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You can enjoy a full day of art-making and discussion with your district art team. Districts have access to special ‘team’ pricing – meaning you won’t have to pay out of pocket.
CJ Hendry (b. 1988) is a New York-based artist originally from Brisbane, Australia who transforms her fascination with contemporary material culture into large scale, photorealistic drawings of objects ranging from the ordinary to the aspirational. A self-professed “lover of products,” Over the years CJ has developed her practice and moved toward a more experiential presentation format. Nowadays she mixes her meticulous drawings with a larger all-encompassing story.
CJ Hendry invites you into her studio to take a look behind the scenes and see what is happening with one of the world’s most popular contemporary artists. Learn the stories behind her iconic works, what inspires her, and how she continues to produce such incredibly impressive drawings and installations.
Nic Hahn is a K-5th grade elementary art specialist at a school in Rogers, Minnesota, and the host of the Everyday Art Room podcast. She has been teaching for 18 years, at several schools in the Midwest. She has had the opportunity to work with students from preschool up to adult learners and every age in between.
In this presentation, Nic will show you how students will create an underpainting of bright and bold watercolors. They will also paint negative space of botanicals and shapes and add shapes and lines to create designs on the negative space. It is a simple lesson that your students can be successful in your own classroom.
Art to Remember helps teachers and schools fundraise by turning student artwork into treasured keepsakes. It’s a fundraiser that parents will thank you for and one that you’ll be proud of.
Sammy is a K-4 Art and STEAM teacher at Gower West Elementary School in Willowbrook, IL. She has a unique background in Veterinary Medicine, Fiction Writing, Property Management, and PR, but finally found her way into the teaching world! She has been teaching Art for 5 years, but previously was a K-8 ELL teacher. Her passion for teaching art is to inspire students to persevere, find the beauty in their “beautiful oops”, and learn about themselves in the process.
Learn how to create a successful E-Learning Day in Art! Learn where to begin with ideas, projects, and resources, and how to collect the data you need to pass along to your administration. Students as young as Kindergarten can be successful during E-Learning days and actually ask for more!
Don Masse teaches at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, a public elementary school with a visual arts focus. He writes about his art room experiences on his blog, www.shinebritezamorano.com. He is a contributing editor for Arts & Activities magazine, where he shares ways to incorporate living artists into the elementary art curriculum.
In this presentation, Don will share ideas for digital photo experiments you could do with phones or tablets. From double exposure portraits to digital murals to green screen experiments involving your playgrounds, these projects are sure to have your kids engaged!
Kerri Waller has been teaching art at Simpson Middle School in Marietta, Georgia for the past 11 years. She is the 2017-18 Simpson Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2017-18 Georgia Art Education Association Middle-Level Teacher of the Year, and a gold level Cobb County Distinguished STEM Educator. You can follow her on Twitter @WallerArt.
Learn how to advocate for your art program! This presentation highlights 8 effective ways that YOU can advocate for and advance your art program. Learn how you can help others see the importance of your program by using your words to reach the school community in person and on social media.
Caitlyn is the art specialist at two elementary schools in Natick, MA.
As an avid powerlifter and tiny business owner, she goes by Coach T, and passionately integrates the importance of growth mindset into her teaching practice. To encourage and inspire creative challenges, Caitlyn uses mindfulness techniques to redirect frustration into confidence-fuel. “When we ‘feel the burn’, it’s proof that we’re growing!” It is her mission to coach students’ natural abilities and facilitates the development of confident young innovators in a space that recognizes differences as assets and empowers young minds to see mistakes as evidence of growth. For adventures in the art room and personal creative exploration, follow @artwithcoacht or visit www.ArtwithCoachT.com.
In this digital age, hand-bound books are becoming increasingly precious. In this presentation, we will explore the magic of handcrafted books, from simple folding to ancient sewn structures. Come join Coach T and learn about books as traditional and/or sculptural pieces reflective of history while featuring some modern twists! Enjoy the tactile experience and process of creating unique artifacts to be cherished and modified to your personal interests!
Caroline Gardner has been teaching art since 2008 and can’t imagine anything better. She particularly loves teaching a broad range of media, from metalsmithing, medieval calligraphy, and fiber arts to sculpture, oil painting, and drawing. Caroline is an active artist, currently working on creating 100 small oil paintings and trying to paint daily.
Caroline works in a progressive independent school in the heart of Chicago, teaching 5th through 12th-grade art. During a day, she sees 10-year-olds to 18-year-olds, loving the variety and energy they each bring.
Caroline lives in Evanston, IL, with her husband and three young sons. When she is not running around with her kids, she is drinking tea, doing yoga, and painting until someone yells “mama!”
