Conference Sessions

Friday

Breakfast (3 listed)

(TCADMIN-M-200) - Administrators' Breakfast
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 0
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Administrators invited to this tasty buffet breakfast of French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Links, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Homestyle Potatoes, Seasonal Cubed Fruit Platter, Assorted Danish Pastries, Gourmet Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Baked Muffins, Bakery Fresh Doughnuts, Chilled Juices with Fresh Coffee and Hot Tea.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

(TCGM-200) - Administrators' Breakfast
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Cost Per Person: $20.00
Enrolled: 0
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Invite your administrators to this tasty buffet breakfast of French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Links, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Homestyle Potatoes, Seasonal Cubed Fruit Platter, Assorted Danish Pastries, Gourmet Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Baked Muffins, Bakery Fresh Doughnuts, Chilled Juices with Fresh Coffee and Hot Tea.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

(TCM-200) - Administrators' Breakfast
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Cost Per Person: $15.00
Enrolled: 23
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Invite your administrators to this tasty buffet breakfast of French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Links, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Homestyle Potatoes, Seasonal Cubed Fruit Platter, Assorted Danish Pastries, Gourmet Bagels with Cream Cheese, Fresh Baked Muffins, Bakery Fresh Doughnuts, Chilled Juices with Fresh Coffee and Hot Tea.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

Morning Sessions (4 listed)

(TC203) - 3D Model Arcade Machines
Time: 11:00-11:50 am
Cost Per Person: $2.00
Enrolled: 12
Participant Limit: 25
Learn how to construct a 3D model of an arcade machine using standard supplies of cardstock and pencils. In this workshop you will learn the history behind the art of arcade gaming and machines, and how to relate that information to students. You will design your own video game and create a model arcade machine that represents your game visually. Session Repeated: Fri 5:00 pm; Sat 11:00 am
Target Audience: AA, EL, MS, HS, CI, HO
Presented by: Layna Lesnau
Location: St.Clair River A

(205) - Collecting Visitor Responses in Words and Pictures
Time: 11:00-11:50 am
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 10
Participant Limit: 50
Learn how to use interactive reflection spaces in your classrooms and galleries. Museum educators discuss ways they encourage visitor responses to current exhibitions. Not Repeated
Target Audience: MU
Presented by: Grace VanderVliet
Location: Ballroom I

(207) - Neural Engagement for the Z Generation
Time: 11:00-11:50 am
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 14
Participant Limit: 25
This interactive presentation investigates major functions and neural structures that determine how learning occurs. There will be team activities regarding the hippocampus and amygdala. Dialog will identify the cognitive functions/preferences regarding engagement, learning, retrieval and storage. Session Repeated: Fri 4:00 pm
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Donna St. John
Location: Abbey I

(208) - Arpilleras Featuring Paper Clip Felting
Time: 11:00-11:50 am
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 85
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Blick Presention: Originating in Chile in the 1970s, these appliquéd tapestries are a form of art, storytelling, and political protest that serve to empower groups of creative women. Learn about Arpilleras and create a dimensional textile artwork in this Blick Art Materials workshop that features a new faux-felting technique that's safe and finger-friendly. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Blick  
Location: Abbey II

Lunch (3 listed)

(TCM-210) - Division Lunch: Option A
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $14.00
Enrolled: 42
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Turkey & Bacon (Roasted Turkey Breast, Crisp Bacon, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Mayonnaise on Croissant). Each boxed lunch comes with cookie or brownie, whole fruit, fresh pasta salad, and bottled water.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

(TCM-211) - Division Lunch: Option B
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $14.00
Enrolled: 17
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Ham & Swiss (Black Forest Ham and Swiss Cheese Onion Roll with Caramelized Onion Jam and Arugula). Each boxed lunch comes with cookie or brownie, whole fruit, fresh pasta salad, and bottled water.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

(TCM-212) - Division Lunch: Option C
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $14.00
Enrolled: 18
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Grilled Vegetable (Baby Greens, Zucchini Ribbons, Carrots, Red and Yellow Peppers, Portobello Mushrooms with Herbed Feta Cheese on an Open Face French Baguette). Each boxed lunch comes with cookie or brownie, whole fruit, fresh pasta salad, and bottled water.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lake Huron Convention Hall B

Afternoon Sessions (29 listed)

