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As you arrive to the conference please head to check in located at the front desk of 248 Cabot Street. Here you will get your conference badge, program, swag as well as find answers to your questions! Check In for before the first session of the conference opens at 7:45 a.m. 

If you are unable to arrive in that time frame, not to worry, the Check In table will have someone to answer your questions each day, as well as check in late arrivals.
Saturday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

LUNCH
Saturday lunch is on your own. Check out the session Lunch on Your Own to see a list of walkable restaurants.
Sunday lunch is provided as part of the lunch alike sessions that are focused around a number of themes. Please add this session to your schedule if you are planning on joining us for lunch on Sunday so we can order an appropriate number of lunches!

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Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am

Art Student to Art Teacher: How Our Past Informs Our Future

We will compare and contrast how artmaking experiences, provided by our own teachers at the secondary and higher ed level, have informed our own teaching philosophy/curriculum, and how this all relates to preparing students to be artists for the 21st century.

Speakers
RK

Richard Kim

Art Teacher/Adjunct Professor, Walpole High School/Montserrat College of Art
A NJ native, Rich has been a high school art teacher for 15 years at Walpole High School. He is also an adjunct in the art education department at Montserrat College of Art. Since then he has developed curriculum for multiple levels of AP Art, Ceramics & Sculpture, and Contemporary... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
B123, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Countering Islamophobia in K-12 Art Education

Teach students to interrogate misinformation, biased propaganda, and hate speech through art education that assertively supports these efforts through studies and studio practices related to Islamic art, traditions and contemporary studio practices.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Bode

Patty Bode

Education Consultant, self-employed
Dr. Patty Bode weaves a tapestry of teaching and leadership art education experiences in both PK-12 public schools, and in higher education teacher preparation programs. She has worked in public schools for over 20 years as an art teacher, curriculum leader and middle school principal... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
H206, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Windows & Mirrors: An Active Approach to the Culturally Responsive Classroom

Mirrors reflect one's own experiences. Windows allow glimpses into the experiences of others. The culturally responsive classroom requires both. This session explores methods for establishing reflective, affirming spaces for all.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Curran

Peter Curran

Art Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Pete (he/him) has been teaching art since 2004, currently with 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Wayland Middle School. He has collaborated on several diversity initiatives and co-advises the school's GSA. Prior to Wayland, he worked in a K-12 school for students with a spectrum of behavioral... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
B225, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Yes, You Can Break Barriers, Empower All Your Learners, Implement Universal Design for Learning Now!

Learn practical methods for infusing your teaching with UDL while gaining lesson exemplars and dozens of strategies you can immediately apply. This session will transform your pedagogy and student-learning outcomes!

Speakers
avatar for Liz Byron

Liz Byron

PreK-8th Visual Art and Special Education Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Liz Byron is a dynamic presenter, author, and the K0-8th Grade Visual Art Teacher at a full-inclusion Boston Public School. Liz is a Massachusetts professionally licensed teacher in visual art, special education, ESL, middle school math, and elementary education. She has presented... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
B217, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Alternative Lesson Planning for Trauma & Emotional Disturbed Students

 During this 75 minute session you will be guided through 3 effective lesson planning strategies which allow your students to take control of their education, while you as the teacher create meaningful classroom experiences.

Speakers
SC

Shannon Carey

Shannon is a 2017 BFA in Art Education Graduate and a current BFA specialist at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shannon has been awarded the 2015 TAEA Top Preservice Educator of the year award, and has served NAEA as a Regional Division Chair & is the current MAEA Conference Committee... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Curriculum Slam
Fast paced, lightening speed, zooming by join fellow art educators for the curriculum slam. Each person will have 2 - 5 minutes (depending on the crowd size) to share their lesson and trade it with the group. 

Speakers
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Patricia Palmer

Director of Art Education, Montserrat College of Art


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Underground 2, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

The World at our Fingertips in the Best Possible Way: A Virtual Tour of the Venice Biennale of Art

Experience an on-line course that explores contemporary art practice through a Virtual Tour of the Venice Biennale, the oldest international exhibition of art in the world (considered "the Olympics of Art").

Speakers
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Kate Farrington

Assistant Professor, Montserrat College of Art
Kate Farrington is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Montserrat College of Art. She teaches a variety of courses from Asian Art & Eastern Philosophies to Modern & Contemporary Art to Humanities. She is also an artist and philosopher with an active social art practice committed... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
H201, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

What Can A Studio Approach to Teaching Tell us About the Social and Academic Learning of Middle School Students?

