Workshop Options

Make sure to choose ONE workshop from each session.

Session #1
Friday: 9:00-9:50


"How to Get Free Stuff for Your Classroom"
Location: NM 217
Presenters: Katie Morris/Tranda Strand
Most teachers end up spending their own money to supplement their budgets but you don’t
have to drain your bank account! Tranda and Katie will share ideas for obtaining necessary
supplies for your classroom using grants, challenges, and other sources FREE to you! If you bring a
device we will help you get started stocking your classroom!
Levels: All 
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


"Cultivating Knowledge of the Environment through Art-Based Technology: Making a Garden
Thoughtfully Interactive and Fun Year-Round"
Location: CC 211
Presenters: Liz Langdon / Laura Suarez / Emma Gregg
This lesson design impacts student thinking by questioning humanity's impact on the environment
and asking students to use new technology to address their concerns. In these two model lessons
students will design text and symbols for signage using free software for laser cutter production
and to 3-D print garden gnomes that interact within an ecology of garden space and knowledge.
The gnomes are individualized to connect the garden environment to signage which call attention
to environmentalism issues. Inspired by informative signage found in protected environments and
subverted by critical question inspired by contemporary artist Edgar Heap of Birds. 
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


"Teaching Graphic Design in the Art Room"
Location: CC 212
Presenter: Michelle Salmans
Have you ever wanted to teach graphic design in your art room, but you either don't have the
technology or not sure of how to tie it in with your existing curriculum? In this session, you will
receive information on famous artists that worked as graphic designers, and learn about design
projects that can be done without computers. This session is a great opportunity to see how you
can connect art standards to the Kansas Graphic Design Career Pathway. 
Levels: Middle, High
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"The Flipped Classroom for Elementary Art"
Location: RC 145
Presenter: Katherine O'Hara
We all use the instructional strategy called "Repeating Directions." How would you like to be able
to repeat the directions without having to say a word? Learn how to use a Flipped Classroom in
your Elementary Art Room. This technology based instructional strategy can be used to differentiate
for SPED, ELL, and Gifted students. It can increase student engagement, reduce behavior problems,
and empower the instructor to do more conferencing and progress monitoring during the lesson.
It also reduces instructor stress headaches!
Level: Elementary
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


"Kansas: The Power of Place for the Midwestern Artist"
Location: CC 232
Presenter: Allison Smith
Join Dr. Allison Smith, Professor and Chair, Art History, in an engaging discussion of art-making in
Kansas. Well-known artists such as Aaron Douglas and John Steuart Curry will be addressed, as well
as lesser known Kansas folk artists including M.T. Liggett and S.P. Dinsmoor (creator of the Garden of
Eden). From nineteenth – century European immigrants (Birger Sandzen), to contemporary trail
blazers (the internationally recognized Roger Shimomura) Smith offers an informative introduction
to Kansas art.
Levels: High, College
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Beyond the Classroom: Community Based Social Practice Curriculum for Middle School
Students"
Location: RC 175
Presenter: Gretchen Boyum
Last year the Salina Art Center Discoverers' curriculum was adapted to focus on developing
observational skills, reflecting on their work through discussion and writing, and exploring relevant
topics through social practice. This session will dive in to the challenges and successes of teaching
social practice to middle school students and how the projects reflected state and national
standards. Participants will start with a walking exercise used in the curriculum to help students
develop observational and teamwork skills, and then explore two more hands on projects that
helped students build connections to their community and culture.
Levels: Middle Level, Museum
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


“Using Social Media to Promote and Grow Your Art Program”
Location: RC 181
Presenter: Charity-Mika Woodard
A beginner’s guide to using social media outlets to advocate for your art program.  Common
platforms are explored with information on what to post and legal issues to consider.
Levels: All
Limit: 30

