and more. Best part?  At the end of a semester, each student will have a complete, documented record of THEIR growth and learning in your class, a chronological portfolio of everything.

Kehinde Wiley: Power in Portraiture
Nick Foster
Learn about Kehinde Wiley and his art making process and create a portrait in his style.

OVERMAN STUDENT UNION WORKSHOP 4
1:30PM – 3:00PM

Choose Your Own Adventure
Katie Morris
Teaching with choice doesn't have to be chaotic. The presenter will share ideas for a range of choice-based instructional methods and setting up the classroom as a studio.

Teaching Creativity: Yes It Can and SHOULD Be Taught!
Kate Miller
How do you help teach and foster creativity in a world where everything is at your fingertips? We will explore real world examples on fostering creativity in your classroom that will influence you, your students and your community to be more creative and inspire the creative process all around you. By fostering a classroom culture that inspires creativity you can influence not only your students but an entire student body and community. We will explore ways to foster creativity in your classroom that has been used by educators, to help take ordinary to extraordinary and use this fuel to excite those around you in the creative process and strengthen the importance of art and the power it has to change lives and inspire innovation and creative thinking in other subject areas. Together, I will help inspire you to make changes in your classroom to influence all those around you as well as inspire you to fire up your creativity and creating a stronger student connection and lessons no matter what age student you teach and better your community as a while.  Creativity can and SHOULD be taught; together we can make that happen!

Art Assessment:  Measuring Student Growth
Amanda Martin-Hamon  & Joyce Huser 
As we know, measuring student growth over time is an important pedagogical practice.  However, Kansas’s art teachers reveal concern regarding how they can measure student growth that aligns with state and local expectations.  While the revised state and national visual art standards provide various options, teachers and administrators are asking “how can teachers measure student achievement regarding the enduring understandings and the broader performance standards addressed through the new standards?”   Although the new performance standards provide steps toward helping students develop enduring understandings regarding the value of art in their lives, they are less specific than the old standards.  This requires new ways for measuring student achievement of these standards. 
This presentation will provide ways for alleviating the concerns teachers and administrators have regarding measuring student progress, by addressing a variety of ways for assessing progress related to these understandings.  Content will include unique ways for measuring student growth in art.  Resources and examples will be available.
This session will consider the following: How can assessment be developed that is student-friendly and helps shape and deepen student understanding about the value of art in their lives? What considerations are there for moving toward qualitative measures that reveal sound data related to students developing life-long skills and attributes that can be taught through art? What is the most current research about student growth measures?  And, how can teachers use this material to develop practical applications for art assessment?

Fund for Teachers Fellowship-Istanbul Experience
Trina Harlow
Attendees will learn about Fund for Teachers and the opportunity to design your own professional development workshops and become a Fund for Teachers Fellow. The presenter was a 2014 Fellow and went to Istanbul, Turkey for a mosaic workshop in this ancient city full of the world's most precious, ancient mosaics dating back to ancient Rome. You will learn how to apply for a $5000-$10,000 fellowship, tips for the application process, and details about the mosaic workshop the presenter attended. Attendees will also see examples of unique ways to use mosaics in the K-12 art classroom.

Unsung Heroes Art Competition
Brad LeDuc
The Lowell Milken Center's Unsung Heroes Art Competition, with a $7,500 grand prize, gives students grades 6-12 an opportunity to generate unique, creative interpretations both literal and abstract that honor the legacies of Unsung Heroes in an array of artistic mediums. Students may choose between celebrating an already discovered Unsung Hero or discovering a new Unsung Hero to share with the world.
 
This workshop gives art educators incite about the competition including the tools needed to go back to the classroom and introduce the project.  Participants will have an opportunity to view works from last year’s pilot competition and receive a 10-step lesson plan that connects to the national/state art standards.

Setting Goals for Personal Art-Making
Karen Matheis


Finding time for personal art making can be a challenge for busy art educators. Karen will present ides on how to utilize time and set personal goals. Group discussion will follow.