Presentation and discussion of the findings of a mixed methods research project titled, What Can a Studio Approach to Teaching Tell us About Social  Emotional Learning of Middle School Students?

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Creegan-Quinquis

Maureen Creegan-Quinquis

CHAIR STEAM, Art Education, GSOE, Lesley University
Maureen Creegan-Quinquis, PhD, MFA, is a Professor at Lesley University. She is Chair of STEAM which includes Lesley’s Arts in Education programs. She has been teaching, researching, and presenting Arts in Education for over 20 years. Her research interests include arts integration... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
H305, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915

9:00am

Round Table: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
In March of 2019, the NAEA Board of Directors created a standing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission, to ensure the sustainability of the ED&I work already begun. MAEA has begun similar work in this area with a ad hoc committee at the state level. Join some MAEA Board Members and MAEA Members to discuss what this might look like at the state and local level.

Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:45am

Ekua Holmes Keynote
Ekua Holmes is a local artist from Roxbury MA, and her work has been at the center of the Boston visual arts community for over 20 years. She currently serves MassArt as Assistant Director for Art and Community Partnership, as well as having an active studio.

Ekua's work can be seen in the following collections:
  • Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists
  • Willis Cultural Center
  • Boston Medical Center
  • The Boston Arts Academy
We are delighted to have Ekua share with us her journey, process, and thoughts. www.ekuaholmes.com

Speakers
avatar for Ekua Holmes

Ekua Holmes

Ekua is a local artist, Roxbury MA, and her work has been at the center of the Boston visual arts community for over 20 years. She currently serves MassArt as Assistant Director for Art and Community Partnership, as well as having an active studio.Ekua's work can be seen in the following... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Larcom Theater 13 Wallis St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

12:15pm

Lunch on Own
Please enjoy lunch on your own in Beverly before returning to Montserrat for the afternoon/evening sessions.

Walkable


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm

1:30pm

Choosing TAB: Choice-Based Learning in the Secondary Classroom!

How does Teaching for Artistic Behavior work at the secondary level? Hear about the successes and challenges of a high school teacher switching to TAB and a choice-based curriculum in her introductory and advanced drawing, painting, and mixed media classes, grades 9-12.

Speakers
RK

Rebecca Kostich

Art Teacher, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Rebecca Figler Kostich received her BFA in Illustration (with a minor in Creative Writing and Art Education certification) from Montserrat College of Art in 2011, and in 2016 she earned her MA in Art Education from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. This is her 8th year teaching... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
B123, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Meet the New 2019 Visual and Media Art Standards

The new Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework invites art teachers to embrace new perspectives in what they teach.  During this interactive presentation, DESE guides participants through an overview of major shifts in the Framework.

Speakers
CW

Craig Waterman

Ass. Director Instructional Policy, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
DB

Dawn Benski

Arts Content Suppport Lead, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dawn Benski is the Arts Content Support Lead at the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). She came to the role with a decade’s worth of leadership experience in arts education, including coordinating PreK-12 arts programs in the greater Boston area, leading... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
H206, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Social Media and the Art Room

Tips and tricks for creating an appealing and effective social media presence that showcases your Art classroom, and ways you can use it to build family and community engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Art Teacher K-5, Framingham Public Schools
I began my career in 2006, and I believe being an Art Educator is the best job in the world! I try to create Art lessons with interdisciplinary connections, while using the National and State Standards.I received my MAT in 2008, and my BFA in 2005. Since beginning my teaching career... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
H209, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Teaching Young Artists and Activists: Social Activism in an Elementary Art Room

Does social activism belong in the elementary art room? Learn how art class can be the ideal place to engage students in social justice issues and inspire the next generation of artists and activists.

Speakers
FL

Francesca Levy

Art Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Francesca Levy is an artist, educator and activist who aims to promote social activism with her elementary art students. Francesca is new to the Massachusetts Art Education Association as the incoming art teacher at Mather Elementary in Dorchester for the 2019-2020 school year. Prior... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
H307, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Ceramics Alternative Firing Process

During this session the attendees will learn about alternative ceramics firing processes such as raku, horsehair, saggar and smoke firing, and how you can convert an old kiln into a raku kiln and what materials, clay, glazes and supplies you will need.

