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Arts Workshop for Teachers K-12 at Junior Arts Center

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Wed, 3 Dec 1997 12:06:11 -0500 (EST)

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The Junior Arts Center and Friends of the Junior Arts Center (FOJAC) in
conjunction with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are pleased
to announce “Envision, Revision: An Arts Workshop for Teachers” which will
be held Saturdays, January 10 and 24, 1998 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the
Junior Arts Center in Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Cost for the workshop is $40, and participants completing the program will
receive LAUSD salary point credit. All materials will be provided. No art
background is necessary. To request registration information, please call
213/485-4474 or email FOJAC1.

Teachers of grades K-12 will explore the language of the visual artist and
poet in this exciting hands-on seminar which will include collage, sculpture,
bookmaking and poetry and which coincides with the exhibition at the Los
Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, "Allegorical Re/Visions." Narratives,
allegories, and metaphors are explored in a variety of ways by a number of
Los Angeles’ finest artists. Both workshop sessions are hands-on and will
involve participants in the joy of discovery.

During the first session, teachers will tour the exhibition "Allegorical
Re/Visions" at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery with curator Noel Korten
and artist Laura Stickney. Sculptor John Frame will discuss his works in the
exhibition, and share his creative process. Teachers will create wooden
sculptures based on the theme of narrative and allegory and work with poet
Richard Garcia to learn exciting ways to bring storytelling and poetry into
the classroom.

During the second Saturday session, participants will explore imagery,
collage, and writing with artist Terry Braunstein. Book artist Laura
Stickney will share a variety of book structures that expand and compound how
narratives and time can be presented. In the afternoon, artist Charlene Roth
will help teachers fabricate three-dimensional stories.

Laura Stickney, Teacher Outreach Program Director, is an accomplished
printmaker and book artist who received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the
University of Southern California. Since 1985, Ms. Stickney has been the
Educational Outreach Coordinator at the Junior Arts Center where she
developed and directs the Teacher Outreach Program, an accredited program in
the visual arts for elementary and high school teachers. Ms. Stickney also
developed and teaches the Junior Arts Center's “Traveling Press Program.”
Her professional experience as an arts educator includes extensive teaching
experience at the University of Southern California, Barnsdall Adult Art
Center, Rancho Santiago College as well as the Los Angeles Unified School

The Teacher Outreach Program is a program of the Junior Arts Center in
Barnsdall Art Park. The Junior Arts Center is a facility of the City of Los
Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Friends of the Junior Arts Center
(FOJAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of
arts education for the children of Los Angeles. For further information
about the Junior Arts Center or the Teacher Outreach Program, please call
213/485-4474 or email FOJAC1.

Stephanie Kimmel
Executive Director, Friends of the Junior Arts Center

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