Workshop Options

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Off-Site
Pre-Conference Workshop: Thursday evening, 7:00-8:30
Pre-Conference Reception
Presenters: Prof. Micheala Groeblacher and Joni Regnier (McPherson Clayworks)
Clayworks   107 N. Main St., McPherson
Come-and-go reception at Clayworks. Tucked into one of the historic buildings in downtown McPherson, Clayworks is a special place. While enjoying refreshments, attendants can see the stunning spaces that inspire persons with disabilities to create and sell their artwork. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that could trigger ideas in entrepreneurial spirits ... all will enjoy camaraderie within this true community.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 50
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Off-Site

Friday AM
Must choose EITHER
(1) 50 minute + (1) 110 minute OR (1) 170 minute presentations

Friday 9:00-9:50
Art in McPherson—A Trolley Tour
Presenter: Prof. Michaela Groeblacher and Anne Kirchner (convention & Visitor’s Bureau)
Antique trolley tour through McPherson that showcases some of the murals of downtown.  Guided tour of the renovated McPherson Opera House and the Visual Arts Alliance Art Gallery.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 22
$6
50 minutes
Friday 9:00-9:50 and Friday 11:00-11:50   Off-Site   Meet at the circle drive outside of Friendship Hall


Friday 9:00-9:50  
Arts Integration Across the Curriculum: Seamless Approach to Project Based Learning Curriculum
Presenter:  So Choi
Explore and gain strategies to successfully plan and develop Arts Integrated Activities across the academic contents. Participants will view student samples and the artistic process to successfully implement and execute Project Based Learning Curriculum to assess multiple content standards. You will walk away with ideas and assessments applicable to your classrooms and ways to help students make cross-curricular connections.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants:  25
50 minutes
Friday 9:00-9:50   Hess 51

Friday 9:00-9:50  
Make and Take Tactile Paintings inspired by Andy Lakey
Presenter: Katie Morris
The presenter will share a lesson inspired by the artist Andy Lakey that may be adapted to any grade level. Participants will create a tactile painting using inexpensive materials.
Maximum number of participants:15
$2
50 minutes
Friday 9:00-9:50   Hess 117


Friday 9:00-9:50  
Arts Advocacy Round Robin Discussion
Presenter:  Natalie Brown
Bring your own stories and discuss with other teachers how to advocate for your program as districts look for potential cuts.  I will share how we prevented cuts in elementary art at Derby and have grown the high school program.
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 minutes
Friday 9:00-9:50   Hess 124


Friday 9:00-10:50  
Drawing Secrets of the Old Masters
Do you want to learn and teach the drawing secrets of the Old Masters? Participants will learn technical drawing skills by working from a 19th century drawing course. Lesson plans that feature technical drawing skills will accompany the instructor demonstrations and hands on portion of the class.This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius). www.davinciinitiative.org
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants:20
110 minutes
Friday 9:00-10:50   Hess 121


Friday 9:00-10:50  
The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail: Watercolor with Math and Community Connections
Presenter: Liz Kowalchuk
Explore the trend of creating and displaying painted quilt blocks on buildings.  Also included:  Watercolor painting, discussing the use of math concepts and opportunities for community connections.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Friday 9:00-10:50   Hess 52





Friday 9:00-11:50  
An Intro to Fiber Arts
Presenters:  Tranda Strnad and Jennifer Christiansen
During this “hands on” workshop, you will learn the basics of needle felting, wet felting, sculpting with fibers, and bead making, techniques which we learned from the fibers master herself, Cassie Stephens. There is a $25 fee because we will be providing you with a kit that will include enough supplies for the workshop, as well as some extra materials to create some small projects on your own! Come create with us!
All Levels
Maximum number of participants:  20
$25
170 minutes
Friday 9:00-11:50   Hess 54


Friday 9:00-11:50
Steam Casting (with inexpensive equipment)
Presenter: Beth Vannatta (Piglet)
Come and learn how to Steam Cast with easily accessible materials--a hot plate, foil, a flower pot, wet paper towels and a juice can!!  Piglet will demonstrate the method then you will create a wax model and go home ready to try the process yourself.
Middle/High/College levels
Maximum number of participants: 12
$2
170 minutes
Friday 9:00-11:50 and Friday 2:00-4:50   Hess 50


