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Re: NAEA National Conference

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PGStephens
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 15:17:47 EST


In a message dated 02/24/1999 1:09:18 PM Central Standard Time,
woolspeg writes:
<< all of the workshops I was interested were full and had been full for
months. I
don't enjoy crowds and sitting in the cramped spaces was not fun ... >>

Chicago conference was no fun for us either; however, from those lemons we
made some great lemonade. My co-presenter and I anticipated maybe 25 people
showing up for our late afternoon Friday workshop on art games. Were we ever
surprised to find a BIG room filled to overflowing with participants. The
room didn't have enough chairs and we certainly hadn't brought enough
handouts. Our presentation was going to be based upon using postcard images,
but luckily we also had brought study prints and were quickly able to change
our presentation tactics. From this exasperating experience we have made many
new contacts nationwide and continue to stay in touch with quite a few of
those exceptional art educators.

<< Here's what I'd like--some way of acessing the people and the
subjects after the fact, a resource list with addresses of people willing
to keep on sharing their interests and materials. When I read what's going
on in some of the sessions, I sure would like to be able to contact some of
those people who are working in the same areas I am. Maybe if all those
folks would check in with this list......Peggy
>>

I don't know how a master list of presenters or presentations could be made
available to this list, but there many NAEA presenters who are members of this
list and remain silent. Perhaps they will step forward beforehand or
afterwards to let the subscribers know who they are and how to contact them.

This year in DC, Nancy and I will be presenting two workshops. One is "Online
Communications with an Artist" and the other is "Making the Connections: Art,
Math, and Technology". The first presentation is about a group of fifth
grade students interviewing an artist online and then publishing a
collaborative article. The second is about teaching certain math concepts
through art and also about correlation with technology. An added treat for
those of you who can attend the presentations will be meeting artist Jim
McNeill. Jim's tessellation, "Escher Bowl" is included in the new Crystal
Productions study print series, "Interdisciplinary Connections: Art and
Mathematics".

We hope to see many of you in DC and we promise to bring enough handouts this
time (or at least we will try!).

Regards from Texas,
Pam Stephens & Nancy Walkup
Project Coordinators and Mentors
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
<A HREF="http://www.art.unt.edu/ntieva/">NTIEVA HomePage</A>
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305100
Denton, TX 76203-5100
pstephens
walkup