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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

Digital Painting
Limited Capacity filling up

Led by Dom Gomes and TJ Hartel at Hunting Hills High School.In this session, we will learn some basic Digital Painting techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablets.We will be colorizing some black and white photos - basically like a coloring book on the computer. Then we will be creating some Self Portraits - you get to trace, don't worry!No devices, tools or experience required.Participants will walk away with a print of each piece they create.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Hartel

TJ Hartel

Teacher, RDPSD
Led by Dom Gomes and TJ Hartel at Hunting Hills High School.In this session, we will learn some basic Digital Painting techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablets.We will be colorizing some black and white photos - basically like a coloring book on the computer. Then we will... Read More →


10:45am

Anyone Can Draw Portraits
Limited Capacity filling up

Creating a successful portrait is most challenging. But don’t despair! This workshop will teach you how to create a realistic portrait that will be completed in various mediums of your choice. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Participants will be provided with set of handouts to use directly in their art classrooms. Open to teachers grades 4-12. All materials provided. $15 registration fee by sending a email transfer to polskieradio@artiza.com

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

director, ARTIZA
Bogdan- Koral Konikowski is an artist – educator from Edmonton, Alberta. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Since then, Bogdan has painted many exquisite paintings. Among his commissioned works are the life-size portraits of the late Honourable Lois E. Hole, former... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2505

10:45am

Writing that Stirs the Heart
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use creative writing in two important ways. First, as an introspective, self-care tool to mend, strengthen and restore joy to the writer’s heart. See how words can foster a renewed sense of peace, passion and purpose. Secondly, how to craft stronger writing, tell captivating stories, and communicate powerfully to move the hearts of readers. Writing styles of focus include: free writing, memoir, poetry, and fiction. Participants should come prepared to write alongside presenter and award-winning author and artist Alexis Marie Chute.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
ALEXIS MARIE CHUTE is the author of the award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, 2017). Expecting Sunshine was a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2017 and an IndieReader Top 10 Best Reviewed Book of 2017. The second... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 167

12:30pm

Painting As VAN GOGH!
Limited Capacity filling up

For those who are attracted to vibrant colours and expressive mark making, this is a perfect workshop. With help of acrylic paint and canvas, exciting flowers and landscapes will come to life; Vincent Van Gogh forever! The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used directly in their art classrooms. Open to art and general teachers of grades 3- 12. All supplies provided by instructor. $15 registration fee by sending an email transfer to polskieradio@artiza.com

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

director, ARTIZA
Bogdan- Koral Konikowski is an artist – educator from Edmonton, Alberta. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Since then, Bogdan has painted many exquisite paintings. Among his commissioned works are the life-size portraits of the late Honourable Lois E. Hole, former... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2505

12:30pm

ArtShare Program
The program fosters the awareness, understanding, and commitment to work with Indigenous communities. To work towards ensuring that Truth is told, is heard and understood, and that Reconciliation ensues. The guidance and wisdom of an Indigenous Elder is available to program teachers and facilitators. Students spend time on the land and in class to learn about Indigenous history, cultural traditions and about ethical research. Students then choose a topic from their learnings and create an art piece to illustrate their understanding of that topic. A show of their art is held at the end of the school year.

Speakers
PD

Pamela Dos Ramos

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Pamela Dos Ramos, M.A. Ph.D., a Human Rights Educator for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre does presentations at schools and creates resources for the Centre. She is a Board Member of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education. She also teaches Culture and Diversity... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2901 A

2:15pm

VIVA ABSTRACTION!
Limited Capacity seats available

For those who love abstract art and texture, it is a MUST. Using acrylics, you will learn how to paint abstraction with expressive brushstrokes and heavy paint application. Your students will love it! The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Excellent for teachers of grades 4-12. You will leave the workshop with completed painting, handouts and PowerPoint presentation to guide your students. All supplies provided by instructor. $15 registration fee by sending an email transfer to polskieradio@artiza.com

