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Saturday, November 7
 

9:00am

MASS MoCA Docent Led Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore the collecton and current exhibits on this highlights tour led by a skilled and knowledgeable docent at MASS MoCA. 

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
MASS MoCA Lobby

9:00am

Art Room Hacks
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Art Room Hack Sampler
Based on Life Hacks, (www.urbandictionary.com.) we will share a variety of inexpensive, safe artroom hacks. See examples and join in a painting project. Bring your own "art room hack" ideas.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Eldridge

Art Teacher, Pittsfield Public Schools
High school art, art on a shoestring, networking with other art teaches for professional growth and development.
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Kim Hyman

Art Specialist K-5, Pittsfield Public Schools


9:00am

Embracing Empathy Through Experiential Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on workshop explores the theme of empathy.  Learn about the collaborative art installation middle school students created.  Create and decorate your own puzzle piece to take home.

Speakers
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Christina King

North Admas Public Schools
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Cheryl Wildermuth

Art Teacher, North Adams Public Schools
An award winning pastelist, I have taught visual art in the North Adams Public Schools for over twenty years. Currently, I teach at the high school but have experience at elementary and middle school levels as well. From 2006-2009, I taught summer intensive graduate level courses for visual arts educators through Northeastern University.



Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
MASS MoCA: Building 8

9:00am

Transfer Printmaking
Limited Capacity full

Transfer original photos and historical art paintings and add a unique twist to your own version. We will use the photo transfer process to print on objects such as glass and other items. Samples will be shown where they have been used in extraordinary projects!

Speakers
KB

Kerri Bart-Raber

retired Quabbin Regional
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Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
MASS MoCA: Old Kid Space MASS MoCA

9:00am

Using Contemporary Art to Develop an Emergent, Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Limited Capacity filling up

Responding to a contemporary installation, participants will document questions and ideas about the work then build knowledge and understanding through the process of making a new collaborative piece.

Speakers
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Jane McKeag

Art Instructor/Editor, Clark University/Davis Publications
Curriculum | Reggio Approach in public school settings | contemporary art as a provocation in elementary and early childhood settings


9:00am

Museums and Youth Development: Four Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Panelists representing the Clark, MASS MoCA, the ICA Boston, and MCLA discuss youth development needs in the arts from the perspectives of their institutions. They cover programming, challenges, and successes.

Speakers
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Carlie Bristow

ICA/Boston
museum educator/artist with a BFA from the Lesley School of Art and Design, working on her MA from Tufts University in Museum Education. She works at the ICA to support teen programs.
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Lisa Donovan

Professor, MCLA Student
Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at MCLA, previously Associate Professor/Division Director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University. She has worked as an arts educator, administrator, and researcher.
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Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer

the Clark Art Institute
has 10+ years at the Clark, 3 years as Head of the Education Program. She holds an Ed.D. in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Laura Thompson

MASS MoCA
Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D. , MASS MoCA’s founding Education Director and Kidspace Curator, develops all of the museum’s art education programming. Thompson is celebrating her 25th year of working directly with children, teachers, and artists, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has been meditating for many years, studies Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and incorporates it into her teaching and... Read More →
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Amanda Tobin

Senior Museum Educator, MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA’s Senior Museum Educator since 2014. She holds a M.Ed. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from Oberlin College.
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Gabrielle Wyrick

ICA/Boston
Associate Director of Education, ICA/Boston since 2010; Project Director for the ICA’s National Teen Convening. She holds an MA in art history from Tufts University and a BA from UC San Diego.


10:30am

Keynote Address: “I DO WONDER” by Jen Bervin

Arts education is not so much about getting students to come up with the right answers, but rather, inspiring them to wonder and training them to ask better and better questions. Starting with the question, what might be meaningfully written on a nanoimprinted biomedical silk film sensor implanted in the body and why, Jen Bervin discusses how she approached her research process for The Silk Poems, a complex project that took her to silk bioengineering and nanofabrication labs, medical libraries, textile centers, sericulture farms, archives and museums all over the world. She’ll also show what the drafting  and editing process looks like as she prepares the piece for the exhibition “Explode Everyday: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder” at MASS MoCA in May 2016. 


Moderators
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Laura Thompson

MASS MoCA
Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D. , MASS MoCA’s founding Education Director and Kidspace Curator, develops all of the museum’s art education programming. Thompson is celebrating her 25th year of working directly with children, teachers, and artists, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has been meditating for many years, studies Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and incorporates it into her teaching and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin

Keynote Speaker, MASS MoCA
Jen Bervin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and writer whose works often combine text and textiles with strong conceptual elements and a minimalist’s eye for the poetic and essential. | | Bervin's work has been exhibited widely at venues like the Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and is held in more than thirty collections, including The J. Paul Getty Museum. Her project, The Silk Poems, will... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
MASS MoCA: Hunter Auditorium

12:00pm

Awards Luncheon
Moderators
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →
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Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools

Speakers
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Eva Kearney

Creative Arts Lead Teacher, Winthrop High School
MAEA Awards Coordinator


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
MASS MoCA: Hunter Auditorium

2:00pm

What’s So Special about the Clark Gallery Talk?
Limited Capacity seats available

oin a Clark educator and learn about our approach to engaging with art and how a visit to the Clark can connect with and enhance your teaching.

Speakers
RT

Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer

the Clark Art Institute
has 10+ years at the Clark, 3 years as Head of the Education Program. She holds an Ed.D. in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges


2:00pm

De(RE)constructing the Studio Process: Creating Authentic Artmaking Experiences
Limited Capacity filling up

How do teachers deepen engagement with artmaking to unlock creativity, stimulate imagination, and generate innovative thinking while keeping currency with Contemporary Art & Art Education?

Speakers
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Richard Kim

Walpole High School
A NJ native, Rich is in his 13th year as an art teacher at Walpole High School, teaching ceramics and sculpture, and is the artistic director of the school's dance company which has produced over 100 original pieces over the past 10 years. After high school he attended The Boston Conservatory as a dance major. He received his BFA in painting and sculpture from Rutgers University-Mason Gross, teaching certificate from Massachusetts College of... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #202 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Walpole High School

2:00pm

“Beyond Cute”: Valuing young children’s transcendent moments of exploration, imaging, learning, and play through documentation.
Limited Capacity seats available

Embrace the moments of imagination and wonder in young children & discover ways of using documentation as a tool for both assessment and as a springboard for new possibilities and inquiries.

Speakers
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Lisa Fiore

Professor, Lesley University
Lisa Fiore, Ph.D. is a Professor of Early Childhood Education and Director of the Child Homelessness Initiative at Lesley University. Lisa received her B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.A.T. from Tufts University; and her doctorate from Boston College. Lisa's work has focused on the use of documentation to extend and enhance individual and group learning; making assessment meaningful and relevant for teachers and young children through the use... Read More →
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Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #206 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2:00pm

MASS MoCA Docent Led Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the collecton and current exhibits on this highlights tour led by a skilled and knowledgeable docent at MASS MoCA. 

