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"Creata-Vision" NMAEA 2021 Fall Conference Oct. 23-24
At Creata-Vision NMAEA Fall Conference Oct. 23-24 2021, be inspired to envision, create, and connect. Keynote Libya Doman will present on disrupting inequitable norms in art education. Due to extraordinary circumstances, our conference is shifting from hybrid to Saturday and Sunday online only.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 2021, 8:00 AM MDT – Oct 24, 2021, 7:00 PM MDT
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About the Conference
The annual New Mexico art educators' conference provides quality professional learning for art(ist) educators in public and private schools, museums, community organizations, and institutions of higher education. As of October 4 this conference has shifted to online-only Saturday and Sunday sessions and events.
All sessions will be recorded for participants to review throughout the 2021-22 school year.
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Be inspired to envision, create, and connect, with keynote, Libya Doman, leading us in a presentation on disrupting inequitable norms in art education. Due to extraordinary circumstances, our conference is shifting to Saturday and Sunday online only. Enjoy participating remotely from home or as part of a small gathering of colleagues in your area. More details about the offerings available online will be forthcoming. In-person attendees will have access to recorded sessions and are welcome to join the in-person audience for live, streaming, online sessions.
Keynote Speaker: Award-winning Art Educator, Libya Doman
Libya Doman is National Board-certified visual art educator and a cultural responsiveness facilitator. Using art and conversation as “mirrors and windows” to seeing ourselves and others, she designs and delivers curriculums, workshops, and keynotes to help educators grapple with topics that are often deemed “taboo.” Ms. Doman is proud to have a degree from Spelman College; an HBCU. She received a post-Baccalaureate from Moore College of Art & Design. She earned her Master’s in Art Education and 2D Art from TC, Columbia University. Ms. Doman is an Equity Lead for her school. She has served as a professor at George Mason University. She was a member of NAEA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She was recently named VAEA Art Educator of the Year and VAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year.
Join your colleagues across the state and across educational settings when we honor and celebrate professional award recipients.
Annual Member Meeting and Officer Election
At the annual members' meeting, an online event, candidates will be elected to board positions. The official ballot should have been received by members by September 23, 2021.
Members save money when they register—just one of many benefits—so it wouldn't hurt to join or renew first! Here's the link to join or renew. You will need your member number to register for the discounted member rate.
Cancellations must be received on or before October 18 in order to qualify for a full refund. Any cancellation after that date will not be refunded. Requests to change registration type from in-person to online will be handled as cancellation and re-registration.
Session Schedule Previews:
We are extremely proud of the professional content available at this year's conference.
Press and Print on Moist Clay
Presented by Diana Faris, Kathy Skaggs
In this workshop we will make stamps to print and press on moist clay slabs creating texture and color at the same time. Once slabs are textured, we will build simple cylinders which can be modified to create a wide variety of forms.
Shaped by International Contemporary Art – Discovering, Discussing and Dreaming it Up Together
Presented by Litza Juhasz
During this workshop participants will view and explore examples from international contemporary geometric art. All of the works were displayed at the Vasarely Museum Budapest in temporary exhibitions from 2018-2021. Conference delegates will discuss their ideas about the art presented as well as participate in activities that have been used with adults and children when they visited. All of the tasks have been adapted for an online workshop. A brief amount of background information about works will also be presented.
From Extra to Essential: Effective Strategies for Expanding Your Influence
Presented by Hiep Nguyen, Stevie Ballow
Class sizes are increasing and budgets are dwindling. Why? Simple: a lack of understanding and respect. But you can change that. Discover 3 effective strategies for using the Draw All You Can method to engage administrators, teachers, students, and families in authentic artmaking and turn them into your strongest advocates.
Break the Southwest out of the Golden Coffin!
Presented by Rick Shepardson
Is the golden rectangle a compositional device or a coffin? The first work I show my Video Art class is the 1959 Walt Disney short "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land" It begins with Donald stumbling into a strange world of numbers. Soon an incorporeal voice, the True Spirit of Adventure, announces Donald is in Mathmagic Land. The Spirit chronicles the foundations of western mathematics. In particular, it describes the Pythagorean golden rectangle's influence on western art; from the Parthenon to Mona Lisa’s smile. Donald eventually tangles himself in the rectangle, struggling to conform to its "divine" proportions. “Sorry Donald,” The True Spirit of Mathematics laments, “….we can’t all be mathematically perfect.” Hocus pocus and mathematics justify prejudice. Poor Donald is trapped in the golden coffin.The southwest United States endures the same Euclidean body shaming. The golden rectangle dominates chapters of cinematography textbooks. It justifies paper thin portrayals of indigenous people by white actors with high cheek bones and roman noses. The result? Film students are trained to frame their worlds through a Greco-European lens. How can they use video art to free themselves from this golden coffin? They can blow it up.