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 4
1:30PM – 3:00PM

Without a Press: Classroom and Artist Creative Approaches to Monoprinting
Lisa Kastello
Join this hands-on workshop as we work with Gelli Arts printing plates. Two perspectives will be presented: 1) classroom project ideas and budget friendly printmaking tactics for the K-12 classroom, 2) studio applications and non-traditional materials/methods.  The presentation of each perspective will include a demonstration of techniques, actual examples of completed work, and stories of personal experiences. After the presentation of both perspectives, participants will each have access to their own Gelli Arts printing plate, a brayer, acrylic paints, mark making tools, non-traditional materials, and paper. Participants may choose how they want to use their workshop time while mining for creativity. All materials will be provided.

Monoprinting on a Budget
Shawny Montgomery
Learn Mono-printing techniques using NASCO's latest product a stronger economic mono printing plate made for classroom use. Try the product and win door prizes from NASCO. Hands on workshop.

Fiber Illustration
Jennifer Sibley
Use thread, fabric, and found objects to give painted canvas an added dimension.  Participants will use diluted acrylic to paint on unprimed canvas pieces and choose from a variety of materials to further embellish the surface.  Tools/materials, Inspirational images, lesson plans, a sample power point, and additional resources for stitch tutorials and image transfer will all be provided.  Don't be scared: it's not sewing, it's drawing with thread!

Toro Nagashi: Commemorating Those That Have Passed
Hannah Sroor
This workshop explores the Ancient Buddhist holiday: Obon, which has roots in Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam. During the workshop, students will learn about how this holiday commemorates the departed, as well as how to construct their own Toro Nagashi (floating lantern).
Fee: $3.00

My Town My World- Kids and Architecture - Elementary K-5
Ronda Stevenson
Utilizing recycled materials and a few new reams of paper create a world that only a child can dream of. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own origami house and a tissue box diorama viewing the world through the eyes of a child where anything is possible, building a city where the imagination can run wild. This budget friendly unit presentation will include a power point tour of Pittsburg State Universities’ outstanding architecture to help spark ideas. The project/unit is designed for K-5 students and will feature ideas for technology integration, research-based strategies in the art classroom and implementing common core literacy.

OVERMAN STUDENT CENTER WORKSHOP 6
3:45PM – 5:15PM

Teaching Creativity: Yes It Can and SHOULD Be Taught!
Kate Miller
How do you help teach and foster creativity in a world where everything is at your fingertips? We will explore real world examples on fostering creativity in your classroom that will influence you, your students and your community to be more creative and inspire the creative process all around you. By fostering a classroom culture that inspires creativity you can influence not only your students but an entire student body and community. We will explore ways to foster creativity in your classroom that has been used by educators, to help take ordinary to extraordinary and use this fuel to excite those around you in the creative process and strengthen the importance of art and the power it has to change lives and inspire innovation and creative thinking in other subject areas. Together, I will help inspire you to make changes in your classroom to influence all those around you as well as inspire you to fire up your creativity and creating a stronger student connection and lessons no matter what age student you teach and better your community as a while.  Creativity can and SHOULD be taught; together we can make that happen!

The Electric Kiln: What Every Art Educator needs to know
David Sturm         
How do kilns work, and why do you care?  In this session, David Sturm, kiln tech of 20 years will answer those questions and give attendees a complete overview of what happens during a firing.  Additionally, he provides in-depth information on the safe and proper operation of ceramic kilns, local code requirements, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Drawing with Colored Pencils on Black Paper
Wyatt McCrea
Drawing with colored prismacolors on black print paper. This method brings out the true brilliance of colors like never seen before!

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Shannon Wedel
3-D lesson done with upper elementary students based upon study of 7 wonders of Ancient World. Easily adapted for any level.

Process and Stop Motion: William Kentridge
Katie Hammond
This workshop presents the importance of process within artworks. In the studio, participants will be using a Stop Motion App to turn charcoal drawings into a film like artist William Kentridge.

iPad as a Creative Tool
James Oliver
Educators will learn how to integrate the iPad into curriculum by creating 2-D Artwork utilizing digital drawing and painting apps. Apps discusses will include “Forge” and “ProCreate” among others.

Collaboration Tools in the Classroom
Kathleen Cigich & Larry Wayland
Learn various ways to engage K-12 students in the art classroom through use of hands-on activities that encourage students to think outside the box.  Participants will be invited to collaborate in exciting new formats for creating, presenting, responding and connecting.