Fee: $0


Session #2
Friday: 10:00-10:50


“Artsonia! Portfolios, Advocacy, Fundraising, Oh My!”  
Location: RC145
Presenters: Katie Ramsey, Kristin Gantz
Spread the excitement for the Arts beyond the classroom as students create their own online
portfolios.  Learn how easy and interactive Artsonia is. You’ll be introduced to the two methods
of uploading art via the app (teacher mode and classroom mode).  No iPads, no problem!
Learn alternative methods for uploading art with the digital equipment you already have access to.
It has never been easier to connect with families near and far, monitor student progress and raise
funds for your art program!
Levels: Elementary, Middle, High
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Integrating Technology to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement"
Location: FADS
Presenters: Megan Wendleton / So Choi
Participants explore how middle school art educators are integrating technology to improve student
engagement and assess student learning. You will gain lesson plans and see how students used
various apps and programs to present their individual creations. Effective use of iMovie, HP Reveal,
and other apps will be discussed in the workshop. 
Levels:  Middle, High
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Mindfulness in the Art Room"
Location: RC 175
Presenter: Beth Burns
Students today are dealing with much more stress and trauma in their lives than ever before.
Teaching mindfulness together with creativity gives our students tools they need to help them take
control of their emotions, connect with their feelings, and make good choices. In this workshop we
will explore breathing, literature, and art project ideas to make mindfulness a part of your classroom
culture, and positively impact your classroom management and student relationships!
Levels: Elementary, All
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Inspiring Reflection and Action through Art Teacher Research"
Location: NM 217
Presenters: Liz Langdon, Bryan C. Lloyd, Emily Whittler and Polly Blair
Action research for art educators as professional growth offers possibilities to improve your practice by using the cyclical approach of observing, reflecting, planning and acting. The focus on reflection gives educators opportunities to reassess what is not working and change their plan with heightened awareness of their own thoughtful processes, through repeating the cycles daily, or for an entire unit of study. Three art educators from elementary, high school and university will discuss their research addressing student participation and buy-in through reflexive lessons. Supportive teacher action research groups can be organized school or district wide, or for graduate credit.
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


"Connecting to Self and Others through Visual Art Avenues"
Location: RC 181
Presenters: Betsy Roe / Joyce Huser
Explore how museum education can enhance student social emotional growth (SEG) through the
alignment of Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) standards and culturally
sensitive art-based instruction.
Session will focus on the concepts of professional collaboration, student voice and choice,
and the role of the art museum as a primary resource for student learning and growth.
A variety or resources, strategies, and hands-on activities will be included to provide a well-rounded
education for students.
Investigate the pedagogical implications of effective arts integration instruction where deeper
learning and engagement are a result of reflective practice. As districts enter into a greater focus on
providing a well-rounded education for students, the role of arts education is more important than
ever when addressing social and emotional issues. 
Levels: All
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Representation Matters: Teaching Art with Diverse Perspectives"
Location: CC 232
Presenter: Alyssa Passmore
This session will provide contemporary artists and lesson ideas that feature artwork from diverse
perspectives. Discussions on understanding the art world as a white-male dominated history and
pushing to expand the knowledge for our students with conversations about race, social justice,
and contemporary classifications of identity. Takeaways include Shared Doc of contemporary artists,
PPT, and lesson ideas.
Levels:  Middle, High
Limit: 60
Fee: $0


"Cultural Sun Symbols"
Location: CC 212
Presenter: Helen Windhorst
Review the cultural images of sun symbols. Using new and traditional tools, participants will draw
and paint a warm colored image of the sun as an example to use in their art room. Connections will
be made to the national visual arts standards.
Suggestions for questions and assessment will be discussed. 
Levels: All
Limit: 30
Fee:  $5.00


Session #3
Friday:  1:10-2:00


"Dealing with Trauma Through Art"
Location: RC 175
Presenter: Jessica Waters
Learn how trauma effects the brain and behavior in the classroom and how expressive arts activities
can promote self-regulation in students. Mindfulness concepts included.
Levels: Elementary, Middle, High
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Art Class Coding"
Location: NM 213
Presenter: Beth Burns
Does just the word coding cause you to have anxiety, or does it intrigue you? Using unplugged
coding, apps and games, and scribbler 3 robots (robots that DRAW!) we'll explore how art can be
a door to the computer sciences for your students. Using our coded drawings as a starting point,
explore how students can work in collaborative groups to create works of art related to
almost any lesson!
Levels: All
Limit: 12
Fee: $0


"Simple Clay Whistles" 
Location: CC 212
Presenter: David Stueve
Hand built clay whistles that works!! I will present some basic hand built clay techniques and
how to make whistle sound, then participant will have time to make their own whistles and take
with them. This clay project is very simple and art students are happy with the finished project.
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $3.00


