2019 Keynote Speaker 

Sanford Greene

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Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic illustration and related industries for over 16 years. Working for mainline publishers such as, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit Marvel series “ Powerman and Iron Fist “ as well as illustration work for “ Black Panther ” and “ Luke Cage “. He is currently working on his creator owned online comic series for the popular Webtoons platform called “1000” and the critically acclaimed new title called “ Bitter Root “, an action fantasy set during the Harlem Renaissance, published by Image comics. Sanford also is an instructor in the art department for Benedict College. Copies of his book 1 of the Bitter Root series will be available for purchase for $10

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Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 24

3:00–6:00 pm Board Meeting - Watkins College of Art, Rm 804, Kathy Dumlao, President

7:00 pm Awards Dinner - Mid-South Ceramics/The Clay Lady Studio, Melody Weintraub, Awards Chair

Friday, October 25

7:00–8:00 am Registration and Check-In –Watkins College of Art, Lobby

7:00–8:00 am Breakfast in Café (Pastries, Fruit and Coffee/Tea)

8:00–8:30 am Welcome, Janis Nunnally, Conference Chair, Past President Theatre-500

Welcome from Watkins representative

Melody Weintraub, Awards Chair, President-Elect 

Introduction of TAEA Award recipients 

 8:30-9:30 am Key Note Speaker –Sanford Greene (invited), Theatre (500)

 9:30-10:00 am Vendors Open/Networking

10:00-10:50 am Super Session Check separate list of Presentations, Times, and Locations

11:10-12:00 am Super Sessions Check separate list of Presentations, Times, and Locations

12:00-1:00 pm Working Lunch (Division Meetings) check for room assignments

1:00-1:30 pm Vendors Open/Networking 

1:30-5:30 pm Hands-on workshops (4 hours) check for room assignments

6:30-8:00 pm Watkins Reception – Student Center 

Theme: Hoedown Throwdown

Artisan’s Market, VENDORS OPEN

Hands on art, Door Prizes

Saturday, October 26

7:00 -8:00 am     Registration and Check-In - Watkins College of Art lobby

7:00–8:00 am     Breakfast in Café, (Pastries, Fruit and Coffee/Tea)

8:00–8:10 am      Welcome - Janis Nunnally, Conference Chair

8:10- 8:30 am     Keynote Sessions TAEA Working Session Overview /Door prizes, Theatre (500)

8:30- 10:20 am   Keynote Session - check separate list of topics and location

10:30-12:00       TAEA General Meeting, Kathy Dumlao, TAEA President, Evaluations, Doorprizes!!!  Theatre (500)

12:00-1:00 pm   Working Lunch (Regional Meeting) check for room assignments

1:00-1:30 pm       Vendors/Networking

1:30–5:20 pm      Presentations and Hands-on workshops (4 hours) check for room assignments

5:20–5:30 pm      Studio Clean-up/workshop evaluations



Super Sessions

Friday, October 25, 2019

10:00 – 10:50 am

Just Push Play! – Christian Allen

Educators for years have studied the importance of play in the social and creative growth of children. Many studies have proven the importance of play in developing positive self-image, critical thinking, and resilience. Play can help children develop an increased awareness of spatial reasoning and creative thinking. And in recent studies, the power of play has been crucial when working with students who have experienced trauma. (All Levels)

Incorporating Sketchbooks into the Classroom – Carrol McTyre

As artists/teachers we all love the idea of sketchbooks but often struggle to find a way to make it part of our classroom practice or even our personal practice. What I will present to you is a sketchbook philosophy. You will leave the session with usable lessons, practical solutions, and a re-energized attitude to how sketchbooks can have a positive impact in your classroom. (High)

Teaching Literacy with Art – Mary Webster

Learn how to use art to teach the Tennessee Language Arts Standards. Information shared will be about the Brook’s Museum’s Narrative in Art program. In this program students take a field trip and tour collections while docents encourage them to analyze art using Language Arts vocabulary, describing setting, characters, and share a story that is seen in the works of art. This session will I will model docent discussions, share my arts integrated studio activity and highlight literacy concepts, how to differentiate the activity for different reading abilities, how to setup your classroom to encourage literacy by creating word walls. Leave with lesson plan and pre/post classroom activities. (Elementary)

Photography in Your Classroom? No Cameras? No Problem! – Amanda Tutor

In two years, a district went from zero Scholastic awards to 104. What changed? We added Photography as a course - and students thrived, earning 61 of the 104 awards. In this session, you will learn the precise methods of instruction that led to these results, and discover how you too -with or without actual cameras - can teach this course and provide a way for even more students to be successful in the visual arts! (All Levels)

