Pre-Sessions - “Transformative Transports” (3 @ 50min) - small groups Conference Schedule
8:00 Check in/Art making/SWAG/Light Breakfast
9:00 Welcome/State of the Arts –
9:30 FIRST Power Session (Begin Double Sessions)
10:35 Second Power Session – Mini and Full Sessions
11:45 Lunch (provided)/Announcements
1:00 FINAL Power Session (2nd Half of Double Studio)
2:15 Awards Ceremony
Post-Sessions - “Transformative Transports” (3 @ 50min) - small groups
MAEA AWARDS: Please join us in Celebrating the following Recognitions and Honors
Outstanding Commitment to the Profession- Judy Novey (Wayneflete) Elementary Art Educator of the Year - Allie Rimkunis (Gorham ES) Middle Art Educator of the Year - Cami Davis (Acton PK-8) Outstanding Service to the Profession - Matt Johnson (Westbrook HS) Secondary Art Educator of the Year - Jodi Thomas (Thornton, Saco) 2020 - Honors Maine Art Educator of the Year - Amy Cousins (Gorham MS)
Creative Paperclay Candlestick Holders – Debra Arter (Boothbay ES) For teachers who do not have a kiln or need a quick solution to creating 3-D useful objects and sculptures Paperclay provides a unique solution. In this workshop you will be shown how children in 4th grade and beyond can make an armature with tin foil and form a myriad of objects and animals with the paperclay over the foil. The clay will harden in a few days and you will be able to paint it after the workshop. Bring a sealed container to hold the project and small amount of extra clay to finish your piece at home if needed. If you have special incising tools or texture plates you may bring them to use as well.
Offered during FIRST POWER SESSION (Limit 10)
What does “Arts Accessibility” Mean? (And why it matters) – Shawna Barnes (MALI - Maine Arts Leadership Initiative) Shawna will share her five key definitions of arts accessibility and what they may look like in the classroom/studio. Her unique insight as a disabled artist will help guide and inform participants as they learn how to break through these barriers to access with creative solutions.
Note: There will be a service dog in this session Offered during FIRST or SECOND POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art Forum – Lori Spruce (Brewer HS) AP Art Forum is a roundtable session for High School AP Studio Art Teachers (and those interested) to discuss topics of concern including building breadth portfolio pieces, engaging a stronger work ethic, and ways to help students develop meaningful concentrations. Attendees will have the opportunity to share lesson plans and student artwork and give each other valuable feedback for both. We will look at and discuss changes to the 2019/20 scoring guidelines and how that may impact current curriculum and portfolio submission. Also, this will be an opportunity to generate interest and gauge enthusiasm for a continued Maine AP Studio Art Group meeting.
Offered during FINAL POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Gifted and Talented Roundtable – Lisa Ingraham (Madison ES and President-Elect for MAEA) There are lots of moving parts to Gifted and Talented programs - Nomination and Identification, State Applications and Chapter 104, Staffing and Budgeting, and Curriculum and Assessment. Join me for a roundtable discussion about any or all of these issues in GT education. I'll share my resources and hope to learn new strategies from you!
Offered during SECOND POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Giacometti Inspired Sculptures – Bobbi Tardif (SeDoMoCha MS, Dover-Foxcroft) Let’s get our hands dirty and create! We will be developing an armature that resembles the tall figures of Alberto Giacometti sculptures in wire and covering them using plaster gauze wrap. You will leave this session with your example and a lesson plan that can fit various learning levels.
Offered during SECOND or FINAL POWER SESSION (Limit 10)
MAEA Interest Group: Photography Educators – Jodi Thomas (Thornton Academy, Saco) Photography Educators lead by Jodi Thomas. Are you new to teaching Photography? Are you a veteran teacher of the subject? Want to connect with others and share ideas, concerns, or accomplishments in teaching the subject? Bring one lesson plan to share (10 copies), your favorite resource, and one topic for conversation.
Second Half of SECOND POWER SESSION (Limit 10)
MAEA Interest Group: Art Teachers Create – Jodi Thomas (Thornton Academy, Saco) This is a formative meeting for members interested in dedicating one Saturday each month to creating art side by side. Bring ideas, wants, and needs for a Maine artist teacher co-op, society, or interest group!
