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Teacher Workshops

Teacher Opportunity | KAM Teacher Space

Teachers asked, and KAM is listening!

As art teachers, you are often the only art teacher in the building. Meeting with other art teachers can help you to learn, support each other, and inspire one another. To this end, KAM is piloting a new series of informal get-togethers, just for art teacher to discuss topics that are important to you!

Our first gathering in January was a big success. We developed a list of dates and topics for future meetings, guided by the teachers who participated in Teacher Space. All arts teachers are welcome at any of these sessons. No need to register. Just show up!

Upcoming Sessions

Thursday, February 16 · 4:30 pm
Studio Visit with Patrick Earl Hammie, associate professor of Painting
Location: Armory Building, Room 135, 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign
Please note that finding rooms in the Armory can be challenging. Patrick suggests using the west entrance by the flag pole on Fourth Street.

Thursday, March 9 · Time TBD
Opening Reception for 8th Annual Eric Show
Location: Location: Illini Union Art Gallery, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana

Thursday, April 6 · 4:30 pm
CU Community Fab Lab Workshop
Location: Art Annex 2, 1301 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
(Registration and small fee will be required to attend this session. More info to come.)

Teacher Workshop | Embracing the Traumatized Child through Art

Saturday, February 25 · 9 am until 12 noon
KAM lower level, Hood Classroom
Free | 3 PDHs

This workshop training is designed to help teachers recognize students in class who may be dealing with trauma. Signs and symptoms will be discussed as well as current neurological research. In addition, teachers will engage in art activities they can use in the classroom to encourage relaxation and will try our occupational therapy techniques that can help traumatized students succeed.

Presenter: Evelyne Tardy, Art Educator at Gerber School in Urbana

Register today:
Workshops are free of charge. Register online or call Virginia Erickson at 217-333-8218.

Teacher Opportunity | Exploring C-U Arts

The cities of Champaign and Urbana work hard to provide and develop Fine Arts Experiences accessible to members of our community. Much of the artwork present here is a short bus ride or walking distace from local school buildings and is free for public viewing. Some of the installations change regularly, providing fresh art experiences close to our teaching spaces. As a group, we will revisit Krannert Art Museum multiple times over two months, to explore the way an Arts space can morph and change to encompass multiple Fine Art forms.

Facilitator: Rusty Clevenger, visual arts teacher at Dr. Williams and Wiley Elementary Schools, Urbana

This series of professional development opportunities for teachers is being offered in partnership with Urbana School District 116

Dates & Times
Thursday, March 2 · 4:30–6:30 pm
We will meet to explore KAM's current exhbitions: Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?, Land Grant, Enough to Live On: Art from the WPA, and Dynamic Structures: Abstract American Artists

Thursday, April 6 · 6:30–8:30 pm
SPEAK Café: Open mic night for music and spoken word performance

Thursday, April 13 · 7–9 pm
Artist Performance, featuring exhibiting artist Autumn Knight

Thursday, April 20 · 6:30–8:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert featuring Cooper-Moore, presented as part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival

To Register
Please email Piper Harvey pharvey@usd116.org and provide the following information: Name, email address, grades and subjects you teach, home school district, and school name. Please also list the Exploring C-U Arts sessions you would like to attend.

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Rusty Clevenger
Arts Educator
Urbana School District 116
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40 North/88 West