In my presentation, I will share exercises I offer students that question notions of composition and representation. "Adventures in Flatland," "Adventures in Light and Shadow," and "Collaborations with Ghosts" are visual explorations that invite students to explore the motion picture like modeling clay and finger paints. Video becomes a medium that can be molded by hand as well as light. Furthermore, I’ll demonstrate the visually confounding Phenomenology Lab which encourages students to gain a deeper appreciation for the own perceptions.
Get Published: The Best Advocacy Effort Ever
Presented by Nancy Walkup
One of the best advocacy efforts art teachers can make is to write about their art programs to promote them. This presentation will share kinds of publishing avenues that can be addressed such as magazine and journal articles, blogs, vlogs, websites and more.
NM Contemporary Artist Martin Wannam
Presented by Martin Wannam
Martín Wannam (b. 1992, Guatemala) is a visual artist and educator whose work looks critically at the historical, social, and political climate of Central America, specifically examining its impact on the queer individual. He focuses on the intersection of brownness and queer utopia that uses the foundation of iconoclasm throughout the tools of photography, sculpture, and performance for the constant evaluation of systematic structures such as religion, coloniality, folklore, and white supremacy. www.martinwannam.com
Campus Outreach: How To Connect Your Student Body With Art and the Creative Process
Presented by Bryan Hahn
This workshop will explore opportunities to connect students at your school with art and the creative process while being budget-friendly and welcoming to all artistic skill levels. Outcomes include student engagement with art and the creation of original art for your school.
K - 12 Teachers and those interested in Museum Education
Presented by Kemely Gomez, Shannon Bay, Joanne Lefrak, Chris Nail, Natasha Brokeshoulder and Elena Baca
Looking for resources for your classroom? Museums are here to help! Join the Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for a presentation on programs and resources they can provide to your classroom including field trips, interactive virtual options, activity kits and more!
Pinch Me! Different Methods of Pinch Pots
Presented by Natalie Aragon, Catherine Czacki
Participants will create pinch pots using their choice of earthenware or stoneware clay to fire at home for functional pieces that connect to cultural traditions. The pinch pot is the basis for clay skills.
SNAAP Insights About the Futures of Art Education Majors
Presented by Dr. Angie L. Miller
Angie Miller, Associate Research Scientist for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) works with educators, researchers, and artists to explore the meaning behind the numbers and more. She explains the basics of SNAAP, summarizes some of the findings on equity, specifically related to arts education, and shares plans for future administrations of this valuable national survey.
Silent Narratives for Silenced Voices: Wordless Narratives in Art Curricula and Visual Art Research
Presented by Jeff Horwat
The speaker will introduce wordless narratives as a method for teaching design, visual literacy, and doing visual art research. A brief history of wordless novels will be presented before addressing different design strategies, approaches used to create stories, and how these strategies can be used to create narratives that explore, study, and research social and emotional phenomenon. Lastly, frameworks for reading these visual stories will be provided. Historical exemplars will be shown as well as relevant projects produced by the speaker and their former students.
NM Contemporary Artist Edie Tsong
Presented by Edie Tsong
Edie Tsong (Taiwanese American) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her collaborations Snow Poems and Love Letter to the World invite the personal narratives of participants to transform public spaces into intimate ones. Tsong has exhibited internationally and is represented in public and private collections including the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. Tsong is a VONA alum and the regional chair of Kundiman SW for Asian American writers. She lives and works in northern New Mexico with her daughter. edietsong.com, snowpoemsproject.com
NM Contemporary Artist Sharbani Das Gupta
Presented by Sharbani Das Gupta
Information coming soon
The Art of Drawing Hands, Comparative Artistic Anatomy
Presented by Michael M Hensley
Drawing has long been held as the foundation of the visual arts and drawing the human hand is arguably the most challenging of all drawing activities. This session will provide an introduction into the elements of drawing along with an overview of artistic anatomy and idealized proportion. Participants will have the opportunity to compare human and animal anatomy. The objective is to increase foundational knowledge and to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the underlying structure of the human hand. In a fun and engaging way participants will learn the art of drawing the human hand.
The session activities will consist of interactive participation and guided demonstrations. Participants will gain new insights into concepts, and methods to improve observational skills, along with new ways of exploring the correlation of art, science, and mathematics. This is a fun and engaging way to explore the art of drawing the human hand.
Teaching with Your Mouth Closed: Replacing Concept Lectures with Student Team Learning
Presented by Mare Sullivan, Gwen C. Katz
Time to replace mini-lectures with more culturally responsive strategies that allow student teams to experience “Aha! moments” as they develop important concepts? Participants will experience one of these strategies - process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) - to discover how it might work in their studio art teaching environments.