Indigo exists in plants that grow all over the world. It is virtually the only blue dye that occurs in nature. Your students can learn the art of Shibori, a process of binding fabric and dipping it in indigo dye. The dyed fabric is beautiful and unique to each student and can be used in so many ways. In this presentation, you will learn how to set up an exciting indigo day in your classroom and what you can do with the fabric afterward. This can be done with any age of students from elementary through high school.
As a classroom teacher, Yvonne always used art to make connections with academics. Now, as the studio art teacher, she works to seamlessly merge the two. She is constantly amazed by the work her students create and how they see the world. Art, cheeseburgers, talking and collaborating with others has always been a few of her favorite things. She is a Texas native who studied in Wisconsin, only to return to the Lone Star state to teach her passion.
So you’re done with the printing plate? The fun doesn’t have to end. Take printmaking to the next level by applying it to fashion, like Andy Warhol did. Join Yvonne as she shows you how you can create foam marker prints and extend the project to textiles–then watch your students work their magic!
Debi West has been teaching children through the vehicle of the visual arts for 25 years. Debi has extensive experience at both the elementary and high school levels, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to the field.
Debi holds a variety of advanced degrees in Art Education and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in language and literacy at the University of Georgia. She is currently pursuing her dream of consulting and working with teachers to implement PBL learning.
It may seem strange to be thinking about summer already, but now is the time! Whether you want to create enrichment opportunities for the students in your program or just keep yourself busy over the summer, this presentation is for you. Debi will draw on her years of experience to show you the nuts and bolts of creating a successful summer art camp!
Rachel Albert is a middle school art teacher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition to her role in developing curriculum and engaging students through a wide range of instructional approaches in the art classroom, she is also the school’s Student Activities Coordinator. Rachel strives to engage all students in art education through integrated learning and school-wide initiatives. Having developed an innovative technology-based curriculum, Rachel uses blended learning, art-related apps, and google classroom to support learning while bringing student voice to art experiences.
Winter 2020 is Rachel’s fifth time presenting at an Art of Ed Now conference, and she can’t wait to share more ideas with you.
Remember when your life changed the day you learned you could use a plastic cup as a cell phone speaker or a water bottle to separate yolks? Well, step aside Buzzfeed, because, in this presentation, Rachel will blow your mind with ten art teacher hacks for organization, clean up, instruction, and more!
Sarah Krajewski is a PreK-5th-grade art educator in Cambridge, WI. Sarah is passionate about encouraging positive self-affirmations and strong mental health in her classroom by being there for her students mentally, emotionally, and artistically. Sarah is a magazine writer for The Art of Education University and loves sharing her classroom ideas with other educators. She also enjoys being an artist, creating her own bright, happy abstract paintings and wearable art.
“I am positive. I am creative. I am mindful. I am amazing. I am an artist.” With these words, Sarah’s students practice positivity, self-affirmation, and awareness of their emotions. In this presentation, she will walk you through the process of developing a mantra, discuss the benefits of using a mantra in your classroom, and give you strategies that will work for your students.
Jocelyn Stephens joined the art education field in the Fall of 2017 and currently serves a community of Early Childhood through fifth-grade students in downtown Houston, Texas. Over the past 15 years, her realm of creativity has spanned from drawing, photography, graphic design, and painting. She teaches art with a desire to foster creative confidence in youth and provide exposure to the arts to benefit them well beyond their adolescent years.
Too often, as our students grow older, we see their confidence in drawing begin to decline. In this presentation, Jocelyn will share three ways to increase drawing confidence in your classroom. Learn new ideas and approaches for working with whiteboards, sketchbooks, and iPads, and the best ways to implement these ideas with your students.
Khadesia is a Winthrop University graduate currently in her third year of teaching elementary art. She teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at both Wright Elementary School and Belton Elementary School in South Carolina. She enjoys that her career as an art teacher allows for a creative outlet to experiment with creating new lessons, classroom management strategies, and techniques for skill-building. More importantly, she loves teaching art because it also allows her to share her love of art-making with the little ones– and the messes can be exciting, too!
Classroom management is a skill that all teachers need in order to create a safe and welcoming environment for their students. However, when your class size gets up to 30 students or more, things can get a little uncomfortable for the students AND the teacher. But, let’s face it–we still have work to do in the art room regardless of the elements! In this presentation, Khadesia will inspire you to try out a few techniques with your large classes to help maintain a structured and fun environment.
Abby is a middle school art teacher in Omaha, NE as well as a writer for the Art of Education. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.
Almost every teacher uses watercolor, but rarely do we move beyond teaching the basic techniques. In this presentation, Abby will show you a variety of ideas for experiments, techniques, and projects to take watercolor to the next level in your art room!
Jordan DeWilde currently teaches high school art in Oregon, Illinois. He strives to develop lessons with positive representations of diverse artists and issues. His mission is to encourage students’ individual creativity through inclusive curriculum.