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

director, ARTIZA
Bogdan- Koral Konikowski is an artist – educator from Edmonton, Alberta. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Since then, Bogdan has painted many exquisite paintings. Among his commissioned works are the life-size portraits of the late Honourable Lois E. Hole, former... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2505

2:15pm

Library and Author-Artist Collaborations
Join award-winning author-artist and education advocate Alexis Marie Chute as she shares her round-up of ideas for teachers and school libraries looking to collaborate with artists and writers in their community. She discusses projects, residencies, exhibitions, tech options, and multi-disciplinary art incubators. This program emphasizes the importance of collaboration and new ways of looking at programming. Participants will have the opportunity ask Chute for her author-artist perspective in regards to library collaboration ideas. Group brainstorming will round out the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
ALEXIS MARIE CHUTE is the author of the award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, 2017). Expecting Sunshine was a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2017 and an IndieReader Top 10 Best Reviewed Book of 2017. The second... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
GWH 167
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

Puppet Projects for Young Learners - Developing Expressive Language & Self-Expression Hands on Workshop for Div 1 teachers
The young child spoke for the first time that year when he held onto his puppet. “I am happy and sad” he said. Puppetry is a powerful medium for learning and its strength as an empathetic friend or a conduit for expression is amazing. This workshop shares fun ready to go puppet ideas that are easily adaptable for student’s abilities, available resources and time. With lots of hands on opportunities the workshop will play with the intrigue of shadow puppets with loose parts and a variety of low- and high-tech projection choices. Additionally, we’ll create puppets made simply with folded paper and card. We’ll run through over a dozen other project ideas and show how they link to multiple curricula and STEAM learnings. Supplies/handouts provided.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Artistic Director, W.P. Puppet Theatre Society
Wendy Passmore –Godfrey, BFA , shares her passion and experience in the art of puppetry, through innovative and explorative projects to enhance the artistic, educational and life experiences of young people. She founded WP Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) in 1991, and continues as... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2205

9:00am

Oil Pastels- endless possibilities
Limited Capacity full

This session combines techniques and strategies to effectively use the vibrant colours of the oil pastels. Creating new colours, blending colours and achieving texture will be explored by step-by-step demonstration of each project. These projects can be modified for any grade level and abilities. All the supplies are being provided and the fee for this session is $10 and please pay to the following email transfer: christina.dixon@cssd.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Christina Dixon

Christina Dixon

As a teacher and artist my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and explore Art and various mediums: oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, inks, etc. Each medium is versatile in a specific way and the final projects sometime combine a few of them to achieve astonishing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2402

9:00am

Tipi Teachings and Balanced Living
Join an interactive cultural learning experience that will support your understanding of the traditional use and teachings of the Tipi. Join Elder Phillip Campiou, from Treaty 8, as we share in the setting up of a full size tipi. We will share stories of the past and understand how these stories provide insight for us in the present moment. Learn some history of the tipi, both Cree and Blackfoot, and how you can incorporate this learning into your classroom and your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Grassland Tipi
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
1303

10:45am

Congo for the Taking… (Part 2) ‘Independence’ to The Congo Wars
This session examines the history of Congo as a case study of Imperialism… from ‘Independence’ to the ongoing Congo Wars (5 million deaths). Topics include - Lumumba’s assassination, Hammarksjold’s death, Katangan succession,Cuban/CIA/Mercenary Intervention, Mobutu’s rise and The Rwandan Genocide which led to the Congo Wars. It focuses on the roles of foreign actors, including Canada, and their motives. Were they truly motivated by the enlightened Idealism they professed or by the dark Realism described by Joseph Conrad, “It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale”? This session quotes from "Heart of Darkness" to illustrate the continuity of Realism in Imperial policy from Leopold to the present and challenges many of our most cherished historical myths. For a free paperback of Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and other references click https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t002GqSLqS8W06POxG-Fky16GfBnMlQCgQFIhqDULn0/edit