"TAB Shop Talk"
Location: RC 181
Presenters: Katie Morris/Kaleena Grasela/Erica North/Polly Blair
This is for TAB-Choice teachers of any experience level to "talk shop", share tips from their
classrooms, and get support and advice. If you attended the TAB workshop at last year's
conference we'd love to hear how you're doing or help troubleshoot!
Want to learn more about TAB? Feel free to hang out and listen. 
Levels: All
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Graphic Design Lessons: Intro to Advanced"
Location: RC 374
Presenter: Michelle Salmans
This session will present you with many graphic design projects using both Adobe Illustrator and
Photoshop. I will demo multiple projects for beginning to advanced students. Some prior Adobe
knowledge and access is highly recommended. Participants will get some time to practice the skills
taught within the session. 
Levels: Middle, High
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"PowerPoint in the Elementary Art Room"
Location: NM 217
Presenter: Charleen Stessman
Come see how I use PowerPoint in my elementary art room!
-complete lesson plans
-aid in classroom management
-pace the lesson
-engage students with art history
-create an atmosphere
-create and store hallway displays
Levels: Elementary
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Art, Art Making and the Classroom"
Location: FADS
Presenter: Tonia Hughes 
We live in a diverse world. As artists, we have an obligation to learn about that world and to
be sensitive to it. As educators, a smaller but as diverse world resides in our classrooms.
This lecture/workshop will help us increase our awareness of diverse populations and aide in
developing plans to facilitate inclusion within our spaces.
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


Session #4
Friday:  2:10-3:00


"Integrating Character into your Art Class"
Location: RC 175
Presenter: Wendy Tien
Kansas recently adopted Social Emotional and Character Development Standards that we as
teachers are responsible for teaching. This workshop will look at those standards and give real,
hands on lessons that you are ready to implement into your classroom.
Levels: All
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Let's Build a Digital Teaching Community!"
Location: CC 211
Presenter: Hallie McCormick
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Education department wants to build a digital teaching
community for Kansas City area teachers. This presentation will be part demonstration on what
we've built so far and why we think this is such an exciting development for educators, and part
group brainstorm workshop. We want to hear from you on how to make a digital teaching
community more engaging and resourceful for your teaching and classroom experience. 
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


"Arts Education as a Social Justice Tool for the Disenfranchised"
Location: RC 270
Presenter: Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross
Students in the least-funded school districts often have insulting amounts of access to arts
education. These students are mainly poor, and overwhelmingly black and brown.
While social justice initiatives have become central conversations today, rarely is the arts offered
as a tool for solving many social justice issues. In this session, the presenter will unpack some of
today's central social justice issues such as mass incarceration, the educational gap, sexism,
racism, and homophobia, and use concrete examples of how access to the arts and arts education
are being used to initiate healing and address societal ills nationwide.
Levels: Museum, All
Limit: 50
Fee: $0


"Classroom Management That Works/Art History Google Slides
Location: RC 181
Presenter: David Stueve
This will be a two-part presentation. First, since classroom management in the art room is a very
important factor in student success, I will share and model my method of classroom management
that has been very effective in my middle school art room. This method ensures that students know
the classroom expectations and are accountable for their behavior. Then, I will demonstrate
(with student samples) a research project I have my middle schools students complete focusing on
an artist and his/her works. Students present their research using Google slide shows. 
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


"Gelli Art Monoprinting"
Location: NM 213
Presenter: Wendy Ping
Explore the art of monoprinting with a Gelli Art gel printing plate. Learn how to use a Gelli Art
plate, create a variety of monoprints and wrap up with lesson plans for your K-8 classroom. 
Levels: Elementary, Middle
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


Notan: The Japanese Art of Paper Cutting" 
Location: CC 232
Presenter: Charity-Mika Woodard 
Notan is the term used for the art of Japanese paper cutting to show an equal balance of positive
and negative space. Participants will review the idea and history of combining the elements of
dark and light before creating their own example to take back to their classroom.
(Hands-on workshop)
Levels: Middle
Limit: 50
Fee: $0


"Investigating Race and Narrative through Art: High School Students and Race Project KC"
Location: NM 217
Presenter: Louisa Hartigan
Explore a museum/library/school partnership in which students investigate the Nelson-Atkins'
art collection and the stories it tells. Learn the strategies used to invite students to engage in
dialog with each other around issues of representation and identity using works of art as the
catalyst. Educators will be able to consider and share best practices, challenges, and lessons
learned in addressing the legacy of racism in our community using local museum collections. 
Levels: High, Museum
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


