Teachers were offered a cornucopia of art experiences during the 3rd annual Berea Festival of Learnshops in July. Over 100 workshops were offered to teachers and the public.
I spent some time with a group of teachers who took the Program Review: An Integrated Approach class. Veteran educational consultants Judy Sizemore and Sarah Evans presented the class that included one session on the Program Reviews, two hands-on learnshops and a morning spent visiting three working artist studios. Learnshop options included jewelry making, pastel landscapes, integrating music and reading, music for children with special needs, printmaking, basket making, corn shuck arts, storytelling, teaching color theory in the classroom, modular origami, creative writing, photography, henna art, using picture books in the classroom, watercolor, gourd birdhouses and fiber arts. The two-day class was offered twice.
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