Friday 9:00-11:50  
The Open Book: A Collaborative Artist Book Project
Presenter: Betsy Roe and Jill Zinn
This is an interdisciplinary visual art project. Learn various techniques to create a
collaborative book! We will be drawing, creating silk screens with a ThermoFax
machine, printing, writing a paragraph description and assembling an accordion artist book.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants: 16
$5
170 minutes
Friday 9:00-11:50   Hess 110



Friday 10:00-11:50  
Colour is Everything…..Black and White is More Dominic Rouse
Presenter:  Linda Nelson-Bova
Come and learn about a successful black and white painting project designed to introduce or improve the student’s “dry brushing” techniques with a minimum of materials. Hands-on with hopefully a finished exemplar! Bring black & white images with good contrast for reference.
High School
$5
Maximum number of participants: 15
110 minutes
Friday 10:00-11:50   Hess 124


Friday 10:00-11:50  
Cool Colorful Cactus
Presenter: Terry Wright—Mayco
Join our Mayco representatives for an exciting hands-on workshop.  Learn helpful hints about Mayco glazes. Master new techniques for glaze application with brush, paper stencils you create, and other tools.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants: 24
110 minutes
Friday 10:00-11:50   Hess 117


Friday 10:00-11:50  
African Wrap Around Bracelets
Presenter: Nancy Squire and Susan de Wit
Nancy and Susan will teach you to create African wrapped bracelets, a style worn by both men and women in African tribal culture. They consist of a long leather thong, doubled with small beads strung between doubled lengths of leather thong. There is a shell or large bead at one end and a loop at the other end. Bracelets must wrap around wrist twice.
Levels: Middle and High
Maximum number of participants:18
$3
110 minutes
Friday 10:00-11:50   Hess 51
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Friday 11:00-11:50  
Art in McPherson—A Trolley Tour
Presenter: Prof. Michaela Groeblacher and Anne Kirchner (convention & Visitor’s Bureau)
Antique trolley tour through McPherson that showcases some of the murals of downtown.  Guided tour of the renovated McPherson Opera House and the Visual Arts Alliance Art Gallery.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 22
$6
50 minutes
Friday 9:00-9:50 and Friday 11:00-11:50  Off-Site   Meet at the circle drive outside of Friendship Hall


Friday 11:00-11:50
Exploring Printmaking
Presenter: Polly Blair
Expand your printmaking arsenal by learning new techniques, discuss room set-up and classroom management when printmaking, and create a cheat-sheet for yourself by going from table to table to test your new skills firsthand.  Techniques include printing with Legos, monoprinting on the table, making stamps, screenprinting, marker printing, and more.
Levels: Elementary
Maximum number of participants: 25
50 minutes
Friday 11:00-11:50 and Friday 2:00-2:50    Hess 52


Friday 11:00-11:50
This is a divided workshop:  11:00-11:50 and 2:00-2:50    Must sign up for both!
Dinosaur Drawing
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Using atelier methods, this workshop will cover drawing concepts for K-12 students and break them into easy-to-understand pieces. Methods for teaching basic proportion, shape, and other realism skills to students will be covered in depth. Using a toy dinosaur as inspiration, participants will use classical drawing skills to create accurate drawings of their subjects. This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius).
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Friday--This is a divided workshop:  11:00-11:50 AND 2:00-2:50   Hess 121



Friday PM
Must choose EITHER
(3) 50 minute OR (1) 50 minute + (1) 110 minute OR (1) 170 minute presentations


Friday 2:00-2:50
This is a divided workshop:  11:00-11:50 and 2:00-2:50  Must sign up for both!
Dinosaur Drawing
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Using atelier methods, this workshop will cover drawing concepts for K-12 students and break them into easy-to-understand pieces. Methods for teaching basic proportion, shape, and other realism skills to students will be covered in depth. Using a toy dinosaur as inspiration, participants will use classical drawing skills to create accurate drawings of their subjects. This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius).
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Friday--This is a divided workshop:  11:00-11:50 AND 2:00-2:50   Hess 121


Friday 2:00-2:50
The History of Clayworks: Collaboration and Evolution
Presenters: Jenna Parli and Wayne Conyers
The story of how Clayworks began as an entrepreneurial idea between two people and grew into a community business involving those served by Disabilities Supports of the Great Plains.
All levels, Special Needs
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 minutes
Friday 2:00-2:50 and Saturday 1:00-1:50   Hess 124


Friday 2:00-2:50  
Layered Monoprints with Gelli Arts Gelli Plates
Presenter: Katie Morris
Come play and learn to use Gelli plates in your classroom! Participants will experiment with layered monoprinting and will have a chance to win a Gelli plate!
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 2:00-2:50   Hess 110