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 6
3:45PM – 5:15PM

Plein Air Pastels OUTSIDE WORKSHOP
Lynn Felts
Participants will walk to University Lake, site on campus, to create a pastel outdoors. Various techniques will be taught including: sky, clouds, trees, bodies of water, shrubs, grasses, flowers, with an emphasis on composition. Instructors Lynn Felts and Master Pastelist, Martha Fitzwater, will demonstrate and be there to help all participants. A beautiful pastel landscape is guaranteed. Participants can bring their own pastel paper, pastels, blenders, board to tape pastel to, and small folding chair. If participants have none of the supplies, they will be provided for and additional $3 to the cost of the workshop for a total of $5. Those who have their own supplies, the cost is $2. All participants are encouraged to bring a small folding chair to sit in. 

Painting in 3-D
Woody Duncan
We will paint with florescent colors on a black background. When viewed through Chroma Depth glasses the colors will appear to separate. The results provide an exciting 3-D image.

"Stamps & Patterns & Grids &....Oh My!"
Linda Nelson-Bova
I will present an overview of a successful Design assignment that I have used that encompasses many different concept components and student choices.  The participant will be able to see a wide array of examples, work through the assignment from start to finish and walk out with a completed example.  Suitable for High School or Middle School.

Fiber Illustration
Jennifer Sibley
Use thread, fabric, and found objects to give painted canvas an added dimension.  Participants will use diluted acrylic to paint on unprimed canvas pieces and choose from a variety of materials to further embellish the surface.  Tools/materials, Inspirational images, lesson plans, a sample power point, and additional resources for stitch tutorials and image transfer will all be provided.  Don't be scared: it's not sewing, it's drawing with thread!

From Viewing to Doing: ArtLab, a place to Look, Create, Understand
Kandis Barker & Jane Hanni
HANDS ON! As museum educators, we all seek to offer our guests the spark that occurs when a viewer makes a connection with the object being viewed. Our challenge as an art museum is how do we effectively engage and educate our general viewers to make such connections possible?
In 2006, the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Ks, opened ArtLab, an art activity center for people of all ages and abilities—offered free to all. We developed an INTERACTIVE environment that enriches the gallery art viewing experience with applied learning gained by making art. (That’s how people learn!) 
Through INTERACTIVE tour strategies and the connections made by making art, viewers gain the interpretational skills and critical thought processes that make meaningful museum visits possible for a broad audience. The ArtLab incentive encourages a new generation of art museum visitors who are informed about art and art processes as they Look, Create and Understand. 
In this session we will DISCUSS a work of art and CREATE AN ART PROJECT that corresponds with the artwork being viewed.

Honoring Memory: Mexican Nichos
Libby Eggleston
We will be learning about Mexican Nichos and the make our own Nicho in order to honor a person or event in our lives.
Fee: $2.00

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS:

OVERMAN STUDENT UNION WORKSHOP 7
9:00AM – 10:00AM

Intersections: Contemporary Art & Math
Karen Gerety Folk
Learn about culturally diverse contemporary sculpture, painting, and new media artworks in the JCCC/Nerman Museum collection that address mathematical concepts. Discussion questions, artist biographies, and PowerPoint images will be provided.

Technology in the Art Room
Kate Miller
How can you bring more technology into the art room with out a large budget or taking away from the hands on art media we are used to as art educators?  I will show you ways I use technology to enhance my students learning that have improve creativity, craftsmanship, art exploration and more.

Media Art Standards Forum
Joyce Huser         
As Kansas considers incorporating the National Media Art Standards into school curriculum Christina Lamoureaux, Joyce Huser, and Jodee Johnson will provide an opportunity for an open forum to discuss ideas for developing Kansas Media Arts Standards based on the National Media Arts Standards.  Discussion will include needed resources to guide incorporating such standards. Ready-made questions with graphic organizers will navigate the discussion. Exploring the uniqueness of using Media Art Standards and venues in association with Career and Technical Education will be included in the dialogue. This exercise of stretching will deepen use of art fundamentals and address a vast variety of curricular areas from drawing, painting and sculpture to graphic design, filmmaking, video, and interactive media. The presentation and discussion will allow participants the opportunity to apply their new knowledge and will provide them with practical references to take back home.  Demonstrations on possible association between Visual Art Standards and Media Art Standards will be considered, lending the arts a stronger position in the multimedia 21st Century.