Session #5
Friday:  3:10-4:40


"Connecting with Quilts"
Location: RC 175
Presenter: Heather Huettner
Making personal and artistic connections with the quilts of Gee's Bend, AL and the Civil Rights
Movement, "students" will make a limited selection of construction paper scraps, plain and
patterned in order to assemble a paper quilt that reflects their personal memories, choices,
preferences and connections. A children's book and video clips will be shared to enhance
understanding. If time permits, "students" will have the opportunity to enhance their quilts
with needle/thread stitching patterns. 
Levels: Elementary, Middle
Limit: 20
Fee: $1.00


"Brainstorm Ink Drawings"
Location: CC 211
Presenter: Mark Ralston
The Brainstorm Ink Drawing project is a favorite lesson among my high school art students.
This lesson shares cross-curricular tenants in expanding vocabulary, poetry and storytelling
aspects with students in a creative and personal way. The students are lead to use a variety of
ink drawing techniques. The students will explore automatic writing from the Dada movement,
assemblage of incongruent imagery of the Surrealists and dynamic visual movement of Futurism.
Steps or Concepts... List Building, Ink Technique practice within an abstract composition,
Classification of ideas, Concept Formation and Development of Individual Expression, Self and
Peer Critiques.
Levels: Middle, High
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


Art for Resilience and Stress Relief"
Location: RC 181
Presenter: Jessica Waters 
Explore different methods of intuitive art making that promote resilience and stress relief. 
Levels: All
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Torch'on Basket"
Location: RC 146
Presenter: Nancy Squire,
This is a basket that is very decorative, but it is not meant to be a good container. Instead it uses
a structure which is a tribute to the figurative bobbin laces of the 16th, 17th, 18th centuries in
France. It uses a background twist/interconnection called torch'on...very open. I use paper raffia
twist, in colors and in khaki. It has a unique top edge which ends in forming leaves of different
shapes. 
Levels: Middle, High
Limit: 16
Fee: $5.00


"KCAI's Guide to Providing Contemporary and Accessible Interdisciplinary Lessons"
Location: CC 232
Presenters: Hannah Lodwick/Rachel Ferber
Be inspired while learning about contemporary trends in the interdisciplinary field. Beginning
with a short lecture by Hannah Lodwick, Assistant Director of Continuing Education at KCAI,
educators will learn from direct and accessible implementation strategies and artists to reference.
Participants will then begin an engaging hands-on exercise suitable for students of all ages from
Rachel Ferber, interdisciplinary artist and KCAI faculty, leaving with sample projects that
incorporate fiber, painting and art history disciplines. 
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


"Globally Inspired Pedagogy: Teaching Interculturality Through the Djembe, the GanGan,
and the Onilu"
Location: CC 212
Presenter: Trina Harlow
KSU art education students will lead this session based on a curriculum unit focus they had
during their Spring 2019 elementary art methods course. K-State art education hosts an
international folk artist each spring and students develop units, which are elementary or middle
school appropriate, associated with the visiting artist. In Spring 2019, Akeem Ayanniyi, whose
family is the "Elvis Presley" of drummers in southern Nigeria visited. Students will briefly share
the unit they each developed about African drumming. A digital link to all seven units will
be provided. Make and take 1 or more of the drum projects. 
Levels: Elementary, Middle, College
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


"Engaging Students through Watercolor Experimentation"
Location: NM 213
Presenter: Audrey Gilroy
From traditional techniques like resists and washes to experimental approaches involving salt
and plastic wrap, expand your watercolor skills with this hands-on session. Practice a variety
of techniques as you make an instructional poster and then create an original watercolor and
ink artwork. This session will also share a lesson plan on how these skills can be integrated into
an abstract emotions pen and ink project. 
Levels: Elementary, Middle, High
Limit: 20
Fee: $5.00


"Gourd Art from Around the World/Gourd Pendant"
Location: FADS
Presenter: Kristin Johnson
In this workshop, you will get an introduction into art made from gourds. We will look at
how gourds have been used in other cultures and will have the opportunity to create a
gourd pendant. In learning the basic steps of working with gourds you will also have a chance
to update your Pyrography skills and learn some fun Alcohol Ink techniques. Bring your wood
burner if you have one!
Levels: All
Limit: 30
Fee: $10.00