Art is not only something that is in the past–it is constantly growing and evolving. Introducing your students to contemporary artists can engage students and help them make connections. In this presentation, Jordan will show you a variety of new contemporary artists and share ideas for projects that your students will love!
Amanda O’Shaughnessy is an elementary art teacher in Overland Park, KS. She holds undergraduate degrees in Art and Art History and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Amanda has over eight years of teaching experience in a wide variety of settings ranging in teaching from a cart to developing curated art tours. In addition to teaching art, Amanda is passionate about applying her creative efforts to the company she runs with her husband, Ocean and Sea. Follow her creative journeys on Instagram at @oceanandsea and @artoshaughnessy.
In this presentation, Amanda will show you how to take your printmaking to the next level by adding complexity and maybe even collaboration. Join her as she shows you how she gets her elementary students exploring and experimenting with linoleum block prints. See how to make multiples, add mixed media, try new techniques, and how students can work together to make a large-scale collaborative project.
Levar Robinson is the art teacher at Tapp Middle School in Cobb County, GA. He is in his 16th year of teaching, his 6th year at Tapp, and only his second year in the art position because he was formerly a Special Education teacher. He hopes to inspire others and spread love through his art.
Mural artists have a huge platform, with countless numbers of people viewing their works every day. In this presentation, Levar will share how he tries to teach kids to use this platform to make change, motivate, inform, uplift and educate others in their schools and communities.
Jeanne lives in Colfax, Wisconsin with her husband, her dog, 4 horses, and two barn cats. She teaches kindergarten and loves it. After her own kids graduated from high school, she came up with the idea that she would finish many of the books that she had written and publish them. Learning how to publish a children’s book has been a wonderful experience for her, and she loves to share as she continues to learn about it every day.
Interested in learning how to make colorful painted papers? Jeanne Styczinski is an author and illustrator of three children’s books. She will show you her process of how to make colorful painted papers that you can use for a variety of collage projects. As an acrylic artist, she paints over newspaper with brightly colored paint. She then uses everyday objects to design patterns and/or textures that give her paper a unique look. She is excited to share her process of making colorful paper!
Kathy Dang is a K-5 art teacher at a large elementary title school in Sioux Falls, SD. Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in K-12 art education and a master’s degree in education with a focus on special populations of students. For more information about a variety of mindfulness resources, she has found helpful and for access to the breathing techniques, she teaches her students, check out her website at www.TheMindfulEd.com or follow her on Instagram @themindfuled
In this presentation, Kathy will share a variety of techniques, strategies, and ideas to help you promote mindfulness in your art room. After establishing a yoga and mindfulness routine when faced with teacher burnout, Kathy received her yoga certificate and began teaching kids yoga and started incorporating breathing and mindfulness strategies in her classroom. Utilizing mindfulness techniques in the classroom has greatly benefitted Kathy’s care for herself and her students.
Tara Barnes teaches in the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, KS, where she also leads professional development for an amazing group of art teachers. Sharing ideas with teachers is very important to her because she had such great mentors early on in her career. Through her experiences teaching every grade level, she is a big believer that a teacher who finds ways to connect with other art teachers will be able to conquer the world… and the art room. She currently teaches at Prairie Star Middle and loves being the bridge between the learning in elementary to high school.
Be a “Guitar Hero” in your Art room! Tara will share a sculpture project that will bring the symbols found in music together with a cardboard guitar sculpture. She will walk you through the process of design as they look through lyrics to decide what each part of the guitar should be. This project idea will appeal to a variety of grade levels and will not break the art budget bank!
Echo Zoyiopoulos has been a teacher at Middle Park High School in Granby, Colorado for nine years. A typical day involves teaching painting, ceramics, photography, advanced studio art, and, of course, yearbook. Outside of school, Echo is an avid skier, biker, and climber, and seeks to use these passions to model for her students how they can combine the things that they love in order to build a rich, fulfilling existence.
In every subject area, students come into the classroom with varying levels of proficiency with their skill levels. In this presentation, Echo will offer ideas to make the exciting world of digital photography accessible to every learner. She will focus on methods for differentiating content, process, and product, and share ideas for assessment as well.
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Enjoy a hands-on presentation in every hour throughout the conference. That’s right! Artmaking. Every. Single. Hour.
Attendees receive a Guide to Artmaking prior to the event so you can be ready to create and share your artwork in the exclusive attendee Facebook group.
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Imagine receiving a box in the mail bursting with awesome art products, free samples, and test materials to try in your art room. Jackpot!
The first 2,000 conference registrants (in the Continental U.S.) will receive a swag box in the mail prior to the event.
Attend the conference and you’ll receive an official signed certificate of participation documenting 8 hours of professional development. You can present this certificate to your school* to earn PD points or PD hours.
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