First Half of SECOND POWER SESSION (Limit 10)
Double Studio Sessions:
Acrylics in Every Classroom – Debra Bickford (Westbrook HS, Past-President of MAEA) This studio workshop will cover a broad range of ways to incorporate acrylics into every classroom. Tips and tricks of the medium. Understanding the huge array of acrylics. The difference between mediums, gels, fluids and liquids. Easy ways to clean up. How to use slow drying acrylics for printmaking. How to get get heavy, textural effects. What the best brushes are to use and why. How to use glazing to create 3/D modeling effects and more. If you have a mysterious Acrylic material that has never been opened I can even help you understand what it is for and how to use it. Most materials will be provided but feel free to bring what you have.
DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 10)
Children’s Art as Inspiration for One’s Own Art Practice – Carol Shutt (Retired, Mt. Desert ES) Through a presentation with discussion, slides and examples of art, I will explore the ways my young students’ art inspired my own art practice and how it can do the same for all of us. Focus will be on the creative process of children, what it can teach us and all the entry points and paths it provides into our own art-making.
DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(No Limit)
Smoke, Stories, and Sgraffito – Holly Houston, (Yarmouth HS, and Member Services Coordinator), and Tim Christensen, (Teaching Artist, and MAEA Board Member) Can clay talk? It sure can! Experience the basics of both smoke firing and sgraffito as methods to share information on clay. Holly Houston and Tim Christensen will collaborate to share techniques that can be easily transferred to your classroom, as well as field questions about their collaborations in Holly’s classroom. All materials supplied.
DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS) (Limit 10)
Vinyl Cutter as Art Tool – Connie Barnes (Trenton ES) We will learn how to create cut images to use as art or for stencils, modular constructions, and paper reliefs. The first session will be dedicated to learning to use the software and the second session will be dedicated to exploring and making.
DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 20)
21st Century Canopic Jars – Gloria Hewett (Mount View MS, Thorndike) View images of Egyptian Canopic Jars as well 21st Century student Canopic Jars. You will then sketch an idea and create the jar/body using coil construction and a lid/head using pinch pot and additive construction. You will be taking them home to fire and glaze.
DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 10)
Sessions "To Go" - Transformative Transports: (inspired by National Art Education Association Convention Sessions)
Arrival Options (Choose 3 or more) 50 minute sessions:
Teaching Students to Apply Design Thinking to Help Solve Community Challenges -Share and learn ways to teach students how to apply the design-thinking process toward solving community problems both locally in North America and globally.
Carousel of Learning Curriculum Focus: Working With Adaptive Art and Universal Design -How do you work with adaptive art and universal design? Share and learn strategies on how to work with students with special needs within your studio classroom.
Real Time Digital Integration: Perspectives on What Works: Join in a discussion about the range of digital tools available to art educators as well as share experiences on their effects on instructional practice and student engagement.
STEAMing Ahead Through K-12 Art-Based Inquiry: Share and learn about student-driven, art-based inquiry into STE[A]M concepts. Share your collaborative student art-based inquiries incorporating art, science and technology standards
Art as Transformation: Inspiring Students to Become World Changers Through the Power of Service Learning Explore and share the possibilities of students engaging with local and global community partners to create transformational community art projects. What are ways that your students have shared their gifts?
Return Options (Choose 3 or more) 50 minute sessions:
Conversations With Colleagues: A Divisional Level Meet-Up: Connect with your fellow level educators in this open-ended, discussion-based session. Share your voice with divisional leaders and colleagues, gain insights into issues facing our division, and explore ongoing division initiatives.
I Think I Can, I Think I Can… How to Create a Choice-Based Design Thinking Studio Learn and share strategies for implementing a choice-based studio environment for any art course that fosters design thinking, allows for multiple means of expression and varied student pacing.
Called to Serve: Maine Art Education Leadership MAEA continues to provide a vibrant community for art educators. How is vibrancy ensured and priorities set for MAEA’s vision and direction? Learn about the role and responsibilities of the MAEA Board of Directors and opportunities for those interested in State and Regional leadership. Have you ever wondered about serving on the MAEA Board? Bring your interest and questions and find out more!
Mirror, Mirror: Exploring the Why and How of Reflective Practices for Art TeachersWant to open the door to continued professional growth? Share and learn useful tools and strategies for reflective practice that will do help you do so. For art teachers at all career stages.
Fostering Personal, Cognitive, and Artistic Development Through Scaffolded, Creative Problem Solving Strategies Share and learn about scaffolding creative problem-solving strategies and how these strategies fostered personal, cognitive and artistic development.