NAEA Conference 2016
Halfway through the National Art Education Association Conference and I am LOVING every minute! It is great when the teacher is also a learner.
Here's a few highlights:
Gordon Parks Today: Social Justice Image Making Across Grade Levels
- First we toured the AMAZING brand new Gordon Parks Art Hall.
- Next we learned a little history about Gordon Parks - here's my favorite quote from Gordon:
- After previewing three different lessons that encourage students to use their voice to speak out against social injustice, we practiced making gelatin prints as a base for our imagery.
Thanks to the workshop leaders: Gina Alicea, Allison Beaulieu, and Sunny Neater-DuBow
|Ms. Alicea's students' work- powerful!|
|More student work of Ms. Alicea!|
|Can I just say "WOW!" I would love to teach in a room like this!|
Hand Paper making at the Center for Book and Paper Arts
Artist and professor Chris Flynn demonstrated both some basic principles of paper making and some more advanced applications. I can't wait to pick up my sheets of paper tomorrow and see how they turned out! (they had to dry overnight)
Here's some photos from the workshop:
Leading a Painting Class on a Shoestring Budget Through Recycling presented by Cathy Heller
- Cathy walked us through 3 different painting strategies, using repurposed and cost efficient supplies for classes K - 12 classroom.
- Then we started our reverse paintings on clear transparency
- We sketched out an idea, sanded the transparency, and then layered on the oil pastels.
- Next we added a layer of acrylic paint on top of the oil pastel working in small areas and etching patterns into the paint as we worked.
- Finally we added another layer of paint to each area so the etched areas would have color too.
I also attended a session on using a digital portfolio as a means to provide feedback - great session - hoping to explore some of the possibilities as we transition to google classroom next year!