2015 Art Education Symposium

Reaching Beyond: New Visions for Art Education

On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Art Teacher’s from throughout Region 7 were invited for the 10th Annual Art Education Symposium jointly presented by NYSATA Region-7,  the SUNY New Paltz Art Education Department, and Mid Hudson Teacher Center, for a full day of professional development for art teachers and art professionals.

The Keynote address was given by Olivia Gude, and was followed by a dynamic workshop she conducted with all 100+ attendees in the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center main auditorium. Titled “Artmaking: Surrealist Bureau of Educational Research”, this workshop engaged participants in activities and games used within the Surrealist movement to access unconscious creative content. In the closing experience, teachers collaboratively brainstormed how core learning objectives could be observed, documented and assessed in the short term and within longer time frames.

The afternoon was filled with 20 demonstration, lecture and hands-on workshops ranging from basket-making to creating website content and integrating special needs.