IAEA Conference 2017

One of my favorite times of year is the annual Illinois Art Education Association fall conference because I get to teach and learn with hundreds of art teachers from around the state.  This year I presented two workshops: Recyclables to Magnificent Papier Mache Sculptures and Involving Students in the Assessment Process.  Both sessions went great and had a positive response from the participants.

In the papier mache workshop I explained to teachers how I approach teaching papier mache at Hester and then let teachers dive right in to create their own sculptures.  Here are a few photos from that session:

After lunch I attended a session from an amazing teacher, Michelle Lynn from Downers Grove South High School (who is one of the teachers I student taught with) on using blogs and tumblr to share, critique and assess student artwork.

Then I presented a session on involving students in the assessment process.  This session was a packed house with about 40 art teachers in attendance.  I…