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MASS MoCA Lobby

2:00pm

Altered Book Pages
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will produce an up-cycled book page. Curiosity and engagement is fostered through literacy integration and choice-based instruction using mixed media materials.

Speakers
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Laura Marotta

K-5 Art Educator, Danvers Public Schools
I studied at the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with my Masters in Arts of Teaching, I have worked full time as an elementary art teacher in the Danvers public schools for three years, serving students in grades K-5. In January of 2015, I was appointed as Elementary Division Representative for the MAEA. For two years in a row, I have been awarded two $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council... Read More →


2:00pm

Creating Stop Motion Animation with iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to utilize iPads to create stop-motion animations. Leave with an introductory understanding of the SAMR model of technology integration, helpful tips to implement this activity in your classroom, and hands-on experience creating stop-motion animations. Please install Stop Motion Studio, by CATEATER if you are bringing your own iPad. There will be some loaner iPads for use as well.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hayes

Melissa Hayes

Art Educator, Acton Boxboro Regional Schools



Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2:00pm

Floral Watercolor and Ink
Limited Capacity seats available

Using basic watercolor materials and a Sharpie, every student can achieve success in a piece that reinforces the color wheel, balance, and composition, while addressing MA and NAEA standards.

Speakers
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Deborah Kain

Elementary Art, Lenox School District
I have my BFA, MA arted, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, certification in preK-9 art and licensure in elementary administration. I have served on many committees, including 16 years on a school committee ending in 2014. I chaired the leadership section of the Lenox schools recently adopted strategic plan. I am the business liaison for my school and also serve on its student support team. Having an administrator knowledge of... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MASS MoCA: Old Kid Space MASS MoCA

2:00pm

Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Google Classroom (with a tablet or phone) as an opportunity to teach students how to photograph their work, to self-critique, and to give student feedback. Bring your own device.

Speakers
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Erin Uptegrove

Art Teacher, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
I have taught art for 7 years. I currently teach grades 9-12 but have taught all grade levels. I currently teach at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. I have a Masters in Art + Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. This past year I have trained both my students and some co-workers to use Google Classroom. Every project submitted to me by my students this year has been turned in... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2:00pm

Inter-relationships: DDM's, Standards, Evidence Collection and Teacher Evaluation
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation of DDM's and of strategies for managing evidence collection for the Mass DESE Standards, leading to discussion of inter-relationships between DDM's, standards/indicators/elements, and teacher evaluation goals.

Speakers
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Martha Chapman

art specialist, Ayers Ryalside Elementary School
I am the art specialist for an elementary school with 530 students including the English language learners from the city of Beverly. I have been teaching since 1990 and teaching art since 1994. Knowing that I may be providing the students' only art experiences, I strive to provide a varied and intrinsically motivating studio art program that scaffolds from grade to grade. I have in place many management strategies to balance my ADD nature... Read More →


  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • School/ Affiliation Ayers Ryalside Elementary School, Beverly, MA

2:00pm

Technology in the Art Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Even with just one tablet or iPad, the art room can be transformed! Learn how to easily bring your art room into the 21st century using limited resources. We will use the conference time to make a technology plan for your art room or school, use your own tablet or phone (please bring!) to create curriculum and lessons for your art room, and utilize the current exhibits at MassMoCA for an on the spot art history lesson that you will design at the conference to bring home for your students to use.

Speakers
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Erica Manville

After School & Community Outreach Coordinator, North Adams public schools
I have been teaching art for over 10 years in multiple settings, from K-12. I have been on my district's Race to the Top Steering Committee as the facilitator, I am the Co-Chair of the North Adams Teachers Association, and I am a member of Brayton Elementary School's Instructional Leadership Team. During this time I have worked on art curriculum for my district, which includes technology integration and arts integration into core subjects. I have... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MASS MoCA: Building 8
  • Intended Audience All Levels
  • School/ Affiliation Brayton Elementary, North Adams, MA

2:00pm

Woven Mementos of the Purple Valley
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on a nature walk in the purple valley to observe, breath and wonder. What artifacts and mementos can be woven into a memory of this experience with artist/teacher colleagues?

Speakers
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Cathy Smilan

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Cathy Smilan, Associate Professor of Art Education and MAE Graduate Program Director UMass Dartmouth. Areas of expertise include Art-based Research (and ABER), fiber arts, feminist perspectives, photography, ceramics, service learning partnership, and art integrated curriculum design.


2:00pm

Animation in Art Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop and discussion of ideas for Animation lessons for elementary to beginning college students, which combine technology and traditional media, develop art skills and connect to students’ contemporary visual world

Speakers
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Martha Taunton

UMass Amherst
Martha Taunton is the Art Education Area Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in art education and supervises student teachers in elementary and secondary schools in central and western Massachusetts.
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Leslie Macutkiewic z

Leeds Elementary School
Leslie Macutkiewicz is the Visual Arts Teacher at Leeds and Ryan Road Elementary Schools, grades k-5, in Northampton, MA. She is completing her MA in Art Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #201 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience All Levels
  • School/ Affiliation Patricia Galvis-Assmus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Leslie Macutkiewicz, Leeds and Ryan Road Elementary Schools, Northampton, MA; Andrea Marks, Leeds and Ryan Road Elementary Schools, Northampton, MA; Martha Taunton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2:00pm

Assess Me = Sit Beside Me for Some Pecha Kucha
Limited Capacity seats available

Back by popular demand! Pecha Kucha (photos that tell a story) will be explored to identify evidence of learning. Assessment will be redefined as an engaging way to "sit beside" learners.

Speakers
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Laura Reeder

Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Laura Reeder is Assistant Professor of Art Education at MassArt and Instructional Resources Coordinator for the NAEA Art Education journal. Dr. Reeder was honored as Higher Education Art Educator of the year in 2014. She has been a K-12 art educator and teaching artist with a mission to bridge the practical and philosophical worlds of teaching and artistic practices.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Middle Level
  • School/ Affiliation Massachusetts College of Art & Design

2:00pm

Explode Everyday: A Curatorial Practice Disclosed
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on the keynote, get an inside look into the plans for MASS MoCA’s Explode Everyday (opens May 2016). Discover the genesis of the idea to create an exhibit that attunes visitors to their own sense of wonder. Learn how the exhibition thesis was approached from three disciplines: academic, curatorial, and artistic.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bervin

Jen Bervin

Keynote Speaker, MASS MoCA
Jen Bervin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and writer whose works often combine text and textiles with strong conceptual elements and a minimalist’s eye for the poetic and essential. | | Bervin's work has been exhibited widely at venues like the Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and is held in more than thirty collections, including The J. Paul Getty Museum. Her project, The Silk Poems, will... Read More →
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Laura Thompson

MASS MoCA
Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D. , MASS MoCA’s founding Education Director and Kidspace Curator, develops all of the museum’s art education programming. Thompson is celebrating her 25th year of working directly with children, teachers, and artists, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has been meditating for many years, studies Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and incorporates it into her teaching and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MASS MoCA: Hunter Auditorium

2:00pm

The Biggest Exhibit of the State: Youth Art Month!
Limited Capacity seats available

Why (how) should I send artwork to Boston?
Can I celebrate YAM in my school, district, region?
Ask questions, share thoughts, leave inspired with new ideas and a YAM surprise!