Speakers
CA

Corine Adams

Ceramics Art Teacher, Falmouth High School
Corine Adams teaches ceramics at Falmouth High School. She has a degree in Graphic Design from the Netherlands and a BFA and MAE from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2015 she was awarded the MAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
C-2, 301 Cabot Building 301 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Boosting Student Comprehension of Contemporary Art Through Visual Thinking Routines

Come for tips and tricks on how to create your own VTRs to boost your students understanding of contemporary art. By the end, you’ll learn several thinking routines that you can use with any art images and leaving with three classroom-ready examples!

Speakers
ED

Ellie DeLorme-Novakowski

Practicum Student Teacher, Montserrat College of Art
GG

Gabrielle Gomez

Art Ed Student, Montserrat College of Art
avatar for Caddy Cicogna

Caddy Cicogna

Practicum Student Teacher, Montserrat College of art
Caddy Cicogna is a Pre-Service Student Teacher, enrolled at MCA to obtain her MA initial teaching license for grades 5-12. She’s currently pursuing her practicum at Marblehead HS, and recently pursued her Pre-Prac at Susan B. Anthony MS. In Jan 2019 she pursued a teaching internship... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Meeting All Learners in a Zero-Waste Art Space

The representation of a classroom ecosystem is constructed considering multiple factors. Collaboratively engage in discussion and explore experiments in creating a zero-waste art space to support all learners.

Speakers
KE

Kate Egnaczak

Art Teacher, Jacob Hiatt Magnet School
Kate Egnaczak is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who considers her elementary school art room a collaborative laboratory for experimentation. She holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, a Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Management from... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
B217, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Round Table: College Portfolio

College admissions is tough. Unpredictable expectation, changing guidelines, what can a teacher do to best prepare their students? Come chat with two college admission professionals to learn what's new in the world of college portfolio preparation. 

Speakers
SC

Shannon Carey

Shannon is a 2017 BFA in Art Education Graduate and a current BFA specialist at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shannon has been awarded the 2015 TAEA Top Preservice Educator of the year award, and has served NAEA as a Regional Division Chair & is the current MAEA Conference Committee... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:30pm

Puppets as Play Based Problem Solvings

Hooray for puppets!  Engage all learners with interactive mini lessons with 7 independent maker friendly styles of puppets.  Menus, materials and reflection/assessment tools to connect student learning to the standards.

Speakers
AB

Alexandra Benton

Elementary Art Teacher, Muddy Brook Elementary School
I incorporate puppetry as a studio center in my pk-4 art studio classroom for all grade levels and have shared hands on puppet making and teacher tips with the Art Ed teaching community at the national convention and TAB workshops.


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
H203, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Art Teachers Guide to PDP's & MA Licensure Renewal

This session aims to answer frequently asked questions regarding the acquisition and application of PDP's and the licensure renewal process. Licensure renewal guidelines specific to arts educators and tips for getting the most relevant and applicable PDPs will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Mastrolia

Melissa Mastrolia

Art Educator, AB Regional School District
In my leadership role with MAEA I've become some what of an expert on the process of DESE certification and recertification. The process of navigating PDPs can be confusing and the DESE website is known for being hard to navigate. I've fielded questions around recertification for... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
H201, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Grant Writing for Dummies or How to Write a Kick Butt Grant Proposal

There is money out there for your school art program! The trick is finding it and knowing how to ask for it. I'll be sharing tips for seeking and obtaining grant and fellowship money for your art program.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Lardner

Barbara Lardner

Art Teacher PK- 5, East Providence School Department
Barbara has over been a visual arts teacher for over 20 years. She has taught in grades Pre K through high school. Her favorite being the elementary grades. She has a BA and MS, both in Art Education; and a MEd in Educational Leadership. Through out her career she has been awarded... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
B123, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Media Arts U(nwrapped) for Art Teachers

Media Arts U will provide a brief history of the media arts in context, an overview of the new K-12 Media Arts Frameworks, and will share tools and processes which have proven to deliver successful experiences for the integration of media arts in the visual art classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional School District
Alice Gentili is a Visual Art Educator and Department Chair in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District. She is an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Educator and Lifelong Maker, using iPads in the art classroom to design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and the Google Suite... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Next-Level Choice: Building Student Capacity Through Creating, Responding, Connecting and Presenting!