(TC215) - "It's a Tree"
Time: 2:00-2:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $1.00
Enrolled: 9
Participant Limit: 30
Teaching children/teens to draw using guided practice and Mona Brookes's Alphabet of Shape. I used this lesson with elementary and middle school students to introduce drawing to them and always achieved 100% success. I will be supplying crayons, manila paper, and a handout of the lesson. A door prize for one participate of this workshop will receive a copy of Mona Brookes's book Drawing with Children. This hands-on workshop has a $1 fee. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, RE, HO
Presented by: Mary Ellen Kozlowski
Location: St.Clair River A

(216) - Function Follows Form and Color
Time: 2:00-2:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 21
Participant Limit: 25
A design process where students make abstract color sculptures and then, through drawing and sketch models, discover new functional and behavioral ideas. Starting with the emotional and tactile, this process guides students toward innovation and critical thinking.  
Target Audience: AA, HO
Presented by: Martin Skalski
Location: St.Clair River B

(217) - The Power and Responsibility of the Contemporary Artistic Voice
Time: 2:00-2:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 14
Participant Limit: 25
Learn how contemporary artists are using artistic voices to create interesting works of art that speak up against social injustice in society. Classroom resources and handouts are provided. Not Repeated
Target Audience: MS, HS, HE, AS, ST, MU, CI, CD
Presented by: Donna St. John
Location: Abbey I

(218) - Art, Science, Technology and Andy Goldsworthy in the Great Outdoors
Time: 2:00-2:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $1.00
Enrolled: 15
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Get your students to observe and appreciate the natural world around them by taking your art room to the great outdoors. See how students combined art, science and technology to create Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculptures while also making scientific predictions and observations. This project has everything: cross-curricular inspiration, use of technology, and exposure to nature. It doesn't get better than that!  
Target Audience: EL, MS
Presented by: Lindsay Moynihan
Location: Culinary A

(219) - Multi-Technique Flower
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 32
Participant Limit: 48
From trash to treasure! Join Mayco for an exciting hands-on ceramic workshop that incorporates cardboard tubes, an everyday item, with Mayco’s most popular glazes, isopropyl alcohol, stamps, and silkscreen accents. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Adam Carey
Location: Riverview B

(220) - Watercolor Techniques and Plein Air Painting
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $5.00
Enrolled: 19
Participant Limit: 25
Learn watercolor techniques from LOHS art teachers then weather permitting, take a trip over to Lighthouse Park to create a plein air painting. In case of inclement weather we will walk outside and take pictures of our view to paint from. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA, HO
Presented by: Melissa Wilson
Location: Ballroom I

(TC221) - Sewing Silly Dolls in Elementary Art!
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $5.00
Enrolled: 20
Participant Limit: 20
Participants will learn tips and tricks about teaching the basics of whip-stitch sewing to third graders and up. Come learn from my mistakes and trials to have a wonderful experience teaching students this important skill! Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, ST, CI, HO
Presented by: Christine Marsh
Location: Ballroom II

WORKSHOP OR EVENT IS FULL

(222) - Symmetrical Art Deco Tiles
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 11
Participant Limit: 50
The Art Deco design movement of the early 20th Century provides rich imagery with which to teach and investigate symmetry. In this workshop, we will utilize tracing techniques to create symmetrical designs and then transfer them to bisque-fired tiles. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, HS, HO
Presented by: Diana Faris
Location: Abbey II

(TC223) - Chihuly Inspired Collaborative Community Art Project
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $5.00
Enrolled: 6
Participant Limit: 30
Learn how to engage your entire school community with a collaborative art project that works for groups of all sizes, inspired by the glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, ST, HO
Presented by: Erica Davis-Hernandez
Location: Lighthouse

(224) - Plaster Bandage Figures
Time: 2:00-3:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $10.00
Enrolled: 8
Participant Limit: 25
In the style of Pop Artist, George Segal, workshop participants will create an armature of a person in motion and cover the form with plaster bandage. This workshop will also concentrate on more contemporary applications of this sculptural method. Session Repeated: Sat 4:00 pm
Target Audience: MS, HS
Presented by: Adrienne DeMilner
Location: Culinary B

(230) - Animation in Elementary School
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 24
Participant Limit: 25
Presentation will cover a very brief history of animation, engaging animation toys including flip books, plus how to make 'stop frame animation' using a computer and webcam. Hands-on. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, HO
Presented by: Craig Hinshaw
Location: St.Clair River A