“Meet JCCC Fine Arts & Design Faculty: Panel Discussion”
Location: NM 217
Presenters: JCCC Faculty
Artists working in various media will discuss their exhibitions and collaborations across the
metro and beyond.
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


Session #6
Saturday:  9:00-10:30


"More Than One Way to Create a Painting" 
Location: CC 212
Presenters: Lynn Felts / Martha Fitzwater
Participants will paint two small, acrylic paintings of the same subject matter in participant's
choice of style and color scheme. Will use cell phones to look up references or bring your own
images. We'll furnish materials but you may want to bring your own brushes. This lesson is
designed to get students to see there's more than one way to paint. It reinforces art history,
color schemes and is choice based. 
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $10.00


"Integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into the Art Classroom"
Location: RC 145
Presenter: Jessica Waters
Explore ways to integrate Kansas SECD standards with visual Art standards at the elementary
level. Sample lessons will be shown and brainstorm your own units for integration. 
Levels: Elementary
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Defining Identity: Incorporating Contemporary Art"
Location: RC 101A
Presenters: Teralyn Morriss and Shannon Brooks
Representations, such as artwork, shape how we view the world and the people in it and can be used to enable students to think about race and race relations. In academics, the term representation refers to how meaning is constructed in our minds through language or visual imagery. Representation supports an importance to investigate images and composition to construct meanings associated with culture, race and social class and discover. We can use artwork as a way to generate discussions on discrimination, stereotyping, disrespect, and oppression of racial and ethnic minority groups and in turn bring personal identity back into student artwork.
Levels: High
Limit: 20Fee: $10.00


"Engaging and Empowering Your Own Artistic Practice Through Intuitive and
Expressive Drawing"
Location: RC 101C
Presenter: Chris LaValley
The purpose of this hand-on studio workshop is to empower attendees to engage their individual
creative spirit. Through your own commitment to an artistic practice you can learn to engage
students and build relationships on a higher level. Attendees will learn a process of creating,
based on working intuitively, where there are no mistakes. Attendees will create drawings, in a
variety of sizes, which display a rich history in layers, textures, and marks. The presenter will
demonstrate methods of working in layers, using charcoal, pencils, and erasers, which have
worked or her individually and with students. 
Levels: High
Limit: 20
Fee: $15.00


"Creative Re-Use: Textiles and the Environment"
Location: CC 126B
Presenter: Liz Kowalchuk,
The world textile industry contributes 10% to total global greenhouse gas emissions and
consumes more energy than the aviation and shipping industries combined. The Environmental
Protection Agency estimates that textile waste accounts for 6% (or 16 million tons) of landfill in
the United States (2015 data). However, innovative ways to reduce waste that involve the arts
are also occurring. This workshop will introduce inspirational designers whose work includes
reuse and redirection of textiles, and participants will (re)make objects using recycled clothing.
Science standards and global textile information will be used to bring these issues into the art
classroom. 
Levels: Middle, High
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Community/Schools Partnerships that Promote Learning and Leadership"
Location: RC 270
Presenters: Amanda Martin-Hamon / Megan Johnson
As curriculum standards shift, quality professional development offers teachers opportunities
to address reforms in education while keeping the arts in the classroom. The Spencer Museum
of Art and educator cohorts in Central Kansas and the KC Metro area are working to develop a
model for effective professional development and collaboration between schools and arts
organizations. This initiative works to promote arts integration, social emotional learning,
global awareness, leadership, and distance learning strategies and tools in both the urban
and rural education context. Presenters will provide an overview of this project and examples
of implementation in the Museum and classroom. 
Levels: Elementary, Middle, High, Museum
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


"Monoprinting Stained Glass Collages"
Location: NM 213
Presenter: Shawny Montgomery
This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to create monoprints using
a variety of techniques and then use them to create a faux stain glass work of art. 
Levels: All
Limit: 20
Fee: $3.00