The Electric Kiln: What Every Art Educator needs to know
David Sturm         
How do kilns work, and why do you care?  In this session, David Sturm, kiln tech of 20 years will answer those questions and give attendees a complete overview of what happens during a firing.  Additionally, he provide in-depth information on the safe and proper operation of ceramic kilns, local code requirements, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting.

iPad as a Creative Tool
James Oliver
Educators will learn how to integrate the iPad into curriculum by creating 2-D Artwork utilizing digital drawing and painting apps. Apps discusses will include “Forge” and “ProCreate” among others.

Drawing with Colored  Pencils on Black Paper
Wyatt McCrea
Drawing with colored prismacolors on black print paper. This method brings out the true brilliance of colors like never seen before!

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 7/8
9:00AM – 11:15AM

Amazing Masks
Lynn Felts & Cal Mahin
Participants will be provided with a pre-formed masks. They will generate designs based on research of reference material from various tribal cultures. These designs could be from cultures you descended from or wish you descended from. Participants can also generate designs from symbols that are personally significant to them. Once a design is created, the masks will be painted with acrylic and embellishments added such as: yarn, embroidery cord, feathers, beads, etc. Participants can bring their own paint, brushes and embellishments as well as reference material. Otherwise all materials will be provided.
Fee: $5.

Photogram Cyanotypes OUTSIDE WORKSHOP
Rhona McBain
Rhona McBain will share the expressive possibilities of cyanotypes. Learn how to sensitize paper, all about photograms, different coating techniques and how to uses cyanotypes in the classroom. It is encouraged that you bring along interesting objects that can be flattened to make interesting compositions; leaves, cotton wool, flowers, paper, large format negatives etc. 

Aprendiendo del Arte-Learning from Art
Trina Harlow
Aprendiendo del Arte means learning from art in Spanish. This hands-on, make-and-take workshop will give art educators the opportunity to start or complete 9 different Latino inspired art projects that can easily be adapted for K-12 art classrooms: Huichol Yarn Painting, Oaxacan Wood Painting, Story Teller Dolls, Cut Tin ornaments, Papel Picado, Papel People, Dia de los Muertos Skulls, Retablos or Nichos, Ojo de Dios, Focus will be on globally inspired art, multiculturalism, higher order thinking, STEAM, and curriculum integration. Ideas for community involvement will also be discussed. Lesson plans and informative slide show will be provided to all participants via Dropbox.

Tearing Mountains - Watercolor Collage
Woody Duncan
This is a very successful and exciting introduction to the magic of watercolor. Our composition will be created by tearing white paper to create a mountain/landscape collage. Then we will paint using only three colors to reinforce color theory. This lesson also will reinforce the basic clues to perspective. All materials supplied - plus a CD with the lesson plan for each participant.

Fired Up For Enameling
Kris Bohanan
Attendees will learn Enameling Essentials using an enameling kiln. Teachers will learn what is needed for the classroom.  Techniques learned and used will be Sgraffito and Stencils.  Participants will enamel earrings, pendant/pin, OR bracelet.    
There will be a materials fee of $10.

Interactive Student Sketchbook
Annie Stewart
Sketchbooks for the 21st Century! Sketches, notes, vocabulary, portfolio, and more, all rolled into one. This workshop combines the traditional art student sketchbook with interactive note-taking strategies and graphic techniques to improve critical thinking skills and artistic habits of mind. The visual arts are more important than ever and provide multiple opportunities for nonlinguistic representation practice. ISSBs provide an excellent interface between the visual arts and CCR state standards we may required to support.  Bring a sketchbook and be ready to explore new ways to incorporate sketchbook assignments, note taking, vocabulary and more. Best part?  At the end of a semester, each student will have a complete, documented record of THEIR growth and learning in your class, a chronological portfolio of everything.

