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Workshops for Busy Educators!

Are you responsible for organizing Professional Development for your school, board a conference? Do you want practical, hands-on workshops that inspire and energize? Choose from any of the workshops listed below, or call 905-898-4240 to customize a presentation that is tailored to your specific needs.



1. ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION

Do you love art, but hate to evaluate it? Then this workshop is the one for you! Engage in hands-on, language rich, practical activities as you learn about the principles of quality classroom art assessment. Explore a variety of approaches to student self-evaluation that take the pressure off you. Discover successful classroom organization strategies for managing student portfolios and sketchbook/journals. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


2. PAINTING in the Elementary Classroom

Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves! Experiment with line, colour, texture and shape as you learn a variety of painting techniques and how painting develops creative, critical thinking. Discover successful classroom organization strategies that take the "pain" out of painting. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


3. PRINTMAKING in the Elementary Classroom

Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves! Experiment with monoprint, stamp, stencil, relief and frottage (rubbing) printmaking techniques. Discover how making prints develops creative, critical thinking. Learn how to mount, mat, display and number prints. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!

4. SCULPTURE in the Elementary Classroom

Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves! Discover how to use inexpensive, easy to get materials to create 3 dimensional art. Learn how making sculpture develops creative, critical thinking. Choose from a range of unique and successful studio-based sculpture projects to create samples appropriate for your own grade. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


5. DRAWING: Where do I start?

Explore hands-on, language rich, practical activities as you discover the importance of drawing and how even the non-artist can teach it. Learn how to include drawing each day with specific drawing strategies that will help your students develop critical, creative thinking. Take home your personally created sketchbook/journal filled with ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


6. CLAY in the Elementary Grades

Bring an apron and roll up your sleeves! Experiment with line, texture and form as you learn pinch, coil and slab handbuilding techniques. Learn how manipulating clay develops creative, critical thinking. Discover successful classroom organization strategies that make working with clay safe and easy. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


7. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES in the Classroom

Discover the importance to learning of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Learn how to teach so students will learn through their many intelligences. Participate in hands-on, practical strategies for developing Spatial and Kinesthetic Intelligences through visual arts. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!


8. BRAIN BASED LEARNING

Learn what scientists now know about the brain and cognition. Discover the impact of the arts on learning and how to create a "brain-friendly" classroom. Participate in hands-on, practical activities using visual arts
to stimulate brain development. Take home ideas that address the expectations of your Curriculum that you can use in your classroom the next day!

 
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