"Daily Art Journals, Mood Minders and More: Easy Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional
Learning in the Art Classroom"
Location: RC 101B
Presenters: Gina Lee/Ann Marie Morris
Fostering a mentally healthy environment is critical to successful classroom management and
helps to make meaningful connections with students. But how do we address the many
demands our art curriculum and find the time to focus on social emotional learning? Discover
how daily art journals, mood minders, and other simple routines can help students feel grounded
and ready to explore their own creativity. We will also explore how bite-sized projects instill
confidence and a sense of safety in young artists and set them up for success. Come ready to
create and share ideas!
Levels: All
Limit: 30
Fee: $0


“Meet JCCC Fine Arts & Design Faculty: Panel Discussion”
Location: NM 217
Presenters: JCCC Faculty
Artists working in various media will discuss their exhibitions and collaborations across the metro
and beyond.
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0


Session #7
Saturday:  10:40-12:10


"Arte, el Espanol, y sus Estudiantes"
Location: RC 101C
Presenters: Casi Hamilton/Colby Patton
Do you believe que es impossible to incorporate actividades culturales en sus classes? Do you
want to improve las conecciones en sus estudiantes? In this workshop, you'll create 2 hands-on
projects that encourage cross-curricular education from co-teachers of a middle school art and
Spanish collaboration class and receive access to even more digital curriculum. Within this time,
you'll be inspired to create cultural connections that can help students of all ages experience
more of the world from your classroom!
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


"Global You: Cultural Connections and Social Issues"
Location: RC 101D
Presenter: Theresa Shelter Logan 
Come learn about global connections through cultural connections and art history. Research
and think about what you stand for? Is there a global issue that you are passionate about? Learn
about how to use a visual journal or sketchbook to research, plan, connect, create then reflect.
In this workshop, you will create pages in your sketchbook then time permitting start on a work
of art that reflects a global social issue you are passionate about. 
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $5.00


"Alternative Surface Finishes-Once Fired Ceramics!"
Location: NM213
Presenter: Natalie Brown
Learn a variety of surface finishes outside of glazing! We will look at oxides/stains, burnishing, coloring with watercolors or inks, waxes, embossing powders and metallic patinas as well as discuss once firing considerations. Participants will receive several samples to test out techniques and materials so you have examples when you get home!
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $5.00


"Non-Traditional Printmaking: Various Techniques"
Location: FADS
Presenter: Brian Hutchinson
Non-Traditional Printmaking is centered on teaching processes that can be performed without
a press. This is ideal for Art programs with limited facility and budget. Techniques include- screen
printing, cyanotype, spray stencil, encaustic, tape and solvent transfers, marbling, and many more. 
Levels: All
Limit: 15
Fee: $20.00


"Empowering the Native Narrative through Exploring Local to Global Contemporary Native Artists"
Location: RC 270
Presenter: Liz Langdon and Lori Santos
How can art educators transcend long standing myths and historical misinterpretations of Native American cultures? What kind of art lessons bring empowering voices and Native narratives about Native American cultures? Be a part of the conversation, join us for a talking circle and brainstorming session on these concerns in art education. Presenters will share insights on why it is essential that K-12 art educators stay informed about the positive and empowering local to global themes found in the work of contemporary Native artists. Resources based on local and regional Native artists will be generated and provided during the workshop.
Levels: All
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Intercultural and Social Emotional Learning: Using the I Am Me Storyboard to Facilitate
Student Realizations"
Location: CC 212
Presenter: Trina Harlow
As part of doctoral research, the presenter developed a social emotional artistic learning
curriculum unit entitled I Am Me: THOUGHTS of Buoyancy with six art projects. In this session,
the 9-week unit, outcomes related to creating a meaningful, intercultural community within the
art classroom extending to the school and community, and addressing student’s emotional needs
through the creation of I Am Me Storyboards-key art project of the unit-will be shared. Attendees
will make personalized storyboards using acrylic paint, digital photos, and collage. While highly
engaging for all students and adaptable for any age, the storyboard is significant for ESL and
Newcomer students.
NOTE: Although capability will be available to take and print attendees portraits at the session,
it would be very, very helpful if attendees could bring a printed upper shoulder/face/head black
and white portrait of themselves, filling as much of an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of printer paper as
possible. Portraits can be serious, fun, zany, expressing the personality of the attendee. 
Levels: All
Limit: 25
Fee: $3.00