OVERMAN STUDENT UNION WORKSHOP 8
10:15AM – 11:15AM

Teens on the Loose in the Museum: Curate This!
Betsy Knabe Roe
This workshop introduces participants to Sabatini Art Gallery’s unique program for teens, Curate This!, a 5-month curatorial project completed by area High schoolers.  I will present information on the organization and collaboration needed as well as how to get started.   Participants will receive handouts of support materials including worksheets and curriculum.   For a look at this year’s curators and exhibit - http://tscpl.org/gallery/exhibitions/2015-curate.

The Electric Kiln: What Every Art Educator needs to know
David Sturm         
How do kilns work, and why do you care?  In this session, David Sturm, kiln tech of 20 years will answer those questions and give attendees a complete overview of what happens during a firing.  Additionally, he provide in-depth information on the safe and proper operation of ceramic kilns, local code requirements, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting.

iPad as a Creative Tool
James Oliver
Educators will learn how to integrate the iPad into curriculum by creating 2-D Artwork utilizing digital drawing and painting apps. Apps discusses will include “Forge” and “ProCreate” among others.

Drawing with Colored  Pencils on Black Paper
Wyatt McCrea
Drawing with colored prismacolors on black print paper. This method brings out the true brilliance of colors like never seen before!

Docent Roundtable
Karen Gerety Folk
Docent management will be the focus of this engaging round table discussion. Bring something great in terms of a success story, anecdotes of creative problem solving, and helpful resources to share with each other. Also bring your questions to pose to the group! Docents are our partners in museum education, and they are also our students as lifelong learners.

OVERMAN STUDENT WORKSHOP 9
12:30PM – 1:30PM

Teshima Yukei:  A Master Innovator in Japanese Calligraphy
Susan Nakao
Master Teshima stunned the international art world in the 1950's with his amazing minimal-character calligraphy work, Hokai (Collapse).  With only a few strokes of his spiritually powerful brush, he demonstrated the destruction he, himself, experienced during the air raid bombings on Tokyo in 1945 during WWII.

From 2012 - 2014, I served on a translation team translating the biography of Teshima Yukei, written by his eldest son, also a calligrapher.  Come a see these dynamic works that include deep spiritual meanings.  This is a great way to introduce your students to the "unseen" aspects and spiritual meanings in abstract art!

Lady Liberty:  The Story you Never Knew
Shannon Wedel
Learn how the Statue of Liberty came to be - its history, inspirations, and all of the amazing people involved in the process.  Projects based upon Lady Liberty will be shown as well.

Round table scramble
Rosie Riordan
Come participate in this round table exploration of objects and how to teach with them using inquiry. Group will be divided into smaller teams, given an object and 15 minutes to decide what inquiry methods you could use to present this object. Each group will give their presentation to the whole and we will discuss each presentation and the method used and how it could be implemented in your classroom.

FunDigital Resources for Teaching Art and Art History!
Bethany Janssen
In this workshop, I will be introducing a variety of fun, free, digital resources for teaching in an active art education setting.  This is a great workshop for those in need of new ideas for incorporating history into art or those who just like to have fun and stroke their own creativity!

PORTER HALL WORKSHOP 9
12:30PM – 1:30PM

Wearable Watercolor Art
Mary Sue F. Foster & Nancy S. Squire
Use special "no-flo" and dyes to create watercolor effect on silk scarves. 
The result is wash-fast and light-fast colors on wearable art.  Treatment with "no-flo" stabilizes the dyes.
Fee: $5.00

Collaboration Tools in the Classroom
Kathleen Cigich & Larry Wayland
Learn various ways to engage K-12 students in the art classroom through use of hands-on activities that encourage students to think outside the box.  Participants will be invited to collaborate in exciting new formats for creating, presenting, responding and connecting.

My Town My World- Kids and Architecture - Elementary K-5
Ronda Stevenson
Utilizing recycled materials and a few new reams of paper create a world that only a child can dream of. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own origami house and a tissue box diorama viewing the world through the eyes of a child where anything is possible, building a city where the imagination can run wild. This budget friendly unit presentation will include a power point tour of Pittsburg State Universities’ outstanding architecture to help spark ideas. The project/unit is designed for K-5 students and will feature ideas for technology integration, research-based strategies in the art classroom and implementing common core literacy.

Spirograph Brooches
Hanna Brown
Making spirograph brooches and the influence of geometry in nature. Along with cultural impact of the spirograph.
Fee: $3.00

POWr Countdown Timer