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Join us Tuesdays at 3pm EST for an hour of inspiration, creativity and meaningful engagement.  We've gathered our authors, artists and expert teachers to deliver one hour sessions on a variety of topics.  See the list of topics and register today.

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June 2nd - The Mindful Studio: Artful Approaches for Teachers and Students
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June 2nd - The Mindful Studio: Artful Approaches for Teachers and Students

Enjoy a one-hour session in the Mindful Studio. Learn techniques for using mindful art-making to strengthen the imagination and enhance the creative process. Jane Dalton and Kristi Oliver will walk us through body scanning and breathing techniques often used in mindfulness practice to help soften, settle, and calm both the body and mind. Bring your favorite art material and a piece of paper.

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June 16th - Focus on Photography: Contemporary Photographers
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June 16th - Focus on Photography: Contemporary Photographers

Get inspiration for your high school photography class from authors Kathleen Monaghan and Hermon Joyner. Take an in-depth look at the art of contemporary photographers and discover their relevance to the important issues of today.

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Self-Care for Art Teachers: The Visual Notes Project
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Self-Care for Art Teachers: The Visual Notes Project

From April 7th: Focus on how to practice self-care during a tumultuous time. Spend an hour with Dr. Lisa Kay, renowned expert in art education and art therapy, for a hands-on making session. Bring a sketchbook, or a small piece of paper (4" x 6" works well) and your favorite art materials to participate in the project while learning about therapeutic approaches in art education with a focus on teacher self-care.

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Making Artists: Choice-Based Art Education
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Making Artists: Choice-Based Art Education

From April 14th: Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands, authors of The Open Art Room and Making Artists (Coming Soon!), conduct an open-ended discussion of TAB and Choice-Based Art Education for grades 6–12. Retrieve resources for this session from the links below:

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Working with Contemporary Art
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Working with Contemporary Art

From April 21st: Davis Publications Art Historian, Karl Cole, and Director of Digital Curriculum, Robb Sandagata, discuss eight contemporary artists highlighted in the Looking and Learning feature of SchoolArts magazine.

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Supervision/Administration Roundtable
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Supervision/Administration Roundtable

From April 28th: NAEA Supervision/Administration leaders Lorinda Rice and Lisa Stuart Whitehead lead a collaborative discussion surrounding current issues Fine Art Supervisors and Directors are facing as they lead art departments from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tape Art<sup><small>®</small></sup>—Artist Talk
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Tape Art®—Artist Talk

From May 5th: An open discussion with Michael Townsend and Leah Smith, world renowned tape artists, about the application of Tape Art® in their healing arts practice. This session includes examples of their memorial and disaster response work as well as a deeper dive into Tape Art as a medium for transforming schools and the people within them.

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Adaptive Art: Deconstructing Disability in the Art Classroom
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Adaptive Art: Deconstructing Disability in the Art Classroom

From May 12th: Bette Naughton, author of Adaptive Art, presents a variety of instructional methods to adapt art activities, media, tools, and techniques to meet the needs of students with a wide range of challenges.

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Fashion Fundamentals
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Fashion Fundamentals

From May 19th: Exposing students to fashion can be a launchpad to a multitude of necessary skills including creative-thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. In this webinar, the authors of our new book, Fashion Fundamentals, discussed methods and approaches to teaching fashion in grades 6–12. The session covered topics such as design history, foundations, cultural and personal influences, as well as tools and materials.

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Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom
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Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

From May 26th: Discover strategies for introducing contemporary art to students in grades K–5 from this pre-recorded session. Our panel of expert teachers, moderated by Davis Publications and Art21, conduct an engaging exploration of information and inspiration including topics such as: adapting content, creating age-appropriate curricula, and navigating political/social ideas.

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