Friday 2:00-2:50  
Exploring Printmaking
Presenter: Polly Blair
Expand your printmaking arsenal by learning new techniques, discuss room set-up and classroom management when printmaking, and create a cheat-sheet for yourself by going from table to table to test your new skills firsthand.  Techniques include printing with Legos, monoprinting on the table, making stamps, screenprinting, marker printing, and more.
Levels: Elementary
Maximum number of participants: 25
50 minutes
Friday 11:00-11:50 and Friday 2:00-2:50   Hess 52



Friday 2:00-3:50  
Don’t Wait!  Collaborate!
Presenters: DeAnna Morgan and Kylee Baldetti
This informative hands-on workshop will cover how to create collaborative art projects with other art educators.  Attendees will gain understanding of project planning and develop an actual small collaboration onsite.  This content can modified for all classes and levels of art education.
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 30
110 minutes
Friday 2:00-3:50   Hess 54


Friday 2:00-3:50  
(Not the Usual Art) Collections in Kansas:  Possibilities for Art Curriculum
Presenter: Liz Kowalchuk
Kansas is rich with art collectors and collections.  Discover some interesting examples and discuss the possibilities for connecting to your art program.  Also included: information about the history of collecting.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Friday 2:00-3:50   Hess 51




Friday 2:00-4:50  
Steam Casting (with inexpensive equipment)
Presenter: Beth Vannatta (Piglet)
Come and learn how to Steam Cast with easily accessible materials--a hot plate, foil, a flower pot, wet paper towels and a juice can!!  Piglet will demonstrate the method then you will create a wax model and go home ready to try the process yourself.
Middle/High/College levels
Maximum number of participants: 12
$2
170 minutes
Friday 9:00-11:50 and Friday 2:00-4:50   Hess 50


Friday 2:00-4:50  
Pre-Columbian Terra-Cotta Masks
Presenters: Lynn Felts and Martha Fitzwater
Participants will make a terra-cotta mask to fire and finish at home. Modeling techniques for 3-dimensional portraits will be emphasized-- a great way to introduce the creation of 2-dimensional portraits. This activity has been successful with grades four through adult. Do you like what Lynn and Martha do with pastels? Wait and see what we do with clay!
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
$10
170 minutes
Friday 2:00-4:50   Hess 117


Friday 2:00-4:50  
Art in Lindsborg
Presenters: Prof. Michaela Groeblacher, Ron Michael (Sandzen Gallery), Marsha Howe (Red Barn Studios)
On your own (or carpool) drive to Lindsborg (20 minutes north on I-35).  Visit the famous Birger Sandzen Gallery and Sandzen’s studio; stroll through charming downtown Lindsborg and visit Lester Raymer’s Red Barn studio on South Main.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 30
$10 ($5 for each guided tour)
170 minutes
Saturday 2:00-4:50   Off-Site
This “workshop” will be repeated as a “Post-Conference” event without the guided tours at no cost.



Friday 3:00-3:50
Is There an Indian in Your Cupboard:  Situating Native Americans in Your Classroom
Presenters: Dr. Liz Langdon (KU) and Dr. Lori Santos (WSU)
Challenge Native American stereotypes by gaining an understanding of how the myths
are formed.  Learn through lessons appropriate to K-16, how to implement culturally
sensitive knowledge based on Indigenous truths.
Levels:  All
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 3:00-3:50  Mohler, Conference Rm A


Friday 3:00-3:50  
SeeSaw:  Simple Digital Solutions for Engagement and Communication
Presenters: Sarah Kaufman and Beth Burns
Come have fun exploring the digital world of SeeSaw.  Learn how two teachers are using this app in their classrooms to increase student engagement and share student growth with parents.
Participants are encouraged to bring their tech devices.
Levels: Elementary/Middle
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 3:00-3:50   Hess 121


Friday 3:00-3:50
NAEA School for Art Leaders Experience 2017
Presenter: Rebecca Lomshek
NAEA School for Art Leaders 2017 was an experience like no other.  Let me share some stories and commentary on my journey at Crystal Bridges with 31 incredible art lovers.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 Minutes
Friday 3:00-3:50 and Saturday 10:50-11:40   Hess 124