"The Connected Educator"
Location: NM 217
Presenters: Lindsay Waller, Christie Thomason and Erica North
Let’s get Connected! Find new ways to engage your students and connect with your parents and students. We will go over how to use the app Plickers for a fun and easy way to test students, Instagram to promote your class, YouTube to give demos and the app Remind to connect with both parents and students. Connect with students at their level!
Levels: All
Limit: 65
Fee: $0
Fee: $0


"Bridging Community through Art and Literature"
Location: RC 101A
Presenter: Amy Berridge, Katie Kline, Melanie Fuemmeler
Art, social justice and literacy are at the heart of the KC Kids Unite, a partnership between the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Greater Kansas City Writing Project. Classroom partnerships
from across the metropolitan area of disparate demographics are paired together, and explore their
cultural heritage, celebrate beauty in themselves and their community, and share their writing with
each other. Participants in this session will create the self-portrait collage quilt that serves as the
project's culminating activity, inspired by Faith Ringgold's book, Tar Beach, and participants'
cultural heritages. 
Levels: Elementary, Museum
Limit: 25
Fee: $0


Session #8
Saturday:  1:20-4:20


"Dry Point Etching" 
Location: FADS
Presenter: Greg Schieszer
Dry point etching is an acid-free, non-toxic, intaglio technique-ideal for middle school or high
school classroom. You will leave workshop with the practical knowledge and experience to
introduce dry point etching to your students.
Levels: Middle, High, College
Limit: 20
Fee: $10.00


"Art Vision"
Location: NM 212
Presenter: Karen Gerety Folk and Mary Susan Dubinsky
Do you want to know more about ways our healthcare faculty have been turning STEM education
into STEAM? Learn about the interdisciplinary Art Vision program at the Nerman Museum of
Contemporary Art. Explore new exhibitions and permanent collection connections. Also, link
visual arts with English language learning, discover active learning assignments and team building
gallery experiences that will enhance students' observational skills. Dozens of art museums
around the nation have integrated programs for healthcare professionals in graduate school; see
how the community college works with teens and young adults in general education and science
programs.
Levels: Middle, High, College, Museum
Limit: 20
Fee: $0


"Making it Stick: Comprehension through Symbol Making For Teachers of Grades 3–8"
Location: RC 101D
Presenter: Jamin Carter (Kennedy Center Visiting Artist)
Through drawing and cut paper techniques, students can improve their reading comprehension
in a dynamic way. Explore how to use visual art elements to create a series of abstract symbols
that can be used to map story components such as key details, events and main idea. Leave
equipped with skills that can help students deepen their retention and understanding of complex
texts. Led by Jamin Carter, artist and visual arts educator from Tennessee.
Levels: Elementary, Middle
Limit: 35
Fee: $0


“Kemper Museum Educators” 
Location: OFF SITE
Presenters: Kemper Museum Educators
Tour the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: Charlotte Street Exhibition and learn about 3
local artists: Boi Boy, Megan Pobywajlo, and Fatimah Tuggar.
Limit: 60
Fee: $0


“JCCC students: Drop in art studio workshop”
Location: NM 213
Presenters: Nerman Museum Educators and JCCC Students
Join our Student Advisory Committee members for all ages make & take lessons related to
temporary exhibitions at the Nerman. See a variety of multi-sensory tools and techniques
for engaging our youngest visitors in art appreciation.
Limit: 60
Fee: $0

“Growing Your Art Program”--Super Session Q&A
Location: NM 217
"Using Social Media to Promote and Grow Your Art Program”
Presenter: Charity-Mika Woodard
A beginner's guide to using social media outlets to advocate for your art program. Common
platforms are explored with information on what to post and legal issues to consider.  

"Community/Schools Partnerships that Promote Learning and Leadership”
Presenters: Amanda Martin-Hamon / Megan Johnson 
As curriculum standards shift, quality professional development offers teachers opportunities
to address reforms in education while keeping the arts in the classroom. The Spencer Museum
of Art and educator cohorts in Central Kansas and the KC Metro area are working to develop a
model for effective professional development and collaboration between schools and arts
organizations. This initiative works to promote arts integration, social emotional learning, global
awareness, leadership, and distance learning strategies and tools in both the urban and rural
education context. Presenters will provide an overview of this project and examples of
implementation in the Museum and classroom. 

Limit: 60
Fee: $0