Professional Development for Art Educators Day 2019

Professional Development For Art Educators
November 5, 2019 / 9am to 3pm
$140 per registrant

For the 13th year the Art League will be offering Professional Development Workshops for Art Educators/Artists. The workshops are being held in the art studios at the Art League of Long Island and can be contracted through BOCES Arts-in-Education Service, through which school districts are eligible for State Aid reimbursement.

Light refreshments will be available, with a half hour break at noon- bring a bag lunch.
Registration for these workshops can be submitted in one of two ways: using the attached fillable form and returning a digital or hard copy, or by using this Google form. We recommend using the Google form to secure your seats ASAP as space is limited and it has the most up to date availability listed.

Professional Development Workshops for Art Educators/Artists 2019:

Jewelry: Multi-Textured Link Bracelet or Pendant– 194-AE-40
Instructor: Dana Neger Lagos
Explore Acid Etching and Hammer texturing on copper and German silver!
Create a one-of-a-kind linked bracelet or pendant in a 4-step exploration into
metalsmithing techniques that create different textures and finishes. Step 1:
Transfer a hand-drawn Zen tangle design onto metal. Step 2: Learn to prep sheet
metal for acid etching and complete an etching in class. Step 3: Use hammers
and stamps texture your links for a beautiful finish. Step 4: Assemble your links to
complete your pendant or bracelet.

Potato STEAM Workshop - 194-AE-42
Instructor: Internationally Renowned Potato Artist Jeffrey Allen Price
You might know that the potato is the most nutritious and versatile vegetable in
the world—truly a perfect and well-balanced food source. But you might be
shocked and delighted to discover that in the hands of Jeffrey Allen Price, an
artist, educator, and self-described Potatoist—the potato is proven to be a perfect
theme and symbol for multi-disciplinary education! This incredibly unique
workshop features hands-on artistic projects such as Potato Printmaking, Potato
still-life Drawing and Painting, and Potato Puppet-making (with performance and
video). But the Potato Guru will also show you how the common spud can be
integrated into different educational disciplines and used to teach about topics in
Science, Technology, Engineering and even Mathematics. You’ll also learn how
to cook a simple, nutritious and delicious potato meal in a classroom, learn about
growing potatoes, play some potato games, learn some Potato Art History and
even hear some potato jokes!

Mosaic Art – 194-AE-39
Instructor: Kelly Schulte-Smith
Mosaic art has endless possibilities! In this class we will be making a Mosaic
Mandala Panel. Learn how to work with tiles, stained glass and more to create a
finished Mandala style mosaic panel. Demonstrations include stained glass and
tile cutting techniques, how to lay your tiles and stained glass to create flow, line
work and color transitions. Create a beautiful finished piece of art in this versatile
medium. Designed for all skill levels, beginners welcome!

Felting Fun! - 194-AE-23
Instructor: Justine A. Moody
Explore the modern possibilities of the age-old process of felting! This workshop
teaches the basics of traditional wet felting by taking raw natural fibers such as
wool and silk to create a wet felted flower brooch, small wall hanging, or various
vessels. Students will learn the process of combining fibers through agitation and
compression to create a solid fabric with endless color and texture. Transform
natural fibers into fabric and art! Bring your own towel and prepare to have some
Felting Fun!

Monotype Printmaking - 194AE-27
Instructor: Stephanie Navon-Jacobson
Monotype, or the “unique print”, is the most painterly of printmaking techniques
making it ideal for artists who work in oils, watercolors, pastels or other graphic
mediums such as charcoal and pencil. Encourage science and math skills
through color theory and overlapping colors, measurements by changing the
proportions of various colors when mixing, or geometric stencils. Use monotype
as a means to illustrate a story. Bring your enthusiasm and imagination and
discover the possibilities of this spontaneous, expressive art form. Access to a
printmaking press is not necessary as they can be printed by hand in the
classroom. Bring your enthusiasm and imagination to discover the possibilities of
this spontaneous, expressive art form!

Textile Design - Batik - 194-AE-41
Instructor: Paula Feiner
The ancient art of dyeing fabric using a wax resist method had been used in
Egyptian culture 1500 years ago. The Indonesians in Java developed more
advanced techniques and tools in the 12th century which enabled artists to
create delicate patterns and designs for ceremonial clothing and to indicate a
person’s rank. In this workshop, you will learn the process and use the materials
and techniques to create a batik design on fabric. The finished fabric can be
used to create :a decorative wall hanging, a pillow, stretched on canvas, a tote
bag, clothing etc. This ancient technique works best with natural organic designs,
flowers, birds, tree, organic colors, shapes and repeated patterns and designs.

Ceramic Hand Building: Surface Design with Color and Texture - 194-AE-43
Instructor: Puneeta Mittal
Through a variety of decorating techniques, explore numerous ways to finish
functional vessels. Construct an embossed slab-build lantern and use simple
slump molds to create multiple plates. Using stenciling, sgraffito, slip decoration,
and different decorating techniques, examine how forms can benefit from surface
decoration. Use embossing techniques to explore how textures can readily be
added to wet pieces, and how to achieve more intricate patterns using incising
tools on leather hard greenware. Get expressive with color will enhance your
surface decoration!
(Note: Finished pieces will not be fired, it is suggested that you make
arrangements with your coworkers to fire your pieces at your local school district

Ceramic Wheel Work - 194-AE-35
Instructor: Amy Tischler
Designed for those who have never worked with clay, as well as those with some
experience; this workshop covers basic techniques of wheel throwing appropriate
for use in a High School classroom. Demonstrations of simple forms and how to
transform them into mugs, pitchers, bowls, covered containers, and a few
surprises from your instructor will also be introduced. Additionally, methods of
preparing clay for throwing by wedging; adding textures, the use of colored slips,
will be explored. Decorative techniques will be also be demonstrated, as well as
proper cleanup procedures for a ceramic studio. This class will only touch on
simple glaze techniques, kiln loading and maintaining a kiln.
Wear "studio" clothes, leave the jewelry/watches at home, bring your own
towel/apron and a small notebook. Throw pieces in the morning, trim them in the
afternoon! Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout this
informative workshop. (Note: Finished pieces will not be fired, it is suggested that
you make arrangements with your coworkers to fire your pieces at your local
school district kiln.)

Zentangle - 194-AE-32
Instructor: MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
Zentangle® is a method of drawing beautiful complex looking images using
simple repetitive pattern. The unusual designs evolve “one stroke at a time” in an
unplanned yet structured way. Established artists can use the method as a
creative exercise for inspiration. The added benefit is relaxation & stress relief,
which come from directed focus -like yoga for your mind. Students can use this
life skill to help them deal with stress through art. And since there is no way to do
it “wrong”, it’s fail proof, which encourages even the most “non-artistic” students
in your class. Zentangles are great for art journaling and once you learn the
method you can create your own patterns, or “tangles” which can be used as a
prompt for storytelling, mathematical patterns, grids and more. For examples see .

Teaching Digital Art using Adobe Photoshop - 194-AE-8
Instructor: David O. Miller
Learn basic techniques of producing digital art utilizing Adobe Photoshop. This
one day workshop will cover essential features such as: digital painting and
drawing tools, digital sketching, brush creation, color basics, using photography
and much more. During this one day workshop students will paint a still life using
both digital pen and ink, and oil painting techniques. Lots of helpful hints and
shortcuts to teach this complicated application will be discussed. Space limited to
six participants.

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