Friday 3:00-4:50  
Jennifer Strunge-Inspired Cotton Monsters
Presenter: Tranda Strnad
During this “hands on” workshop, learn about the upcycling fiber artist, Jennifer Strunge, while creating your own cotton monster to take home. I will share tips and tricks, as well as my classroom’s monster journey!
Elementary/Middle Levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
$3
110 minutes
Friday 3:00-4:50   Hess 52


Friday 3:00-4:50
Oil Paint in the Art Classroom? Are you crazy? “
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Are you intimidated by teaching oil paint in your art classroom? Come to this workshop to learn how to manage teaching oil painting lessons to your students! The class will cover three major color theory concepts – value, chroma, and hue – through a series of color mixing exercises. Safety, cleanup, and classroom management when using oil paint will be covered in depth. All K-12 art teachers interested in learning how to manage oil painting lessons in their classrooms are encouraged to attend. This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius). www.davinciinitiative.org
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Friday 3:00-4:50   Hess 110



Friday 4:00-4:50 
Whiteboarding your way to Relationships
Presenter:  DeAnna Morgan
In this workshop, we will explore whiteboarding; a secondary level starter activity that can be modified for all levels of Art Education.  Attendees can take the whiteboard prompt idea and adapt it to their own classrooms with ease and creativity.
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50 and Saturday 9:35-10:35   Hess 124


Friday 4:00-4:50  
Help, I’m a first year art teacher” Panel Discussion
Presenters: Jennifer Christiansen, Elizabeth Madden, Shawny Montgomery, Shannon Wedel, Katie Morris
A panel of 5 experienced teachers with 70+ years of experience in all grade levels and many different teaching settings will answer questions from new and pre-service art teachers.
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50   Mohler, Conference Room A


Friday 4:00-4:50  
Making Monsters Manageable
Presenters: Lexi Zuel and Elia Brown—Art Education/Art Therapy students, ESU
Students deal with stressors they face outside the classroom which impact learning. Come
learn how you can effectively facilitate student self-exploration and empowerment
through hands-on artmaking in the classroom.
Levels: El, MS, HS, SP
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50   Hess 54


Friday 4:00-4:50  
Discovering Heroes in the Classroom (Informative Session on the LMC Unsung
Hero Art Competition)”
Presenter: Brad LeDuc
Participants will learn about the Lowell Milken Center Unsung Hero Art Competition
(grades 6-12), which celebrates positive role models from history while teaching students the
power that they have to create positive change in the world. Teachers will leave prepared to
introduce the project to students.
Levels: Middle/High
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50   Hess 121 and
Saturday 1:00-1:50   Mohler, Conference Room A





Saturday AM
Must choose EITHER
(2) 50 minute OR (1) 110 minute presentations


Saturday 9:45-10:35  
Whiteboarding your way to Relationships
Presenter:  DeAnna Morgan
In this workshop, we will explore whiteboarding; a secondary level starter activity that can be modified for all levels of Art Education.  Attendees can take the whiteboard prompt idea and adapt it to their own classrooms with ease and creativity.
All levels
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50 and Saturday 9:45-10:35   Hess 124


Saturday 9:45-10-35  
Intrinsic Motivation: What Drives Your Students?”
Presenter: Dr. Downi Griner, Asst. Professor of Art Education, ESU
Learn how to encourage students to discover their own motivational influences. We
will explore specific, practical, research-based strategies to help educators learn
to facilitate meaningful artistic engagement in their classrooms.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 25
50 minutes
Saturday 9:45-10-35   Hess 51


Saturday 9:45-10:35  
Starting or Building a National Art Honor Society and/or Art Club: Everything you’ve wanted to know from people who have been there
Presenters: Shawny Montgomery, Linda Nelson-Bova, Lynn Felts
Interested in starting an NAHS or Art Club in your school?  Come talk to a panel of teachers with close to 90 years of combined teaching experience who have started and grown strong programs in their schools. Get ideas and see all the exciting possibilities.  
Levels: Middle, High
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Saturday 9:45-10:35   Mohler, Conference Room A



Saturday 9:45-11:40
Trendy Techniques with Tiles!”
Presenter: Natalie Brown
Want some fresh ideas for decorating clay besides painting on plain old bottled glazes? Join me for a hands-on workshop of contemporary glazing and surface design techniques including sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, paper resist, wax resist and decals.  Participants will each receive several tiles to practice these skills and take home to fire as future examples!  Please bring a shoebox or other method to transport finished product home.
Middle/High Levels
Maximum number of participants: 15
$5
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 117