Drawing From Disaster - Finding Healing with Draw All You Can
Presented by Hiep Nguyen, Stevie Ballow
Isolation, insecurity, displacement, discrimination, violence -- to live is to experience trauma. Give your students the tools they need to process their experiences and tell their stories through drawings using our innovative Draw All You Can method and “Trauma and Healing” drawing cards.
Art Saves Lives: Art-based Social Justice Projects
Presented by Nancy Walkup
NAEA’s position paper on Art Education and Social Justice supports the belief that art can provide a meaningful catalyst to take action around a social issue. Come learn about art-based social justice projects you can do with your students that have grown into National and global efforts, such as Pinwheels for Peace and The Memory Project.
Presented by Mario F. Bocanegra M. & Scott Golem
Form is the backbone of art and design—from it flows emotions and sensations when we observe a striking piece of art. Form allows artists and designers to discover and apply a visual language to complex ideas. Expressive Image-Making will challenge participants to explore an open-ended creative process in which spontaneity through purposeful play is more important than a ""finished"" product. Participants will learn to study the “process” itself and ways of handling uncertainty to let go of control. Each step in the workshop will set new questions and possibilities as the creative process unfolds the unexpected. The image-making process involves a wide range of found objects with transparent, reflective, and porous qualities, which will serve as agents to modulate and activate color, pattern, scale, texture, light, shadow, and movement in front of the camera. This process will enable participants to work intuitively and discover a visual vocabulary that resonates with them.
Found Object Printing
Presented by Scott Golem, Mario Bocanegra
This workshop will turn 3-D objects into 2-D art through relief printmaking using found objects to create unique imagery. We will supply a variety of selected objects which are press friendly for participants to use to create a free form collaborative printing experience that can be brought back into their classroom or professional work.
Super Simple Silkscreens, Printing with Underglazes
Presented by Diana Faris, Kathy Skaggs
Have you ever wanted to try silk screening on clay but were intimidated by the process? Help is on the way. In this workshop we will use common craft store materials to make frameless silk screens to print onto clay.
Art in Behavioral and Mental Health
Presented by Audra J. Blea, Keith Legoza
In this session, I will explain how to implement art therapy ideas, along with verbal de-escalation techniques in regards to children/students affected by mental and behavioral health issues, both in the classroom and in the community.
Algorithms in the Art Room - Replacing “Cookie Cutters” with “Recipes” for Authentic Artmaking
Presented by Stevie Ballow, Hiep Nguyen
Many young artists struggle with idea generation in a Choice-Based Classroom; the lack of clearly defined project goals or process limitations can be overwhelming. Discover how the addition of artmaking algorithms (“recipes”) can inspire these students to explore artmaking through the lens of problem solving and iterative processing.
Sketchbook Disciples: Connection in a Time of Disconnection
Presented by Jill Dooner, Cynthia Hanna, Michelle Sanchez-St. Andre, Elizabeth Olive
This session provides an exemplar of a way to foster collaboration and art making amongst art educators through a collective sketchbook exchange. Participants will be provided with an organizational structure and shared outcomes, including viewing the completed works of New Mexico art teachers done during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NM Contemporary Artist Shel Neymark
Presented by Shel Neymark
Shel Neymark, b. Chicago IL, 1951, BFA Washington University in Saint Louis, 1974, full time artist since 1974, resident of Northern New Mexico since 1976. Presently I live in Embudo with wife Elizabeth Riedel and dog Skippy. Ceramics and glass are my primary media, but I also use light, cement and metal. My pieces have been installed in public places and private homes throughout the United States. I made three large outdoor public pieces in New Mexico that include large fountains, sculptural elements, seating areas and landscaping: The Rosalie Doolittle fountain at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque; Heritage Walkway in Artesia New Mexico; and Las Palomas Plaza at Geronimo Springs in Truth or Consequences New Mexico. A fourth public piece, Map/Mural of the Embudo Valley is installed in Dixon NM. The exploration of color is a primary concern in my work. I am currently working on a series of glass sculpture that explores the physiology of the human body and on interactive pieces which use electronic components. Participants collaborate to complete the pieces through their senses. www.shelneymark.com
Indigenous Culture and a Culturally Responsive Art Education Curriculum
Presented by Kelly Luzzi
The purpose of this presentation is to inform art educators on how to include indigenous culture and arts in their curriculum in a way that empowers the culture, educates students about the culture and does not appropriate. Educators this opportunity will feel more comfortable including their new knowledge into their own lessons.
