Workshop Descriptions 

2020-2021

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Virtually Demonstrating Fine Arts Techniques

Clinician:  Lauren Lewonka

Dates:  Thursday / Sept. 24, 2020 and Thursday / Oct. 1, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location:  Online / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

COVID-19 presented many challenges to art educators across the country. One issue many faced: How can we best demonstrate fine art techniques remotely? We’ll explore ways you can record and edit your demonstrations, as well as demonstrate live if/when needed.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL ART TEACHERS

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Meeting Students Where They Art

Clinician: Karissa LaLima         

Dates:  Thursday / Oct. 8, 2020 and Thursday / Oct. 15, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location:  Online / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

This workshop is designed to help you identify the varied needs your students may have in the 2020-2021 school year, and create goals around which you can reframe your lessons and instruction in order to provide your students with a meaningful, relevant art education during a time of instability.

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Introduction to Photopea

Clinician:  Kasmira Mohanty

Dates:  Thursday / Oct. 22, 2020 and Thursday / Oct. 29, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location:  Online / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

Have you or your students lost access to Photoshop when working from home? Photopea.com is a great alternative that does not need to be downloaded and is free. Work directly online. You can formulate assignments for your students or use it for personal projects. A complimentary Optical art assignment with full instructions will be provided for you to practice using Photopea.

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Choice Boards

Clinician:  Theresa Dunnells

Dates:  Thursday / Nov. 5, 2020 and Thursday / Nov. 12, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location:  Online / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

Giving students a “Choice” can boost engagement and motivation, allow students to capitalize on their strengths, and allows them to meet their individual learning needs. Discover the many options, platforms & possibilities a Choice Board can offer your students. From the technology beginner to those who are savvy, participants will be able to tailor this self-created teaching tool to their individual Virtual Art Room. After exploring application options, tools & techniques, participants will have time to practice and create a few types of Choice Boards on their own, before reconvening to discuss, share, and present all of our ideas.

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The Biennial at the Heckscher Museum

Clinician: Heckscher Museum of Art 

Date:  Thursday / January 7, 2021

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location:  Online / You will be emailed meeting information prior to the workshop

Get inspired by the Long Island Biennial 2020 and create artwork to bring back to your classroom and enrich your K-12 curriculum! Learn about mixed media artist Roshanak Keyghobadi and painter Glen Hansen and discover new ways to use layering techniques.This open-ended adaptable lesson gives students of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to use their imaginations and express themselves, while also developing their technical skills!

 

Art kits will be mailed to all participants prior to the program date. More details to come!

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Create an Interactive Virtual Bitmoji Classroom

Clinician:  Patricia Stork

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

This workshop will help teachers create a Bitmoji classroom to help with virtual learning. I will show you how to create a classroom, we will go over different units that you can create and how you can use them with both google classroom and Microsoft teams.

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Use Google Docs for Virtual Class Critiques

 

Clinician:  Theresa Dunnells

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

Maintaining standard practices of our Art Curriculum is going to be a challenge now that we are including Virtual Learning opportunities. At first glance, you might think that a Class critique is something that we might have to let go of. Well, we don’t. Come explore how to use Google Docs for a simple and respectful class critique. This method can be easily adjusted for all grades, and is easy to monitor, even for those who are just learning how to teach with technology.

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Splashes of Hope

Clinician: Grace Barrett  

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

This workshop will introduce participants to the mission of Splashes of Hope and the programs that support it. Programs include the volunteer artist program, creating designs to uplift hospitalized children and adult patients, and how to develop a Splash Club and community at your school. The presentation will also highlight mural recipient testimonials as well as the overall process of “Splashing” from sponsorship, fundraising, design and painting to installation. 

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Painting on Fabric Using Watercolor

Clinician: Kasmira Mohanty  

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

Learn how to paint on fabric using watercolor. This technique is economical and fun. Different strategies and embellishments you can add to your work will be demonstrated.
 

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Exploring Artists and Patterns

Clinician:  Louise Stephenson 

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

Come, experience the joy of patterns and discussing artists to bring back to your classroom. Revisit Henri Matisse focusing on his use of patterns, bold color and collage. Explore the commercial and fine art of living artist Matt W. Moore. Think about the individual pieces together to form an installation. Create samples with materials for the art supplies of a teacher on a budget in mind.

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An Evening of Clay

Clinician: Lisa Distefano

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location:  TBA

Explore a variety of clay techniques and materials. This workshop is sponsored by AMACO. Representatives from School Specialty, as well as other art catalog distributors, will introduce new merchandise and provide samples. Dinner will be provided.

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