Speakers
KB

Kerri Bart-Raber

retired Quabbin Regional
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Helen Downey

Treasurer/YAM Chair, MAEA
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a regional show in Worcester to a statewide show held in Boston. I then helped initiate the return of the YAM show in Worcester in 2015 with the goal of regional exhibits... Read More →
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Mary Beth Eldridge

Art Teacher, Pittsfield Public Schools
High school art, art on a shoestring, networking with other art teaches for professional growth and development.
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Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #208 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

2:00pm

MASS MoCA: What’s it all about?
Limited Capacity seats available

A MASS MoCA Museum Educator takes you on a journey through MASS MoCA’s history, focusing on its site-specific art installations, cutting-edge performances, and ground-breaking education programming.

Speakers
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Hilary Knecht

Museum Educator, MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA Museum Educator Hilary Knecht manages public programs, coordinates private and public tours, oversees intern schedules, and works with the Education Team to develop innovative and model pedagogies for education in museums. As the lead tour guide, Hilary trains staff and interns on how to lead conversational tours about the museum’s history and the ground-breaking work it holds. She also serves as the Art Ninjas Camp Director. Hilary... Read More →


3:00pm

Navigating the Imagination: NAHS Exhibition Reception
Exhibition Reception for the National Art Honor Society Exhibition: Navigating the Imagination.
Exhibit will be on view at the Press Gallery, 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA. 

Students, families and teachers are encouraged to schedule a tour of MCLA either before or after the reception by contacting the admissions office at  413-662-5410 or by email at admissions@mcla.edu

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Daviso

Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
MCLA Press Gallery 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA

3:45pm

What’s So Special about the Clark Gallery Talk?
Limited Capacity seats available

oin a Clark educator and learn about our approach to engaging with art and how a visit to the Clark can connect with and enhance your teaching.

Speakers
RT

Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer

the Clark Art Institute
has 10+ years at the Clark, 3 years as Head of the Education Program. She holds an Ed.D. in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges


3:45pm

Students Curate the Museum
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ll demonstrate an interactive student-led tour of a museum or gallery using streaming video in the browser -- a simple way we have connected learning in museums to schools.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Stack

Karin Stack

teacher, BART Charter Public School
Karin Stack is an artist, designer, and educator in Berkshire County. She has taught fine art and digital media at the college, high school, and middle school levels, and tries to create bridges between the disciplines. She and her co-teacher at Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter public school won a Massachusetts Creativity and Innovation grant from DESE for their STEAM course "Discover Design Build." She earned an MFA from Colorado State... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

3:45pm

MASS MoCA Docent Led Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the collecton and current exhibits on this highlights tour led by a skilled and knowledgeable docent at MASS MoCA. 

Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MASS MoCA Lobby

3:45pm

Art.Food.Community. - Forming Clay, Kids and the Culture of a School
Limited Capacity seats available

Beyond Empty Bowls--learn how two ceramic artists created a large-scale arts integration and community building project and create a bowl of your own to donate.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen de Rosas

Eileen de Rosas

Eileen deRosas Pottery
Eileen de Rosas is a practicing ceramic artist and teacher. She teaches at the Mudflat Pottery School, the New Art Center in Newton and Summer Studios at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is featured in “The State of Clay” At Lexington Arts & Crafts Society and will be in the Cup and Bowl Show at the Worcester Center for Crafts. The Fuller Craft Museum, Three Wheel Studio and POW (Pots on Wheels) represent her work. She... Read More →
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Melody Wolfe Thomas

Art Teacher, Arlington Public Schools
Melody Wolfe Thomas attended Virginia Tech and Radford University. She has a master’s degree in art education and holds a post-graduate professional license in Virginia (Art preK-12) and is certified in Massachusetts (Art preK-5 and Art 5-12) She has taught in public, private and museum settings. Most recently she has been involved in developing art programming with nature connections for Mass Audubon and is a faculty member of Mudflat... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MASS MoCA: Old Kid Space MASS MoCA
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • School/ Affiliation Thompson Elementary School, Arlington

3:45pm

Comics as Reflective Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Comics are more than just superheroes- the union of images and text is a unique art form that can be used in many ways! From storytelling to memoir to research, comics are becoming a staple in the world of literacy and art, and you should be apart of it! Find out how to use comics as a part of your reflective practice, art making habit, and classroom routine.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Branham

Rachel Branham

Visual Arts teacher, Marblehead High School
Rachel Branham is an artist educator living in northeastern Massachusetts. She holds a Masters of Arts Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts Education from the Ohio State University. She has been working in public education for over seven years, and has recently published her first graphic novel, '"What's So Great About Art, Anyway?" A Teacher's Odyssey' from Teachers College Press. Ms. Branham is most interested... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Marblehead High School

3:45pm

Creating Vision: Innovative Hand-Made Sketchbooks
Limited Capacity full

Create a unique addition to your students’ portfolio by constructing and composing your own hand-made sketchbook. These one-of-a-kind books engage students’ imaginations to translate language concepts into visual definitions.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Barry

Gregory Barry

Visual Arts Educator, Oakmont Regional High School
Gregory Barry - MEd; MA; BFA; Art Educator 20+ years K-12, K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum Coordinator; Visual Art Department Chair; MAEA - Membership Chair; Fitchburg Art Museum Instructor; Barry Art Studios; NAHS Co-Advisor; Art Club Co-Advisor; Forum Art & Literary Co-Advisor; Art Director / Coordinator


3:45pm

Drawing, Yoga and Developing tools to be aware, inquisitive and "in the moment"
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop explores the practices of yoga, drawing, from observation and yoga nidra and the ability of these practices to bring oneself to a more present, curious and focused state of mind. Participants should leave this workshop with tools for centering oneself and their students.

3:45pm

Follow Me Sol, an interactive approach to Sol Lewitt
Limited Capacity seats available

This hands-on workshop explores the conceptual art of Sol Lewitt and pushes the perceptual limits of art through inquiry, exploration and critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Benton

Alexandra Benton

Muddy Brook Elementary School
Alexandra Benton is a TAB-Choice art teacher who believes art holds the key to a deeply dynamic and enriching education for all learners across the curriculum. Ali holds a BFA from Westfield State University and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Art Education from SUNY Potsdam. https://sites.google.com/a/bhrsdonline.org/muddy-brook-art-studio/
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Katie Malone-Smith

Monument Valley Middle School
Award winning fine art photographer Katie Malone-Smith has been a Berkshire County Art Educator since 2008. She holds four separate degrees in Photography, Fine Arts and Art Education from Hallmark Institute of Photography, Paier College of Art, Westfield State University and Boston University. In 2014, she received an honorable mention for Berkshire Art Educator of the Year. In 2015, she won an award for her blog http://mvrmsart.blogspot.com... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MASS MoCA: Building 8

3:45pm

Imagination Unlimited!
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An intensive workshop that demonstrates how to expand the range of your artmaking by more fully engaging with your imagination and creative drive. A fast-paced, high-energy romp exploring some less charted territory for finding inspiration in things all around you. Did I mention it’s going to be a lot of fun as well!

