West TN Regional Spring Conference
West TN Regional Spring Conference
Date: April 21st, 2018 Time: 8:00AM-3:00PM
Join your fellow art educators and delve into Art That Builds Community . Attendees will participate in four rotations, centering around the theme of building community. To help prepare us for implementing the new state standards, each rotation will focus on ONE DOMAIN, with specific examples of how to implement them in ALL CLASSROOMS.
Address: 3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN 38152
Parking Instructions: The university of Memphis has generously donated parking passes in the gated parking structure on Innovation drive, located off of Central behind the Communications and Fine Art Building (where our conference will be held.)
Lunch: Each box lunch comes with a sandwich; your choice of Ruffles chips, Baked Lays or Pretzels; a pickle spear; cookie of your choice; and beverage
Sandwich Options: Turkey, Ham, Veggie
Chip Options: Ruffles chips, Baked Lays, or Pretzels
Cookie Options: Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, Royale-(coconut, chocolate chip and macadamia nuts)
Drink Options: canned drink or bottle water
KEYNOTE: RICHARD LOU
Richard Lou was born in San Diego, CA and raised in San Diego and Tijuana, BCN, MX. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education, over 15 years of arts administration experience, has curated over 30 exhibitions, and continues to produce and exhibit art while teaching and chairing the Department of Art at the University of Memphis. Richard Lou will inspire you as he shares his impact on the community through art.
General Description: Join your fellow art educators and delve into Art That Builds Community . Attendees will participate in four rotations, centering around the theme of building community. To help prepare us for implementing the new state standards, each rotation will focus on ONE DOMAIN, with specific examples of how to implement them in ALL CLASSROOMS.
CHRISTAN ALLEN & GULCAN DEMITRAS, “CREATE! PAPER MARBLING” - During this breakout session, Gulcan and Christan will speak about T.A.G., a community outreach program launched in 2017 by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and one of their most successful teen lessons from 2017: paper marbling! Each participant will get hands on experience creating a beautiful work of art using paper, water, acrylic paint, ox gall, and carrageenan. During this session, educators will learn a fun and engaging ways to implement the CREATE domain in their own classrooms!
MELISSA CROWN MORRIS, “ ANALYZE THIS”– Melissa Crown Morris is a Visual Arts Specialist at South Park Elementary. Mel has worked as a content developer and presenter for the Art of Ed and has presented workshops at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Additionally, she is a published author in her field and is currently helping rewrite curriculum within her district. In this breakout workshop, resources and techniques will be explored so that your students will be able to analyze, interpret, and PRESENT artworks.
AMANDA TUTOR, “OFF THE BEATEN PATH”- Memphian Amanda Tutor is a working artist and teaches Visual Art at Bartlett's Ninth Grade Academy and Art History at Bartlett High School. Amanda likes to make things, and make things happen! She presented at NAEA 2017 and will present at NAEA 2018 in March. Mrs. Tutor was selected Art Teacher of the Year for West TN for 2017. This breakout session will point out community resources right under your nose for enhancing your curriculum, as well as provide you with materials you can use on MONDAY for a great RESPOND lesson!!!
AMANDA GALBRAITH, “DRAWING CHALLENGES TO INSPIRE LEARNING”- Be ready to sketch, compete against the clock, laugh, and build community through a game-inspired drawing challenge. The content in this session will inspire participants to generate concepts and create unique drawings inspired by current interests and surroundings. We will also brainstorm ideas and strategies for adapting this activity for classroom application to inspire learning in the CONNECT domain.