"Body Mugs" After Paulus Berensohn
Presented by Catherine Czacki
Ceramicist, writer and dancer Paulus Berensohn created a highly unique practice that firmly grounded his ceramics in his teaching. One of the lessons Berensohn taught students was the pinch formed “body mug,” a method of hand building that extends out of the humble pinch pot, yet expands on the notion of a pinch form by creating a mug with a handle out of a continuous piece of clay. The appeal of this form is the challenge it poses, to think with the material, to slow down and create something that potentially deviates from symmetrical or more perfectionist strategies of creating usable ceramics. The “body mug,” is both a sculpture, and a utilitarian object, that can also include an intimate reflection on who the intended user is. Is it for yourself? How do you hold a cup? Do you need to dent or mold the cup to suit a particular way of holding? Is it for a friend? What can you reflect of their personality, their way of consuming or holding objects in this form? Berensohn’s lessons frequently ask a maker to slow down, consider the stages of making, and follow some of the more intuitive and idiosyncratic possibilities of working in clay, while also returning to a basic desire within making art - play. This session will help participants expand from the earlier pinch pot workshop, consider the multiple ways working with pinching, which requires no additional tools, and how this can be incorporated in the classroom. For local participants, there will be an option to make and later fire a “body mug” using donated glazes. For remote participants, a link will be provided where educators can apply for an institutional request to access Berensohn’s book with lessons on pinching, Finding Ones Way with Clay: Pinched Pottery and the Color of Clay.
Japanese Ghosts and Demons and What They Can Teach Us about Being Human
Presented by Leslie Fagre , Kemely Gomez
Explore the world of Yokai, Japanese ghosts and monsters, to discover themes relating to gender, social isolation, and confronting fear and oppression through creative expression. A power point presentation will introduce you to several Yokai creatures and categories (human and non-human) and we'll share Yokai art projects for different grade levels to use with your students.
Mixed Media Cyanotypes
Presented by Diane Lea
Using the 180 year old, highly-accessible, UV-exposure photography process of Cyanotype, participants will explore the medium beyond the creation of photographic prints and use it to build personal mixed media collages and journal pages.
Wandering, Wondering, and Making: Creating Multi-sensorial Relationships with and in Natural and Virtual Environments
Presented by Gigi Yu , Maria Aragon
In this workshop, participants will use wondering and wandering through multi-sensorial experiences – smelling, seeing, touching, moving, drawing, and assembling - as they interact within their natural environments. In particular, walking will be viewed through the lens of contemporary art practice. As we re-enter classrooms, we are all, students and adults, responding to various forms of stress and uncertainty. At the same time, the natural environment is a place where we can heal, find relief, and create new meanings. By guiding through walking explorations and experimentations and creations with found materials, the environment, and drawing exercises, the workshop facilitators will provoke participants to use their imaginations and to see the extraordinary in the mundane. Through shared provocations, participants will interact and create within their environments, and share their experiences virtually using Padlet and large and small group conversations. Although this workshop is virtual, participants will feel connected through the sharing of contexts and experiences.
NM Contemporary Artist Reyes Padilla
Presented by Reyes Padilla
Reyes Padilla’s paintings, murals, and site-specific installations have sold to a variety of collectors and museums, including the State of New Mexico, the City Of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Padilla's installation titled, ¡Mira, Look!, was purchased for the permanent collection of Explora Science Center and Museum in Albuquerque in 2016. He has been awarded a fellowship with SOMOS ABQ. In 2019 he received the Distinguished Alumni Of the Year award from Central New Mexico Community College. In 2021 Padilla was the lead artist for New Mexico’s first permanent traffic mural. Born in Santa Fe, Reyes Padilla currently lives and works in New Mexico. www.reyespadilla.com
Gelli Prints CAN Become an Art Piece!
Presented by Shirley Pelot
We will make gelli prints and use them to create a 2D piece of art that you will have previously photographed and printed out in black and white. This lesson will be about values. We will make patterns of the b/w copy, tracing them onto our prints. Then cut and paste to put together our wonderful art!
Collaborating with Communities: Equitable Practices in Theatre Season Selection
Presented by Ricky Quintana
How can we build more diverse and inclusive theatre seasons that reflect the needs of students, align with the mission of your department, and spark interest of audience members all while striving for more equitable practices in decision-making? In this session, we will re-imagine a theatre season selection process through reflection of ENMU's 21/22 Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking Season Selection Committee.
Green-Screen Photography and Animated GIF’s for Elementary and Secondary Art Classrooms
Presented by Justin Makemson, Emma Tietgens
This hands-on studio workshop explores the basic steps in producing, controlling elements within, and publishing animated GIF’s through available technologies and open-source platforms (including Google Slides). Green-screen photography and GIF animation will be explored in a way that is developmentally appropriate for elementary and secondary grade-level student-artists.
Yoga for Creative Rejuvenation
Presented by Cynthia Hanna, Mary Durfey
In this session, take some to breathe, be mindful, do some stretches so that you are focused for your next conference session. Taking a break can also help to rejuvenate the creative process. These yoga and social emotional learning tips and techniques are also easily transferable to use as brain breaks for you and your students during busy school days.
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