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Contemporary Art for Middle Schoolers
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Contemporary Art for Middle Schoolers

December 9th, 4pm EST

Consider how contemporary artists and their work can be used with middle school students to encourage their personal identity and self-expression. Learn best practices, successful lessons, and suggested content from teachers already using contemporary art to respond to the needs of their middle schoolers. Join the conversation about how contemporary art can help you engage and inspire your students in the next webinar moderated by Davis Publications and Art21.

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Conversations: Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education
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Conversations: Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

November 11th, 9am EST

Celebrate the launch of Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education during an InSEA-endorsed webinar featuring the author, Dr. Lisa Kay. This webinar will provide a dynamic introduction to the intersection of art education and art therapy by InSEA World Councilors Gabriella Pataky Ph.D., and Anikó Illés Ph.D, of the MOME Institute for Theoretical Studies. Please join us for this timely conversation exploring trauma-informed approaches that can be applied to any classroom setting and population.

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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

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

Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands, authors of The Open Art Room and Making Artists, conduct an open-ended discussion of TAB and Choice-Based Art Education for grades 6–12.

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Working with Contemporary Art
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Working with Contemporary Art

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

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

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

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

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

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, conducts 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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The Mindful Studio: Artful Approaches for Teachers and Students
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The Mindful Studio: Artful Approaches for Teachers and Students

Jane Dalton and Kristi Oliver 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. Learn techniques for using mindful art-making to strengthen the imagination and enhance the creative process.

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Supervision/Administration Summer Roundtable
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Supervision/Administration Summer Roundtable

NAEA Supervision/Administration leaders Lorinda Rice and Lisa Stuart Whitehead lead a collaborative discussion surrounding the education landscape in the wake of COVID-19. Learn from Fine Art Supervisors and Directors around the country as they plan for district reopening in the world of COVID-19.

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Focus on Photography: Contemporary Photographers
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Focus on Photography: Contemporary Photographers

Get inspiration for your high school photography class from the authors of Focus on Photography, Kathleen Monaghan and Hermon Joyner. Take an hour to enjoy this diverse and inclusive look at the art of contemporary photographers. Discover their relevance to the important issues of today and ideas for incorporating these dynamic artists into your program.

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Utilizing Big Questions
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Utilizing Big Questions

Utilizing meaningful questions to drive lessons positively affects our teaching and student learning. In this virtual workshop featuring Davis author and Senior Education Advisor with Art21, Joe Fusaro, we explore ways of utilizing Big Questions and Active Viewing with students to get even more success out of your lessons!

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Online Art Education Resources
Online

Online Art Education Resources

Discover the engaging content, features, and functionality available on the Davis Digital platform. During this one-hour session, you will learn about the instructional materials and powerful tools we provide online, including: student and teacher eBooks, teacher resources, and the many FREE resources available here on DavisArt.com.

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Contemporary Art in the Secondary Classroom
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Contemporary Art in the Secondary Classroom

Whether responding to unique current events or traditional rites of passage, consider how contemporary art can be used in the high school classroom. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Davis Publications and Art21. Learn from expert educators in the classroom as they discuss best practices, successful lessons, and suggested content using contemporary art.

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