Speakers
avatar for Dean Nimmer

Dean Nimmer

Professor Emeritus, Dean Nimmer, is the author of the successful book, Art from Intuition, and the former Chair of Fine Arts at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Professor Nimmer is the 2010 winner of the “Distinguished Teaching of Art Award” given by the College Art Association, the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin and he was selected as Community Teacher of the Year, 2015 by the MAEA. He’s also... Read More →


3:45pm

Kidspace @ MASS MoCA’s Contemplative Art Education: A Metta and Artful Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Practice “metta” based on an ancient meditation exercise offering loving-kindness to all beings; tour Kidspace’s empathy-focused exhibition Walk in My Shoes; and create mandala gifts. Meditation experience not required.

Speakers
LT

Laura Thompson

MASS MoCA
Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D. , MASS MoCA’s founding Education Director and Kidspace Curator, develops all of the museum’s art education programming. Thompson is celebrating her 25th year of working directly with children, teachers, and artists, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has been meditating for many years, studies Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and incorporates it into her teaching and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MASS MoCA: New Kid Space

3:45pm

Independent Schools: Addressing Issues Raised From the Spring Survey and Curriculum Slam
Limited Capacity seats available

Independent School Art Educators will look at results from the spring survey; identify concerns and issues; plan for the future; and share successful lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Claire

Billy Claire

Art Teacher, Fay School
Billy Claire has been an Art Teacher at Fay School since 1981. He teaches grades four through nine. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, digital media, webdesign, and ceramics. He enjoys sharing his love of art and art-making with his students.Billy is a board member of the Massachusetts Art Education Association where he is the Independent School Representative for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as their webmaster... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

5:00pm

Curious Encounters: MAEA Members Exhibition Reception
Speakers
avatar for Mary Geisser

Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Oliver

Kristi Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Umass Dartmouth
Kristi received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Art Education and Painting/2-Dimensional Studies, then went on to obtain a MFA from Boston University in Art Education, and completed a CAGS in Creative Arts and Education from Fitchburg State University.  Kristi is currently a doctoral candidate at Lesley University. Currently teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor of art education... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
MCLA Gallery 51 51 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247

5:00pm

Dinner Reservation: Gramercy Bistro
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 5:00PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Gramercy Bistro is located at 87 Marshall St, North Adams

http://www.gramercybistro.com/ 

413-663-5300

 


Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Local Restaurant

5:30pm

Dinner Reservation: Public Eat+Drink
Limited Capacity full

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 5:30 PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Public Eat + Drink is located at 55 Main St. North Adams
http://www.publiceatanddrink.com/ 

413-662-2500




Speakers

Saturday November 7, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Local Restaurant

6:00pm

Dinner Reservation: The Hub
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 6:00 PM on Saturday November 7th at 
The Hub is located at 55 Main St. North Adams
http://www.iberkshires.com/restaurants/menus/1233259835.pdf 

413-662-2500




Speakers
avatar for Mary Geisser

Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →
CM

Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Local Restaurant

6:30pm

Dinner Reservation: Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub
Limited Capacity full

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 6:30PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub is located at 

1 Furnace St Ste 3, Under the Bridge, North Adams
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g41715-d467692-Reviews-Freight_Yard_Restaurant_Pub-North_Adams_Massachusetts.html
 
413-663-6547


Speakers
avatar for Kristi Oliver

Kristi Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Umass Dartmouth
Kristi received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Art Education and Painting/2-Dimensional Studies, then went on to obtain a MFA from Boston University in Art Education, and completed a CAGS in Creative Arts and Education from Fitchburg State University.  Kristi is currently a doctoral candidate at Lesley University. Currently teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor of art education... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Local Restaurant

6:30pm

Dinner Reservation: Desperados Mexican Grill
Limited Capacity full

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 6:30PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Desperados Mexican Grill is located at 23 Eagle Street, North Adams
http://mydesperados.net/dinner-menu 

413-346-4664



Speakers
avatar for Jessica Daviso

Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Local Restaurant

6:30pm

Dinner Reservation: The Richmond Grille
Limited Capacity filling up

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 6:30 PM on Saturday November 7th at 
The Richmond Grille is located at 40 Main St, North Adams
http://www.richmondgrille.com/home.html

413-663-6500





Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Champagne

Alyssa Champagne

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston andMedway High School
Alyssa Champagne holds a Massachusetts certification in visual arts for grades PreK-12, and has been teaching students at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2010. Alyssa is also in her sixth year of teaching high school AP Art History, painting, ceramics, and studio art to students at Medway High School in Medway, MA.
avatar for Helen Downey

Helen Downey

Treasurer/YAM Chair, MAEA
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a regional show in Worcester to a statewide show held in Boston. I then helped initiate the return of the YAM show in Worcester in 2015 with the goal of regional exhibits... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Local Restaurant

7:30pm

Dinner Reservation: Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 7:30PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Freight Yard Restaurant & Pub is located at 

1 Furnace St Ste 3, Under the Bridge, North Adams
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g41715-d467692-Reviews-Freight_Yard_Restaurant_Pub-North_Adams_Massachusetts.html
 
413-663-6547


Speakers
SL

Stacy Lord

Worcester East Middle School
Stacy Lord leads the way in blending science and art. 2015 Participant in NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program blending lessons through science and art. 2014 Fellowship in the Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation. AoSL is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM... Read More →
avatar for Laura Marotta

Laura Marotta

K-5 Art Educator, Danvers Public Schools
I studied at the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with my Masters in Arts of Teaching, I have worked full time as an elementary art teacher in the Danvers public schools for three years, serving students in grades K-5. In January of 2015, I was appointed as Elementary Division Representative for the MAEA. For two years in a row, I have been awarded two $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Local Restaurant

7:30pm

Dinner Reservation: Public Eat+Drink
Limited Capacity full

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 7:30 PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Public Eat + Drink is located at 55 Main St. North Adams
http://www.publiceatanddrink.com/ 

413-662-2500




Speakers
avatar for Peter Curran

Peter Curran

Art Educator, Wayland Middle School
With twelve years of classroom teaching experience, Mr. Curran has taught all levels, in both specialized and public school settings. He has developed curricula and designed lessons that incorporate the thinking outlined in this proposal. Degrees awarded: B.F.A. in Art Education, Syracuse University; M.S. in Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and DesignStatewide involvement: MAEA board member (Special Needs Representative), multiple... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Local Restaurant

7:30pm

Dinner Reservation: The Richmond Grille
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 7:30 PM on Saturday November 7th at 
The Richmond Grille is located at 40 Main St, North Adams
http://www.richmondgrille.com/home.html

413-663-6500





Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Local Restaurant

8:00pm

Dinner Reservation: Desperados Mexican Grill
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 8:00PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Desperados Mexican Grill is located at 23 Eagle Street, North Adams
http://mydesperados.net/dinner-menu 

413-346-4664



Speakers
SG

Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.
CM

Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools

Volunteers

Saturday November 7, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Local Restaurant

8:00pm

Dinner Reservation: Gramercy Bistro
Limited Capacity seats available

In attempt to provide opportunities for friendly conversation with art educators from across the state, MAEA has made a series of dinner reservations.  Please feel free to sign up for any restaurant you would like, and encourage your friends and colleagues to join you! 