Abducted by Aliens for a Nine Weeks – Ted Edinger

A fun hands-on interactive time that will give you practical ideas on how to theme an entire nine weeks’ worth of lessons.  You will walk out of our session not remembering a thing because the Men in Black will be at the door to wipe your memories clean! (You may want to take notes!)  (Elementary)

Challenge Based Art Lessons with Real-World Relevance and Application - Angela Naglieri and Kyle Anderson

Explore a variety of concepts and lessons that allow students to create personally authentic and meaningful artworks while applying cross-curricular skills & knowledge to real-world scenarios, issues, and context. (Elementary)

Outside the Box Assessments – Beth Affolter

Student artists (well all of us) are often bogged down in the beginning process of what to draw, as well as how to make it perfect. The goal here is for them to just draw, and learn to not be so attached to their marks, while making a cohesive creative work of art. The exam atmosphere is stressful, even when they are drawing a still life. This fast-paced assessment doesn’t really allow them to think too much! Once they start, it is great to see them draw -fast and furious - they all start to really have some fun! Teachers will also be making art to really understand the process!! The outcome is the process, but also the end result is a stronger, more creative work of art. (All Levels)

11:10 – 12:00 pm

Triggering Ideas in the Secondary Art Room – Angie McCarter and Stephanie Beiting

The new TN Visual Art Standards encourage teachers to provide more decision-making opportunities to students, however, when provided choice, it is common to see students struggle to develop unique individualized ideas. What kind of strategies can we use to help students become more creative with their choice work?  This presentation will introduce participants to several idea generation strategies through a hands-on, art-making activity geared for secondary students.   Participants will work collaboratively to create artwork by utilizing various “idea triggers,” and exploring different materials, while moving around the room to different stations.  (Middle/High)

Surviving the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of First-Year Teaching – Autumn Roe and Brendalynn Triplett

The first year of teaching can seem like you are thrown into the lion's den. This session will allow first-year teachers, College students, or administrators to see how our first year of teaching went. We will explain many tips and tricks for excelling in your first year of teaching. Things such as classroom management, discipline, and how to stay organized. Participates will also learn ways to keep teaching fresh so they can stay passionate about their careers for a long time. There will be handouts for participants to take, and ways for the participants to connect with each other after the session. Teachers will be able to take these strategies and connections back to their room and continue striving to be the best teacher they can be. (All Levels)

Battling Burnout – Ted Edinger

Burnout is something all teachers face in varying degrees throughout their career.   We are taxed mentally, emotionally, and physically, and need to know the signs of burnout & how to handle it. (All Levels)

How to Overcome Executive Function Deficits in the Art Classroom – Kathryn Cascio

Want to cultivate art students who thoughtfully plan, adapt, persist, face and overcome challenges, and reflect on progress? This session will help teachers understand the role of executive function skills like task initiation, ability to learn from mistakes, and self-regulation in the art class. Teachers will acquire language and resources to help students recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and learn to develop strategies to foster growth. The planning, implementation and assessment of lessons can explicitly address challenges that often impede student progress. (High)

Virtual Reality in Art Education – Jeremy Blair and David Gallop

This session presents Virtual Reality Art Education, a K-12 PD that guides art teachers on how to integrate virtual reality technologies and experiences into their classrooms. Innovative approaches on how to teach, create, and experience art using virtual reality in K-12 art classrooms are shared.  Session-goers will learn the basics of how to utilize virtual reality in their classrooms and experience virtual reality lessons and activities developed by K-12 art educators from Middle Tennessee. The primary aims of the session are to present virtual reality through a visual arts perspective and to help session-goers reimagine virtual reality for their art classrooms. (All Levels)

Data Visualization in the Elementary Art Classroom – Joy Bertling and Lynn Hodge

Data visualizations seek to place information within a more human context. Learn about how elementary art students engaged in a STEAM curriculum—collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data. (Elementary)

Grant Getting 101: Advocating for the Arts in the Age of Social Media – Cheryl Burchett

The educator has harnessed the power of social media to win grants and awards for herself and her art program valued at over $120,000. She has also helped secure over $10,000 in grants for her co-workers. In this session the educator will share what she has learned about finding the right grants for your project, advocating for your program, and utilizing social media to engage with your supporters. (All Levels)

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Art Education Association Fall Conference

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Art Education Association Fall Conference