Speakers
GH

Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. His talks promote a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History; that is one with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was that this session not... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 161

10:45am

Monochromatic Projects
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover and experiment monochromatic color schemes that are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints to create a few projects. Color strategies and specific techniques will be incorporated to bring energy and life to traditional subjects such as landscape and seascape. These projects can be modified for any grade level and abilities. All the supplies are being provided and the fee for this session is $10 and please pay to the following email transfer: christina.dixon@cssd.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Christina Dixon

Christina Dixon

As a teacher and artist my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and explore Art and various mediums: oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, inks, etc. Each medium is versatile in a specific way and the final projects sometime combine a few of them to achieve astonishing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2402

12:30pm

Activism Through Art: Three Projects to Engage Students in Social Change Using Skateboards, Protest music and Street Art.
This session will give participants a synopsis of three engaging school based projects that students completed through various grant initiatives with a social justice focus. Project one details include having students create an art piece using skateboard decks as a canvas to engage and invoke a conversation around poverty and homelessness in youth. Project two included the writing, recording and performance of a protest song; “Scream For Change” and the third project included students using various “street art” techniques to raise awareness of a chosen social justice issue. Participants will walk away with resources and ideas to implement their own social justice themed projects in their school, social studies or art classroom.

Speakers
KB

Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2906

12:30pm

Mini canvases mixed media
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore the world of both two- and three-dimensional media such as pencil, colored pencil, acrylic paint and textiles to add dimension and to create a few projects. The techniques presented (creating textures, blending colours and overlapping) are suitable for all grade levels and abilities. All the supplies are being provided and the fee for this session is $10 and please pay to the following email transfer: christina.dixon@cssd.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Christina Dixon

Christina Dixon

As a teacher and artist my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and explore Art and various mediums: oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, inks, etc. Each medium is versatile in a specific way and the final projects sometime combine a few of them to achieve astonishing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2402

12:30pm

Hands-On Puppet Workshop for Teacher Self-Care and Mental Wellness
Spend a few hours creating your own beautiful self-portrait mask body puppet, using paint, ephemera and other taught techniques. Find your voice and share your story as you choose. The process of making art offers a uniquely creative and symbolic means for self-exploration, celebration and affirmation. Based on WP Puppet Theatre’s award-winning VIEW from the Inside, the program has resonated with youth and adults promoting positive mental health and wellness. Led by VIEW facilitators who are accredited art therapist and artists. This workshop can be just for teachers own self-care or inform programs for students.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Artistic Director, W.P. Puppet Theatre Society
Wendy Passmore –Godfrey, BFA , shares her passion and experience in the art of puppetry, through innovative and explorative projects to enhance the artistic, educational and life experiences of young people. She founded WP Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) in 1991, and continues as... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 3:30pm
2205

2:15pm

Painting Skies in Watercolour
Limited Capacity filling up

Create beautiful skies and learn techniques and methods that give your artwork movement, life, and depth! In this session, the participants will create a few projects that will be demonstrated step-by-step by focusing on specific watercolour techniques, watercolor paint qualities, color mixing, and basic brush and painting techniques. These projects can be modified for any grade level and abilities. All the supplies are being provided and the fee for this session is $10 and please pay to the following email transfer: christina.dixon@cssd.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Christina Dixon

Christina Dixon

As a teacher and artist my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and explore Art and various mediums: oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, inks, etc. Each medium is versatile in a specific way and the final projects sometime combine a few of them to achieve astonishing... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2402

2:15pm

Make your own Tipi!
Join an interactive cultural learning experience that will support your understanding of the traditional use and teachings of the Tipi. Join Elder Phillip Campiou, from Treaty 8, as we share in learning about the tipi and creating your own miniature tipi. We will share stories of the past and understand how these stories provide insight for us in the present moment. Learn some history of the tipi, both Cree and Blackfoot, and how you can incorporate this learning into your classroom and your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Grassland Tipi
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1303