The options are limited in North Adams and our hosts suggested it may be difficult for us all to eat locally on our own. Please choose which dinner reservation you would like to attend.  When you arrive at the locations, the reservations have been made under "MAEA and/or Massachusetts Art Education Association" Please remind the servers to give you all separate checks, as the cost of your dinner is NOT included in your conference fee.  

This reservation is for 8:00PM on Saturday November 7th at 
Gramercy Bistro is located at 87 Marshall St, North Adams

http://www.gramercybistro.com/ 

413-663-5300

 


Speakers
CT

carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Local Restaurant
 
Sunday, November 8
 

9:00am

Annual Meeting
Limited Capacity full

Meet the MAEA Board of Directors and hear about all of the exciting things they have been up to!  The goals for the coming year will be presented in an informal manner with opportunities for discussion. We want to hear what you think and encourage everyone to get involved in our exciting new initiatives! 

Moderators
avatar for Alyssa Champagne

Alyssa Champagne

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston andMedway High School
Alyssa Champagne holds a Massachusetts certification in visual arts for grades PreK-12, and has been teaching students at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2010. Alyssa is also in her sixth year of teaching high school AP Art History, painting, ceramics, and studio art to students at Medway High School in Medway, MA.
avatar for Billy Claire

Billy Claire

Art Teacher, Fay School
Billy Claire has been an Art Teacher at Fay School since 1981. He teaches grades four through nine. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, digital media, webdesign, and ceramics. He enjoys sharing his love of art and art-making with his students.Billy is a board member of the Massachusetts Art Education Association where he is the Independent School Representative for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as their webmaster... Read More →
avatar for Peter Curran

Peter Curran

Art Educator, Wayland Middle School
With twelve years of classroom teaching experience, Mr. Curran has taught all levels, in both specialized and public school settings. He has developed curricula and designed lessons that incorporate the thinking outlined in this proposal. Degrees awarded: B.F.A. in Art Education, Syracuse University; M.S. in Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and DesignStatewide involvement: MAEA board member (Special Needs Representative), multiple... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Daviso

Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →
SG

Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.
avatar for Mary Geisser

Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Hayes

Melissa Hayes

Art Educator, Acton Boxboro Regional Schools
avatar for Eva Kearney

Eva Kearney

Creative Arts Lead Teacher, Winthrop High School
MAEA Awards Coordinator
avatar for June Krinsky-Rudder

June Krinsky-Rudder

Art Educator, Revere High School
June, a past president of MAEA, is currently serving as the Eastern Region VP of the National Art Education Association. She teaches at Revere High School, in Revere, where she incorporates recycled materials and design processes in much of the work she does with students.
SL

Stacy Lord

Worcester East Middle School
Stacy Lord leads the way in blending science and art. 2015 Participant in NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program blending lessons through science and art. 2014 Fellowship in the Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation. AoSL is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM... Read More →
avatar for Laura Marotta

Laura Marotta

K-5 Art Educator, Danvers Public Schools
I studied at the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with my Masters in Arts of Teaching, I have worked full time as an elementary art teacher in the Danvers public schools for three years, serving students in grades K-5. In January of 2015, I was appointed as Elementary Division Representative for the MAEA. For two years in a row, I have been awarded two $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council... Read More →
CT

carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Downey

Helen Downey

Treasurer/YAM Chair, MAEA
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a regional show in Worcester to a statewide show held in Boston. I then helped initiate the return of the YAM show in Worcester in 2015 with the goal of regional exhibits... Read More →
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →
CM

Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools
avatar for Kristi Oliver

Kristi Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Umass Dartmouth
Kristi received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Art Education and Painting/2-Dimensional Studies, then went on to obtain a MFA from Boston University in Art Education, and completed a CAGS in Creative Arts and Education from Fitchburg State University.  Kristi is currently a doctoral candidate at Lesley University. Currently teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor of art education... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
MCLA: Bowman #119 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

9:30am

Best practices for Supervising Practitioners
Limited Capacity seats available

Practical ideas and philosophical concepts related to working with student teachers will be presented. The focus will be on self-growth through reflective practices while supporting the development of another teacher.

Speakers
avatar for anne charron

anne charron

west springfield high school
Anne Charron has been teaching for 18 years in urban and suburban schools, pre K-12. She chairs the department of visual and performing arts at West Springfield High School. She has mentored numerous student teachers during her career, and finds that sharing her energy for teaching, students, and the arts is enormously gratifying. She is currently enrolled in the Teacher Education and School Improvement PhD program at UMass Amherst. Ms... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

9:30am

Creating and Implementing DDMs to Support Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

The Chelmsford Public Schools Fine Arts Coordinator will share the district's work designing and implementing DDMs and most importantly, how data from assessments can be used to improve student learning.

Speakers
CW

Christina Whittlesey

Chelmsford Public Schools
Christina Whittlesey has been the art, music, and theater curriculum leader in Chelmsford, MA for the past six years. She also teaches classes in the Vocal Department at Berklee College of Music each summer. | | Christina currently serves as the MMEA Clerk, and was the MMEA Conference Coordinator in 2014 and 2015. She has also had several articles published in Mass Music News. | | In addition, Christina is currently a doctoral student at... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #201 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • School/ Affiliation Chelmsford Public Schools

9:30am

“A Whale’s Tale: Explorations of the Community” Social Justice Art Education Program
Limited Capacity full

Real-world partnerships between students and local organizations that create community-based art paves the way for education on complex Social Justice concepts, such as gender equality, diversity, and global citizenry.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Savoia

Lauren Savoia

Artist, Teacher, Program Coordinator, Arts Advocate, SavoiaArt
Lauren Savoia is a Fine Artist, Art Educator and Researcher. Lauren received two degrees from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2006 and Masters of Art Education in 2016. Lauren is a professional working artist and a certified visual arts teacher in both public schools and community-based organizations. Lauren actively conducts qualitative research studies in order to evaluate and promote art partnerships... Read More →



Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience All Levels
  • School/ Affiliation UMass Dartmouth

9:30am

Exploration Through Map Making
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how to create dynamic maps. From city maps to survival maps will be discussed. Project can be perfectly tied into Social Studies and Science.