(231) - Using Video to Improve Teaching Effectiveness
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 7
Participant Limit: 25
Explore the use of video as an assessment tool to inform preservice students about the effectiveness of their teaching and about their students’ artistic behavior. Session Repeated: Sat 5:00 pm
Target Audience: HE, ST
Presented by: Katalin Zaszlavik
Location: St.Clair River B

(232) - Portrait Drawing: Learning to See Form by Isolating Values
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 24
Participant Limit: 25
Using magazine pictures and recycled lamination film, you will learn how to teach your students to see form by isolating values. This hands-on workshop will show you how to guide your students through three lessons to help prepare them to draw realistic portraits from life. It works with my 5th graders! It will work for your students, too! Session Repeated: Sat 11:00 pm
Target Audience: AA, ST, CI, HO
Presented by: Donna Emerson
Location: Ballroom I

(233) - Weaving on a Cardboard Loom
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 25
Participant Limit: 25
One of the most popular and successful lessons I teach every year is one of the few art projects that can been done at nearly any grade level. Learn how to teach weaving on a cardboard loom with students from grades K-8. We will have step by step ways to make different types of looms. I will discuss the best techniques for weaving with very young kindergarten and first graders. But this is not just elementary lessons, I will also show various methods of weaving with older students discussing types of closed slot weaves and Rya knot. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS
Presented by: Illya Tolbert
Location: Ballroom II

WORKSHOP OR EVENT IS FULL

(234) - Neural Engagement for the Z Generation
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 5
Participant Limit: 25
This interactive presentation investigates major functions and neural structures that determine how learning occurs. There will be team activities regarding the hippocampus and amygdala. Dialog will identify the cognitive functions/preferences regarding engagement, learning, retrieval and storage.  
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Donna St. John
Location: Abbey I

(237) - Making Artistic Learning Visible: Theory Building through A/R/Tographical Exploration
Time: 4:00-4:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 6
Participant Limit: 25
This session will share discoveries preservice artist/teachers are making about learning while engaging in reflective practice during art making processes. The iPad as an interactive a/r/tographical reflective tool becomes a platform for discovering and documenting how we create (artist) acquire knowledge (researcher) and apply knowledge (teaching) . Not Repeated
Target Audience: HS, HE, CI, TE
Presented by: Amy Ruopp
Location: Culinary A

(TC238) - Artist Research Project: Accordion Book
Time: 4:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $2.50
Enrolled: 11
Participant Limit: 25
Students in the art room research an artist and then create an accordion book in the style of the artist.  
Target Audience: MS, HS, HO
Presented by: Sarah Walworth
Location: Riverview B

(239) - Perspective Window Used to Understand Perspective for Drawing
Time: 4:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 15
Participant Limit: 25
A hands-on demonstration of a perspective window and diagrams. The process allows all students to quickly and efficiently understand perspective. Participants will experience the process by using the "window" and making various diagrams. Session Repeated: Sat 4:00 pm
Target Audience: AA, HO
Presented by: Martin Skalski
Location: Culinary B

(241) - Art from the Heart
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 8
Participant Limit: 50
In 2010, Fraser High School implemented Exploring Artistic Expressions - an art class with our CI and general education art students in a mentor/mentee relationship. See how our teachers inspire creativity in both populations through this unique and creative class. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Marianne McGinnis
Location: Ballroom I

(TC242) - 3D Model Arcade Machines
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $2.00
Enrolled: 2
Participant Limit: 25
Learn how to construct a 3D model of an arcade machine using standard supplies of cardstock and pencils. In this workshop you will learn the history behind the art of arcade gaming and machines, and how to relate that information to students. You will design your own video game and create a model arcade machine that represents your game visually. Session Repeated: Sat 11:00 am
Target Audience: AA, EL, MS, HS, CI, HO
Presented by: Layna Lesnau
Location: Abbey II

(243) - Collaborative Critique
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 18
Participant Limit: 50
Learn how to use collaborative critique techniques across grade levels. See how our high school and elementary students work together to enhance their ability to evaluate, interpret, and analyze artwork. Session Repeated: Sat 4:00 pm
Target Audience: EL, MS, HS
Presented by: Emily Miller
Location: Lighthouse