Saturday 9:45-11:40  
An Effective Arts Integration Approach Using the Visual Arts Standards
Presenters: Johnna Smith and Steve Stoffregen
Discover the benefits of arts integration, an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through art. The goals of this workshop are to share a highly effective approach to teaching through arts-based curriculum adaptable to all learners and to empower educators to be persuasive voices regarding the critical relevance of the arts in education for children in all subjects.  Workshop participants will have an opportunity to design lesson plans that effectively integrate the arts with various content areas using the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts. This workshop also includes a hands-on project inspired by the artist Joseph Cornell. Participants are encouraged to bring small 2-D or 3-D personal items for a mixed-media collage.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 15
$5
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40   Hess 54


Saturday 9:45-11:40
Fluid Painting
Presenter: Emily Vaughn
Fluid painting, dirty pours, cells, and a big mess. Come learn how to create some interesting, fun paint textures to be used in different projects. Each participant will make two canvases.
Levels: Elementary
Maximum number of participants: 10
$10
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 110


Saturday 9:45-11:40
Pique Assiette Mosaic is Smashing Fun
Presenter:  Dr. Liz Langdon (KU)
Broke plates combined with tiles, mirrors or other found objects may be used in mosaics as an
expressive means to open up the creative process in a non- threatening and therapeutic
way. See examples of public art throughout the US and create your own art in one step.
Levels:  All
Maximum number of participants: 25
$4
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 52


Saturday 9:45-11:40
Mixed Media Encaustic
Presenter:  Greg Schieszer
A hands-on session using collage, transfer, and hand drawn images to create a mixed media, multi-layered encaustic composition on wood.
Levels: High School
Maximum number of participants: 12
$10
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 50


Saturday 9:45-11:40  
Grisaille Painting for High School Students
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Historically, artists were trained to draw first, then paint in black and white (known as “grisaille”) and then with a full color palette. Learning how to paint in black and white is a critical skill to transition students from the world of drawing to the world of painting. In this workshop, participants will discover the major principles that control how light reveals form, and then paint a grisaille sphere in oil paint. Safety, cleanup, and classroom management when using oil paint will be covered in depth. Although this class is targeted at teaching high school level oil painting theory concepts, all K-12 art teachers interested in learning how to manage oil painting lessons in their classrooms are encouraged to attend. This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius). www.davinciinitiative.org
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40   Hess 121


Saturday 9:45-11:40   
Tour of McPherson Arts Foundation; McPherson Visitors Bureau
Presenter:  Ann Kirchner
Transportation on your own.  5 blocks west of campus on Kansas Avenue.  Short walk or drive.  A tour of the McPherson museum’s art collection (including works by Birger Sandzen) and the Historic content relating to geology, automotive restoration, and a multitude of other displays.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 25
$10
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40   Off-Site



Saturday 10:50-11:40  
NAEA School for Art Leaders Experience 2017
Presenter: Rebecca Lomshek
NAEA School for Art Leaders 2017 was an experience like no other.  Let me share some stories and commentary on my journey at Crystal Bridges with 31 incredible art lovers.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 Minutes
Friday 3:00-3:50 and Saturday 10:50-11:40  Hess 124


Saturday 10:50-11:40  
Our Summer Adventure at SCAD - What we learned and how you can do it, too!”
Presenters: Shannon Wedel and Jennifer Christiansen
Teachers need field trips, too! Shannon and Jennifer will sharing their experiences at SCAD Educator’s Forum this summer, explain what they learned, and explain how you might be able to fund a similar trip.
All Levels
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Saturday 10:50-11:40   Mohler, Conference Room A


Saturday 10:50-11:40  
Riding the Rollercoaster: Avoiding Teacher Burnout
Presenter: Dr. Downi Griner, Asst. Professor of Art Education, ESU
This session will explore the complex stressors that impact art teachers’ personal and
professional development. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify their unique
challenges and learn techniques to help prevent teacher burnout.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 25
50 minutes
Saturday 10:50-11:40  Hess 51



Saturday PM
Must choose EITHER
(2) 50 minute OR (1) 110 minute presentations


Saturday 1:00-1:50  
The History of Clayworks: Collaboration and Evolution
Presenters: Jenna Parli and Wayne Conyers
The story of how Clayworks began as an entrepreneurial idea between two people and grew into a community business involving those served by Disabilities Supports of the Great Plains.
All levels, Special Needs
Maximum number of participants: 15
50 minutes
Friday 2:00-2:50 and Saturday 1:00-1:50  Hess 124


