Judy, thanks for compiling these. I have 4 presentations this year (listed below). Can't believe how fast it is approaching!
Creatively, Linda in Oregon
*Hold an Award Winning Youth Art Month Program in Your State
Wednesday Waldorf Room, 3rd Floor 4:00 – 4:50 PM
As the Claire Flanagan Grand Award winner I will be presenting advocacy information for use from your classroom, in your school, community and state. Oregon’s 2005 program “Now Showing: Start with Art Learn for Life” will be highlighted with ideas, tips, strategies and successes.
*Pacific Region Middle Level Showcase
Wednesday Lake Erie, 8th Floor 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Each regional award winner was asked to present a showcase-
Pacific Region teacher shares the marvelous mania of the middle school art room. Students are guided through experiences that help them find a sense of self, of community, of the world around them and its history as well as the learning unique to visual art. Highlights include studio projects, establishing an annual school event called Arts in Action, their “Chair”ity auction, creating a tradition for 8th graders to create sculptures installed at the school, the importance of an Art Club and tapping into your resources. Discussion surrounding middle school motivators, class climate, classroom procedures and discipline issues will be incorporated.
Thursday Conference Room 4A, 4th Floor 7:30-7:55 PM
Students create works about other students. Metal mint tins (think Altoids!), student photographs and embellishments are used in this project that helps establish a sense of self and community.
*East Coast/West Coast: Middle School Collaborations-Big Ideas
Saturday (*schedule change from Fri AM so not sure what room now!) 7:00-7:50 PM
With Margaret Johnson (SUNY New Paltz) and Susan Cooper (Rawlinson Road Middle, South Carolina). After exploring works and processes of contemporary artists through PowerPoints created by SUNY students, 8th grade artists work towards projects utilizing their own Big Ideas. Students at both middle schools corresponded and shared with each other. Information about the process, handouts, projects and student PowerPoints will be presented.