(244) - Visual Journals for Media Exploration
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 21
Participant Limit: 40
Visual Journaling is a dynamic process to incorporate in any classroom for individual and collaborative assignments as a method to build skills and allow for personal expression. Experiment with visual journaling techniques, see student work, and gather ideas for implementation including techniques for social and emotional artistic learning. Supplies provided, bring a journal or sketchbook if you wish. Session Repeated: Sat 4:00 pm

Presented by: Jennifer Kay
Location: Culinary A

(245) - Region 7 Get-Together at the Raven Cafe'
Time: 5:00-5:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 9
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Have a chance to meet your region 7 liaisons, ask questions about your region, and learn how things work. We will provide hors d'oeuvres. Meet at the Raven Cafe' 932 Military Street at 5:30 pm on Friday. Not Repeated
Target Audience: EL, MS, HS
Presented by: Melissa Wilson
Location: Raven Cafe

(246) - Crossing the Creative Bridge from Classroom to the Blue (BLFAC)
Time: 5:00-6:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $0.00
Enrolled: 4
Participant Limit: 25
Don't miss the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp experience. Tour simulated camp studio experiences loaded with photos, create a collage, and hangout with camp faculty. Information, handouts, and giveaways. Session Repeated: Sat 2:00 pm
Target Audience: AA, HO
Presented by: Dorothy Brueck
Location: St.Clair River A

(TC247) - The Art of Nutrition: A Recipe for Creativity
Time: 5:00-6:50
Cost Per Person: $5.00
Enrolled: 16
Participant Limit: Unlimited
Hungry for a new project to engage your students? Snack your way through multiple K-12 lessons and techniques incorporating and using everyone's favorite things: FOOD! Come hungry and feast your creativity on the art of food, health and nutrition!
Target Audience: AA, EL, MS, HS, ST, HO
Presented by: Rachel Trapani

(TC248) - Cool Zentangle Fans Hot Research
Time: 5:00-6:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $5.00
Enrolled: 15
Participant Limit: 40
Zentangle is a hot contemporary trend in design education; create tangle designs on a folding fan while learning elegant borders and organic tangles. Complete the design by shining them up with pearlescent watercolors. While we work, learn about and discuss using Zentangle in the classroom and the cool research findings that support the benefits of Zentangle as a stress relief mechanism. A hot and cool way to relax during a busy convention day. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Pamela Signorelli
Location: Abbey I

(249) - Metal Stamping
Time: 5:00-6:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $30.00
Enrolled: 6
Participant Limit: 6
In this workshop you will learn how to work with metal stamping tools. This is great for high school and AP Art teachers to introduce their students to a new medium. Members will need to provide their own transportation to Studio 1219. Session Repeated: Sat 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Studio 1219  
Location: Studio 1219

WORKSHOP OR EVENT IS FULL

(250) - Creative Collage
Time: 5:00-6:50 pm
Cost Per Person: $15.00
Enrolled: 4
Participant Limit: 15
In this workshop you will learn how to construct a creative collage using a variety of different materials. We all have lots of random recycled materials floating around our classrooms, in this workshop learn how you can use them to create a one of a kind college. Members will need to provide their own transportation to Studio 1219. Session Repeated: Sat 5:00 pm
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Studio 1219  
Location: Studio 1219

(TCT-214) - CANCELLED Domtar Paper Tour
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost Per Person: $4.00
Enrolled: 5
Participant Limit: 30
CANCELLED Join this Friday afternoon tour to Domtar Inc. which makes products that people around the world rely on every day. Learn the history of paper making and then tour the facility. Transporation will be provided. Please meet at the main convention center entrance. The bus will leave promptly at 1:00 pm. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by:    
Location: Lobby

Evening Sessions (1 listed)

(TCT-253) - Friday Gallery Night
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost Per Person: $4.00
Enrolled: 78
Participant Limit: Unlimited
After dining in Port Huron, enjoy a creative evening at Studio 1219 with light fare and refreshments. This art venue is located a short drive from the Blue Water Convention Center. Studio 1219 will be hosting our membership in their galleries. Looping bus transportation will be provided from the Blue Water Convention Center to Studio 1219. Not Repeated
Target Audience: AA
Presented by: Studio 1219  
Location: Studio 1219

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