Speakers
KG

Kirsten Green

McKinley School
Kirsten Green is a graduate of Tufts University with a BFA. She then went back to Tufts University to complete her MAT. She works at the Hill Elementary School in Revere, Ma. She has been working at her school for 7 years. She is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Boston on her degree in Administrative Leadership.


  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • School/ Affiliation McKinley School, Revere MA

9:30am

Spinning Top
Limited Capacity full

The spinning top is a simple origami model using 3 papers of the same size, that when are folded create a spinner that will work even if the folds are not perfect. You can incorporate the use of contrasting, analogous, or complementary colors in this lesson, as well as geometry, and shapes. This project has proven to be popular with all the classes I have taught it to, including ages 5 - 80 years old. You will not be disappointed.

Speakers
BL

Brenda Lilly

Northampton Public Schools
Origami is an art form that I have been both immersed in and teaching for over 20 years. I have attended the annual Origami Convention in New York City with Origami USA for 5 years, and taught this model last year at the convention. My personal art includes using various origami techniques, as well as hand made papers, collage, and water colors. The model I plan to present will enable the participant to teach it using math and art connections... Read More →


  • Intended Audience Middle Level
  • School/ Affiliation Jackson Street Elementary School, Northampton, MA

9:30am

Visual Learning for Life Long Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring the museum to your classroom and give your students a lens with which to appreciate all works of art and architecture in this hands-on workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Champagne

Alyssa Champagne

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston andMedway High School
Alyssa Champagne holds a Massachusetts certification in visual arts for grades PreK-12, and has been teaching students at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2010. Alyssa is also in her sixth year of teaching high school AP Art History, painting, ceramics, and studio art to students at Medway High School in Medway, MA.


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #202 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

9:30am

Applications to College Art Programs: How High School Art Teachers Can Make a Difference
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop focuses on how art teachers can support students’ college applications through helping students develop portfolios, advising students about application processes, and teaching lessons strengthening conceptual and technical abilities.

Speakers
FM

Francis Merrigan

University of Massachusetts
Francis Merrigan is the Undergraduate Director for the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He taught at Parsons School of Design in New York after receiving his MFA.
MT

Martha Taunton

UMass Amherst
Martha Taunton is the Art Education Area Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in art education and supervises student teachers in elementary and secondary schools in central and western Massachusetts.


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

9:30am

Cultural Terrain of Tattoos and Symbolism
Limited Capacity seats available

After a review of the complexities, significance, and meaning of tattoos, participants will be invited to discuss tattoos and how this art form can be used to teach art concepts.

Speakers
SM

Simone Muri

Springfield College
Simone Alter-Muri, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC, is the director/founder of Springfield College's art education program and undergraduate and graduate art therapy/counseling programs. As a professor, she has taught art, art therapy, and art education for 27 years. Simone holds a doctorate in creative behavior, a master's in art therapy and bachelor's in art and psychology. Simone's art is exhibited internationally. A researcher of children's art... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:20am
MCLA: Bowman #208 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

10:30am

Corita Kent, Manifestos and the Art Room
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive discussion presents the work of Corita Kent and her classroom “rules” alongside contemporary artist manifestos. After responding to the work, participants will craft manifestos for their art room/studio.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Mowinski

Melanie Mowinski

Associate Professor of Art, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
In addition to teaching at MCLA, I founded and directed PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project, a storefront hybrid gallery, studio and teaching space on Main Street North Adams for five years. At this conference I will be presenting two workshops that build on the work that I developed at PRESS. I am also interested in talking with others about my new initiative, PRESS on the MOVE.



Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #201 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

10:30am

Taking Creative Risks and Failing Forward
Limited Capacity full

Design Thinking encourages kids to fail. Or rather, not be afraid to fail: to experiment, test ideas and make something new. Help your students see that failure is a springboard to learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Fontes

Kris Fontes

Retired Division Director, PAEA
BFA, M.S. National Board Certified Teacher, 20 years in HS/MS teaching general art, computer graphics, animation and video game design. Past president of PAEA and Retired Division Director, PAEA Website and Newsletter editor.
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Diane Wilkin

PAEA
B.A., M.A., 20 years in HS teaching ceramics, crafts, and photography. President of PAEA, past Awards Chair and Secondary Division Director of PAEA.


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #208 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

10:30am

Technology in the Art Room: Apps, Google Classroom, 3D Printing and More
Limited Capacity filling up

This session shares how technology like Google Classroom, 3D printing, Apps and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are applied in a high school ceramics classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Corine Adams

Corine Adams

ceramics art teacher, Falmouth High School
Corine Adams was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Graphisch Lyseum Rotterdam, a BAE and MAE from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been teaching ceramics at Falmouth High School for 5 years. In 2015 she was awarded Secondary Art Teacher of the Year by MAEA.


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massahusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Falmouth High School

10:30am

Their Work, Not Mine: The Student Centered Studio Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Explore how one high school teacher created a curriculum that empowers students to research, through art-making, themes that they discover and that interest them.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

Visual Arts Department Head, Beaver Country Day School
Rebecca Roberts is the Visual Arts Department Chair at Beaver Country Day School, an innovative independent school, known for its use of technology and implementation of computer programming across the curriculum, located on the outskirts of Boston. She has taught in both public and private schools, at museums and non-profit cultural organizations, in urban and suburban settings, working with students ages pre-kindergarten through graduate level... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #206 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Beaver Country Day School

10:30am

Improv Threatre for the Visual Art Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the connections between visual art and theatre arts while having fun in this improv comedy workshop. We will practice different types of theatre games that get you up and moving, creating unique scenarios to inspire your art-making.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen (Mosie) McNally

Maureen (Mosie) McNally

Art Educator, South Hadley High School
Mosie began improv with a Cambridge adult ed class nearly 20 years ago. She moved on to study, perform, and teach at ImprovBoston for several years. Now back in Northampton, she occasionally appears with The Ha-Ha’s and performs each summer with the Majesters in West Springfield. Mosie teaches visual Art and Improv at South Hadley High School. She has offered state and national art education conference workshops on using improv to improve... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #202 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

10:30am

Peace Pavilion Design Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Your challenge: to merge the definitions of “peace” and “pavilion” in the design of an outdoor structure, also considering architectural concepts
(site, view, experience, light, materials, structure, rhythm, scale).