Saturday 1:00-1:50   
Teaching Graphic Design with Illustrator and Photoshop
Presenter:  Chelsea Lewis
Learn how to use adobe programs to teach graphic design (including the elements of design and color
theory). Everyone will receive PowerPoints and program templates to use in their classroom.
Levels:  Middle and High
Maximum number of participants: 18
50 minutes
Saturday 1:00-1:50   Hess 51



Saturday 1:00-2:50
Trendy Techniques with Tiles!
Presenter: Natalie Brown
Want some fresh ideas for decorating clay besides painting on plain old bottled glazes? Join me for a hands-on workshop of contemporary glazing and surface design techniques including sgraffito, mishima, slip trailing, paper resist, wax resist and decals.  Participants will each receive several tiles to practice these skills and take home to fire as future examples!  Please bring a shoebox or other method to transport finished product home.
Middle/High Levels
Maximum number of participants: 15
$5
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 117


Saturday 1:00-2:50   
Fluid Painting
Presenter: Emily Vaughn
Fluid painting, dirty pours, cells, and a big mess. Come learn how to create some interesting, fun paint textures to be used in different projects. Each participant will make two canvases.
Levels: Elementary
Maximum number of participants: 10
$10
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 110


Saturday 1:00-2:50  
Stretching Your Budget and Their Attention Spans
Presenter:  Heather Huettner
Introduction to several multi-process, layered projects which help minimize the consumption of materials and maximize student focus as they work toward a finished product. Supplies will be available to create multiple examples, as time allows.
Levels: Elementary/All
Maximum number of participants: 25
$2
110 minutes
Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 54


Saturday 1:00-2:50  
Pique Assiette Mosaic is Smashing Fun
Presenter:  Dr. Liz Langdon (KU)
Broken-plates combined with tiles, mirrors or other found objects may be used in mosaics is an
expressive means to open up the creative process in a non- threatening and therapeutic
way. See examples of public art throughout the US and create your own art in one step.
Levels:  All
Maximum number of participants: 25
$4
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50  Hess 52


Saturday 1:00-2:50
Mixed Media Encaustic
Presenter:  Greg Schieszer
A hands-on session using collage, transfer, and hand drawn images to create a mixed media, multi-layered encaustic composition on wood.
Levels: High School
Maximum number of participants: 12
$10
110 minutes
Saturday 9:45-11:40 and Saturday 1:00-2:50  Hess 50


Saturday 1:00-2:50  
Portrait Drawing for Educators
Presenter: Mandy Theis Hallenius, The Da Vinci Institute
Teachers will use traditional materials and methods to work from a live model in order to learn a variety of portrait drawing skills. Throughout the workshop, teachers will be introduced to lesson plans that connect portrait drawing concepts to their current classroom practice. This workshop is presented by Da Vinci Initiative Co-Founder and President, Mandy Theis (Hallenius). www.davinciinitiative.org
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: 20
110 minutes
Saturday 1:00-2:50   Hess 121



Saturday 2:00-2:50   
Teaching Graphic Design with Illustrator and Photoshop”
Presenter:  Chelsea Lewis
Learn how to use adobe programs to teach graphic design (including the elements of design and color
theory). Everyone will receive PowerPoints and program templates to use in their classroom.
Levels:  Middle and High
Maximum number of participants: 18
50 minutes
Saturday 2:00-2:50   Hess 51


Saturday 2:00-2:50  
Discovering Heroes in the Classroom (Informative Session on the LMC Unsung
Hero Art Competition)”
Presenter: Brad LeDuc
Participants will learn about the Lowell Milken Center Unsung Hero Art Competition
(grades 6-12), which celebrates positive role models from history while teaching students the
power that  they have to create positive change in the world. Teachers will leave prepared to
introduce the project to students.
Levels: Middle/High
Maximum number of participants: 20
50 minutes
Friday 4:00-4:50   Hess 121and
Saturday 12:00-2:50   Mohler, Conference Room A



Saturday 4:00-5:00
Post-Conference Session
Art in Lindsborg
Presenters: Prof. Michaela Groeblacher, Ron Michael (Sandzen Gallery), Marsha Howe (Red Barn Studios)
On your own (or carpool) drive to Lindsborg (20 minutes north on I-35).  Visit the famous Birger Sandzen Gallery and Sandzen’s studio; stroll through charming downtown Lindsborg and visit Lester Raymer’s Red Barn studio on South Main.
Levels: All
Maximum number of participants: no limit
Saturday 4:00-5:00   Off-Site