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Workshop Descriptions 

2023-2024

Updated 23-24 PDF of the workshops.

Questions about PD workshops contact

Kristin Cuomo

kcuomo@scalaart.org

and/or

Samantha O'Rourke / sorouke@scalaart.org

Some of the workshops require a $10 reservation fee. You may send a check or pay using Venmo. Just click on the button to pay using Venmo. This fee will be returned if you attend the workshop.

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• District CTLE Membership teacher: Regular workshops included FREE;

• Individual General Member: $25 per 3-hour workshop | $50 per 6-hour workshop (in addition to your $25 membership fee);

• Individual Retired/Unemployed Member: $10 per 3-hour workshop | $20 per 6-hour workshop (in addition to your $20 membership fee);

• Non-Member: $60 per 3-hour workshop | $80 per 6-hour workshop

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Triskele Paper Globes

Clinician: Kasmira Mohanty

Date: Thursday / October 19, 2023

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location: Huntington High School, Room 251

Come learn about the history and symbolism of a “Triskele."These globes can be created using hand-rendered or digital illustrations on paper. This project is an outstanding exercise in teaching students how to negotiate design solutions for converting a flat design into a three-dimensional object to play with, gift or simply admire. A myriad of connective lessons in illustration and design can be woven into creating these globes, elementary up to high school level courses. You’ll be given hands-on instruction on how to make these surprising easy to assemble globes.

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Paper Towel Tubes are Teriffic Art Supplies

 

Clinician: Carrie Grillo         

Date: Thursday / October 26, 2023

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location:  New Lane Elementary School

Come explore sculpture to relief projects for students of various ages and abilities using paper towel and toilet paper tubes.

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Modulars and More Media

Clinician: Missy Longo-Lewis & Jacqueline Korsen

Date: Thursday / November 9, 2023

Time: 4:30-7:30

Location: Lindenhurst Middle School

Want to engage your students in a paper engineering festival? We have mustered up some creative models, as well as exciting methods of altering and personalizing them. The practice, patience and precision of Origami reinforces spatial and kinesthetic skills, and more! Media and resources for all learners will be supplied by instructors. Marvelous Models await you!

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Clinician:  Carmela Bode

Dates:  Thursday / December 7, 2023

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location: Lindenhurst High School

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a methodology to teach students of all ages and backgrounds how to analyze art. Using any artwork, the facilitator asks three questions to engage discussion. Participants describe what they see and the facilitator connects each person's response and elevates the vocabulary by paraphrasing. A VTS session can be any length of time and can be lead by teachers of all subject areas.

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Imagine, Create, and Collaborate; The Monster Project

Clinician: Krystal Zaglool

Date:  Thursday / January 18, 2024

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location:  Idle Hour Elementary School, Oakdale

Come have a "Monster" good time learning about three different collaboration projects! In this workshop you will see examples of elementary students imaginative monster drawings. These drawings were then recreated by high school students using three different mediums including drawing, sewing and clay. You will leave the workshop with lots or resources, handouts and samples.

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SPECIAL EVENT - Amaco Clay

Clinicians:  Amaco (Diana Faris) Supplier Lisa Distefano (of Earth and Vessel) Teacher

Date:  Friday / February 9, 2024

Time:  4:00pm-10:00pm

Location:  New Lane Elementary School

Come learn about and create different projects using clay. An evening of fun, collaboration, and colleagueship. Dinner will be provided, as well as resources, handouts, and giveaways! This event's space is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

A $10 deposit/check is required to reserve your spot for this special event. This will be returned to you when you attend the event. If you do not attend, you forfeit your deposit. Please make checks out to "Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA)" and mail to SCALA at PO Box 1406, Selden, NY 11784.

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Art Games

Clinician: Jacqueline Korsen & Ashley Booth

Date: Thursday / March 14, 2024

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Lindenurst Middle School

This workshop is designed for the art teacher to bring some fun and light hearted competition into your art classroom. Teachers will have the opportunity to play and construct some of the games presented. Students will be given experiences to promote learning of art concepts, vocabulary and classroom procedures, along with team building. An “All hands on deck” approach is used to get your students involved in their learning process where everyone is a winner!

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SPECIAL EVENT -Heckscher Museum of Art 

Long Island’s Best and New Acquisitions

Clinician:  Heckscher Museum of Art

Date: Thursday / April 18, 2024

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm 

Location: Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY 

Join us for a tour of the 28th annual Long Island’s Best exhibition! Explore the galleries with our Education team, and learn how art students are responding to works of art that were on view in the Museum, as well as a look into what inspires the youth of today- using their art as a platform to share ideas. There are always so many ways that K-12 art teachers can be inspired to enhance their curriculum, as we explore the show and the themes that stand out. Next, we will tour and discuss our new exhibition, The Rains are Changing Fast: New Acquisitions in Context. This is an exciting show that highlights some of our most recent acquisitions, paired with older works from the collection- creating unique juxtapositions and dialogue. We will be creating a Color-Aid collage inspired by the painting Horizon by Odili Donald Odita, a Nigerian abstract painter. The project will be appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

A $10 deposit/check is required to reserve your spot for this special event. This will be returned to you when you attend the event. If you do not attend, you forfeit your deposit. Please make checks out to "Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA)" and mail to SCALA at PO Box 1406, Selden, NY 11784.

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Zentangle Zeal

Clinician: Missy Longo-Lewis 

Date:  Thursday / May 2, 2024

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

Location:  Lindenhurst Middle School

How can you bring a method of drawing beautiful lines and patterns, “one stroke at a time” to your students? This class will introduce you to the Zentangle method and give you the basic tools for creating simple to complex individual and collaborative works. Join us for a relaxing and inspiring drawing experience. Materials will be supplied by instructor.

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SPECIAL EVENT 

Alcohol Ink and Long Island Museum Gallery Tours

Clinician: Bonnie Schwartz (Art Ala Carte) & Sam O'Rourke, Kristin Cuomo (SCALA)

Date:  Thursday / May 30, 2024

Time:  4:30pm-7:30pm

Location:  Long Island Museum Studio and Art Galleries, 1200 Route 25a, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Join Artist/Art Educator Bonnie Schwartz as you learn how to use the magical and unique medium of Alcohol Ink in your classroom. You will be amazed by the intense pigmentation, variety of colors, and multiple uses of Alcohol Ink! Then tour the exhibits on view, including The Power of Two: Artist Couples of Long Island at the Long Island Museum with educators. Alchohol Ink is most suitable for middle and upper grade classrooms, but all teachers are encouraged to join us to get creative and socialize at this end of the season event!

 

A $10 deposit/check is required to reserve your spot for this special event. This will be returned to you when you attend the event. If you do not attend, you forfeit your deposit. Please make checks out to "Suffolk County Art Leaders Association (SCALA)" and mail to SCALA at PO Box 1406, Selden, NY 11784.

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