Speakers
avatar for phoebe pepper

phoebe pepper

Visual Arts Teacher, Drury High School
I have a BA in French and an MA in ART ED from UMASS, Amherst. I have taught Visual Art and French in 3 states over 25 years. Currently, I teach drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, multi-media, jewelry and photography in four levels of art classes INTRO, STUDIO, AND ADVANCED 1 AND 2. I am a classical sculptor, expressionist painter and hobbyist photographer in my spare time: in other words, I don't have any spare time. | | Our... Read More →



  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Drury High School, North Adams

10:30am

Establishing & Growing Dynamic NAHS & NJHAS Chapters
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover strategies for cultivating and growing a local chapter of National Art Honor Society through the lenses of both novice and veteran NAHS sponsors. A slideshow of NAHS activities will provide a backdrop as you learn tips, strategies, and ideas for growth.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Daviso

Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →
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carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

10:30am

Round Table Discussion: Fostering Creativity in the Age of Assessment
Limited Capacity filling up

How can we foster creativity while collecting evidence of student learning? Join us to discuss, brainstorm, and exchange best practices for using assessment to support, not squelch, creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Archambault

Aimee Archambault

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Aimée Archambault is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She draws on her artistic practice and 13 years of experience teaching in public school, gallery and community settings. Aimée holds a MSAE from MassArt and a BA in Visual Art and Education from Gordon College. She was the MAEA Higher Education Art Teacher of the Year in 2014. Aimée currently explores questions about... Read More →
avatar for Alisa Rodny

Alisa Rodny

Boston Public Schools
I am a High School visual arts teacher working at the Burke High School in Boston Public Schools.


Sunday November 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

Art History Integration - Distric Determined Measure Best Practice Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

In this best practice lecture we will discuss art history integration as a district determined measure including the art projects, assessment methods and issues we encountered within the two year pilot of this style of District Determined Measure.

Moderators
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Mariel Daniels

Town of Longmeadow
Mariel Daniels is a 3rd year art teacher who taught her first two years at the Ralph. C. Mahar School in Orange, MA. She graduate from Umass Amherst with a BFA in Art Education in 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Middle and High School Art Teacher, Ralph C. Mahar Regional School
Helen Miller is a 6th year art teacher at the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange, MA. She graduated with a Masters in Art in Teaching, Art Education from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Affiliation with Tufts University in 2010. Helen teaches grades 7-12.



Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #208 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

Be the Change: An Inquiry-Based Design Experience
Limited Capacity filling up

Authenticity drives this inquiry-based experience that challenges students to develop personalized solutions to real-world challenges. Participants will engage in the Design Process to unpack this creative problem-solving unit.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Curran

Peter Curran

Art Educator, Wayland Middle School
With twelve years of classroom teaching experience, Mr. Curran has taught all levels, in both specialized and public school settings. He has developed curricula and designed lessons that incorporate the thinking outlined in this proposal. Degrees awarded: B.F.A. in Art Education, Syracuse University; M.S. in Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and DesignStatewide involvement: MAEA board member (Special Needs Representative), multiple... Read More →



Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #206 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

Installation Art in the High School Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will help teachers organize and consider how to bring installation art into the high school classroom. Grant writing, logistics and examples will be explored.

Speakers
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Katie Lee Haley

Framingham High School
My name is Katie Lee Haley. I currently teach Art at Framingham High School. Prior to joining the art department here I worked as an adjunct photography professor in Connecticut, a middle school art teacher in East Boston and a high school art teacher in Dorchester, MA. I received my Master of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education degrees from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massahusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Framingham High School

11:30am

Practical Examples of Integrating ELA with ART
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see a variety of examples of ELA integration with ART that are easy to adapt into your classroom. A seasoned teacher shares his experience and an assortment of student handouts to take home.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Boule

Brandon Boule

Art Teacher, Lee Public Schools
I am just another passionate art educator seeking to bring art into students' lives and make them knowledgeable and confident artists in their own way.


Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

Streamline Communication & Manage Art Program Flow With Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Save time in the art room and establish seamless student-teacher communication with a learning management system. My experiences with using Google Classroom with fifth and sixth grade students will be shared and examples will be given. I'll show you how to create classes and you'll have a chance to join a very special class to see it through a student's eyes. Effective with middle grades and up and a natural fit for the 1:1, blended, or flipped art room. 

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional Schools
Alice Gentili – Visual Art Educator and Department Chair, Mendon-Upton Schools BFA (Painting) Mass College of Art, Post Bacc (Elem Ed), MEd (Art) Framingham State, Instructional Tech Certificate, Google Certified Educator, Lifelong MakerUsing iPads in the art classroom for design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and Google Classroom. Authored the Every Day Drawing Challenge to create 365 paintings on the iPad. Developing middle level... Read More →



Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #202 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

MASS MoCA Docent Led Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore the collecton and current exhibits on this highlights tour led by a skilled and knowledgeable docent at MASS MoCA. 

Speakers

Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MASS MoCA Lobby

11:30am

Dynamic Demonstrations!
Limited Capacity seats available

Document cameras will transform teaching and learning in your classroom!

Speakers
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Sarah Libertini

Belmont Public Schools
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Kristen Ripley

Art Teacher, Belmont Public Schools
Kristen Ripley is part of an energetic team of art teachers at Chenery Middle School in Belmont, MA where she has been working for 9 years. She has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate art education courses through Tufts/SMFA , mentoring teachers and student teachers from various Boston-area art education programs, writing grants, helping students navigate award and scholarship programs, and creatively integrating technology into the... Read More →



Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

11:30am

GelliArts
Limited Capacity full

Use Gelliplates to experience the fun of layering colors, textures, and shapes to create your own unique monoprint! Use your work in collage, scan it, create books, and paper sculpture.

Speakers
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Deborah Kramer

Art teacher-Newton Public Schools, Gelli arts
Deborah is a public school art teacher for grades K-5 in Newton, MA. She loves teaching art to adults too and has led numerous workshops locally and at the state and national level. As well as an MSAE, Deborah also has a certification in Expressive Arts. She helps adults to access their own creativity through movement, immersion with materials, and hands on activities. In this exciting workshop she will be using Gelliplates, a fantastic medium... Read More →


11:30am

Art of Climate Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Join our discussion/presentation of lesson plans on the concept of global warming and climate change. Is this a humanist concern for students? Help raise awareness through standards-based art lessons.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Dooher

Art Teacher, Hayden McFadden
Elizabeth Dooher, MFA, is currently pursuing a MAE degree and teaching art at Hayden McFadden Elementary School in New Bedford, MA.
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Christine Neville

Fairhaven High School
Christine Neville, MAE, teaches photography, graphic design and digital art at Fairhaven High School. ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE VISUAL DESIGN SPECIALIST.
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Sarah Richard

UmassD NAEA PreService Division
Sarah Richard is an undergraduate Art Education Major at UMass Dartmouth.
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Cathy Smilan

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Cathy Smilan, Associate Professor of Art Education and MAE Graduate Program Director UMass Dartmouth. Areas of expertise include Art-based Research (and ABER), fiber arts, feminist perspectives, photography, ceramics, service learning partnership, and art integrated curriculum design.



Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
MCLA: Bowman #201 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

11:30am

Round Table Discussion: Skills and Dispositions of a Successful Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discuss topics including, the traits of successful teachers, how to preserve student–centered learning while meeting the many demands on education, pre-service teacher readiness, and more. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Archambault

Aimee Archambault

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Aimée Archambault is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She draws on her artistic practice and 13 years of experience teaching in public school, gallery and community settings. Aimée holds a MSAE from MassArt and a BA in Visual Art and Education from Gordon College. She was the MAEA Higher Education Art Teacher of the Year in 2014. Aimée currently explores questions about... Read More →
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Alecia Serafini

Art Teacher, Ottoson Middle School
I am an art teacher for a 6-8 public school in Arlington, Ma!


12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Early Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mary Geisser

Mary Geisser

Bunker Hill Community college
Mary Geisser is an Assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Bunker Hill Community College and an adjunct professor at Lesley University, Endicott College, and The Boston Conservatory's Music Education program. She has taught as a full time Early Childhood classroom teacher, as well as worked with after-school art and theatre programs for young children and families in Rhode Island. She received her M.Ed in Creative Arts and Learning... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #202 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Elementary
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Laura Marotta

Laura Marotta

K-5 Art Educator, Danvers Public Schools
I studied at the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduating with my Masters in Arts of Teaching, I have worked full time as an elementary art teacher in the Danvers public schools for three years, serving students in grades K-5. In January of 2015, I was appointed as Elementary Division Representative for the MAEA. For two years in a row, I have been awarded two $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #203 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Higher Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Oliver

Kristi Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art Education, Umass Dartmouth
Kristi received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Art Education and Painting/2-Dimensional Studies, then went on to obtain a MFA from Boston University in Art Education, and completed a CAGS in Creative Arts and Education from Fitchburg State University.  Kristi is currently a doctoral candidate at Lesley University. Currently teaching at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as assistant professor of art education... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #208 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Independent Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Billy Claire

Billy Claire

Art Teacher, Fay School
Billy Claire has been an Art Teacher at Fay School since 1981. He teaches grades four through nine. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, digital media, webdesign, and ceramics. He enjoys sharing his love of art and art-making with his students.Billy is a board member of the Massachusetts Art Education Association where he is the Independent School Representative for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as their webmaster... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #201 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Middle Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Stacy Lord

Worcester East Middle School
Stacy Lord leads the way in blending science and art. 2015 Participant in NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program blending lessons through science and art. 2014 Fellowship in the Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation. AoSL is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #204 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Pre-Service
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
CM

Coni Moore

Winthrop Public Schools


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #206 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

12:30pm

Job-Alike Lunch: Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Daviso

Jessica Daviso

Art Teacher, Andover High School
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica Daviso received her B.F.A. in Painting from SUNY Buffalo and her M.S. in Art Education from Syracuse University. She also attended Harvard University, where she received her M.T.S. in Theological Studies. Jessica began teaching art over a decade ago, but is new to the Andover community, where she teaches Portfolio, Advanced Drawing & Painting, Mixed Media, and Ceramics at the high school. Jessica recently... Read More →
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Sue Gallagher

Gardner High School
Art educator for over 25 years, | I have taught preschool up to College level Art classes. | I have sponsored a National Art Honor Society Chapter since 2006. | In the past I have presented at both State and National conferences and have been on the board of MAEA since 2009 as the Secondary Representative. | I have been Chair/co-chair of Youth Art Month/ Teen Night | Celebrations since 2005. | Secondary Art Educator of the Year in 2008.
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carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
MCLA: Bowman #205 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

1:45pm

MASS MoCA Docent Led Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore the collecton and current exhibits on this highlights tour led by a skilled and knowledgeable docent at MASS MoCA. 

Speakers

Sunday November 8, 2015 1:45pm - 3:30pm
MASS MoCA Lobby

1:45pm

Crious About Felt? Creating Abstract Sculptural Forms
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on workshop will introduce a simple, cost--effective, and accessible wet-felting technique for creating abstract hollow forms. These forms can then be displayed in an installation or made into functional pieces.

Speakers
CT

carolann tebbetts

milford public schools
Carolann Tebbetts, a veteran public school art teacher, has been immersed in studio practice, specifically fiber arts, since her discovery of felt in the 1990's. She recently completed her MFA with a concentration in sculptural felt. Integrating personal studio experiences into the classroom makes the experience more genuine for both students and teachers. The process of researching an MFA thesis has also served to elevate the level of... Read More →


  • Intended Audience Secondary
  • School/ Affiliation Milford High School

1:45pm

Making Art Move
Limited Capacity seats available

Jacob's Pillow Artist Educator and Massachusetts choreographer Dawn Lane leads a kinesthetic learning experience based on the Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® teaching and learning approach using works on view at MASS MoCA.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Lane

Dawn Lane

Jacob\'s Pillow Dance Festival
Dawn Lane, Artist Educator, has been choreographing dance and movement events professionally since 1980. Lane is one of three nationally chosen dance educators teaching Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® (JPCiM®) residencies for Jacob’s Pillow, a model that draws upon K-12 curriculum as a source for kinetic learning and student driven choreography. In addition to her work as an Artist Educator, Lane has served as Artist Faculty for Days... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 1:45pm - 4:15pm
MASS MoCA: Sol LeWitt Gallery

1:45pm

Pressure Printing
Limited Capacity full

Pressure printing is a non-traditional letterpress technique that yields a spontaneous, painterly, image. We will cover the basics of this technique as well as discuss and assess past student examples.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Mowinski

Melanie Mowinski

Associate Professor of Art, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
In addition to teaching at MCLA, I founded and directed PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project, a storefront hybrid gallery, studio and teaching space on Main Street North Adams for five years. At this conference I will be presenting two workshops that build on the work that I developed at PRESS. I am also interested in talking with others about my new initiative, PRESS on the MOVE.



1:45pm

Wandering Carnival: Taking it to the Street
Limited Capacity seats available

The Wandering Carnival is a public art vehicle featuring interactive sculptures, outfits, music and lighting. Participants will investigate, interact and then design their own transformative vehicles in a hands-on workshop.

Speakers
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Robert Hepner

Smith College Campus School
I am an artist educator with over 20 years experience teaching art to ages K-college. Currently, I teach K-6 art and mentor student teachers at the Smith College Campus School in Northampton, MA. During the summer I travel to public festivals/venues with the Wandering Carnival Art Truck and its interactive sculptures. | | In summer 2005, I attended a K-12 educator’s workshop sponsored by the Smith College Engineering Department. In this... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 1:45pm - 4:15pm
MASS MoCA: Old Kid Space MASS MoCA
  • Intended Audience All Levels
  • School/ Affiliation Smith College

1:45pm

Ideation: The Art of Asking Why!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come experience the wonder of ideation through sights, sounds, and hands on approaches. This workshop will provide you with proven ways to help your students ideate!

Speakers
SL

Stacy Lord

Worcester East Middle School
Stacy Lord leads the way in blending science and art. 2015 Participant in NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program blending lessons through science and art. 2014 Fellowship in the Art of Science Learning’s Worcester Incubator for Innovation. AoSL is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2015 1:45pm - 4:15pm
MASS MoCA: Building 8