NYSATA Region 7

New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 represents Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in the lower Hudson Valley. With over 200 members, we are a community of learners who are teachers – supporting and sustaining one another as we keep current with professional practice and research.

New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 
presents the 15th annual Symposium for Art Education

Merging Mind and Medium
Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM SUNY New Paltz

The contemporary art classroom is faced with old and new challenges. We continually strive to develop students who can manifest their ideas in materials and through processes that visualize personal and expressive voices. In our classrooms we invite students to use a variety of artistic media, symbols, and metaphors to communicate their own ideas and to respond to the artistic communications of others. Art teachers are faced with evolving and emerging technology, new perspectives on traditional media, and the need to explore combining approaches to art making. These Symposium workshops should present new methods and materials that have been tried and tested in the presenter’s classroom. We seek fresh approaches, experimental and novel methods, and the introduction of innovative materials and processes.
Region 7 seeks both lecture/demonstrations and hands-on workshops that explore some aspect of methods art teachers integrate and collaborate with other disciplines and learning. Co-presentations with teachers from other disciplines are encouraged.
Workshops will be 50 minutes long, and use the classrooms and studios in the art-building complex on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Limited technology is available
Please consider sharing your talents, expertise, experience and ideas in this area of art education. Complete this online form by March 6th.
Admission fee & lunch will be complimentary for all presenters. All proposals will be reviewed by committee and you will be notified by the end of March.

Submit a workshop proposal here.

Thank you!  Lisa Conger and Monica Czernecki Schor, Co-Chairs