Learn about deeper levels of choice from four PreK-12 educators with 40+ years of experience. Gain strategies for immediate implementation focused on strengthening capacity and engagement for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Byron

Liz Byron

PreK-8th Visual Art and Special Education Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Liz Byron is a dynamic presenter, author, and the K0-8th Grade Visual Art Teacher at a full-inclusion Boston Public School. Liz is a Massachusetts professionally licensed teacher in visual art, special education, ESL, middle school math, and elementary education. She has presented... Read More →
avatar for Tobey Eugenio

Tobey Eugenio

Art Teacher, Our Sister's School
Tobey Eugenio is a visual arts teacher and STEAM lab instructor at Our Sisters' School, New Bedford, MA. She works alongside middle school learners to help them tap into their brilliant creative potential. With over 20 years of experience as an educator spanning pre-school to collegiate... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
H206, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Teamwork and the Pottery Wheel, Differentiation and Individual Abilities

Student collaboration and team work tricks along with insights into alternative approaches to traditional methods will be presented with hands on examples. Imagine having 5 students working together on the pottery wheel!

Speakers
LG

Lydia Gruner

Special Needs Art Teacher, Devereux Therapeutic School
-Art Teacher at Devereux Therapeutic School -MAEA Special Needs Representative. -Innovations in Education award 2017


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
B225, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Towards a New Perspective on Inclusion: Reframing Dis/ability Through an Asset Mindset

This session will provide an asset-based perspective on educating students with autism in the art room and provide practical inclusive strategies for supporting challenging students that can be implemented now.

Speakers
CH

Christopher Hall

Sensory Arts Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Chris Hall is a special education art teacher for Boston Public Schools and specializes in adapting arts-based curriculum and modifying his classroom pedagogy to create the environment where all of his students can be successful. He is best known for facilitating the creation of large-scale... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
H307, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Two Heads are Better Than One: Authentic Collaboration Leading to High Impact TAB Unit Design

Hear how two TAB and UDL educators teamed up to authentically collaborate to create beautiful, accessible, highly engaging student-centered units! All resources will be shared!

Speakers
avatar for Jaimee Taborda

Jaimee Taborda

HS Art Teacher/MAEA Secretary, Oxford High School
Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of twelve years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts... Read More →
avatar for Lizzie Fortin

Lizzie Fortin

Instructional Coach, Visual Art Educator, North High School
Lizzie Fortin is a high school visual arts teacher, she recently transitioned into an instructional coaching role. She believes that the arts are a vehicle for all humanity to express and amplify their thoughts, their desires, and their voices. She believes and works fiercely for... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
B217, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Continuing Conversations: Self Facilitated
Did you come from an interesting session? Are you looking to talk with peers about something you're currently experiencing as an art educator? If so, this space is designated for those looking to continue these conversations. This space will be self facilitated and will be open to conference attendees at various intervals through the conference.

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Bridging the Gap Between the Artist's Hand and Technology

This session will contain fresh ideas on traditional fine art projects that become enhanced with the addition of technology. Various apps and websites will be shared as well as how you can adapt your current lessons to make them more dynamic.

Speakers
RL

Rachel Levy

K-5 Art Specialist, Carlisle School
I have been a K-8 public school art educator for the past 17 years. After attending the NAEA "Design Thinking" conference last summer, I have become very interested in the Design Thinking model and how the fusion of art, design and technology can help our students solve "real world... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
H202, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Round Table: Emotional Behavior, Non-Verbal, Severe Motor Impaired Students in the Art Classroom
Special education is a large field. Often times art educators have limited exposure to special education curriculum which can leave us feeling unprepared when "non-traditional special education students" enter our classroom. Come share your experiences, hear from peers, and talk through strategies to help you approach the unexpected in your classroom! 

Speakers
SC

Shannon Carey

Shannon is a 2017 BFA in Art Education Graduate and a current BFA specialist at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shannon has been awarded the 2015 TAEA Top Preservice Educator of the year award, and has served NAEA as a Regional Division Chair & is the current MAEA Conference Committee... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Underground 2, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

2:30pm

Fiber Arts

Fibers are a teachers best friend. In this session participants have an opportunity to work alongside a Montserrat student to engage with the ever evolving world of fiber arts, and rethink how this method can fit into a classroom practice. 


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
H302, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Curatorial Skill Building: Whose Story Is This?
Experiment with art-hanging techniques while engaging in an interactive dialogue around student-curated exhibits that probe the relationship between the artist, the viewer and the art itself.

Speakers

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

An Artist and Biologist Walk into a Classroom...

What does it look like when you have live animals in the art room? Roger Williams Park Zoo has launched a new educational outreach program structured for the visual arts.

Speakers
MW

Meg Warburton

School Programs Specialist, Roger Williams Park Zoo
JG

Jacob Ginga

Jacob Ginga is currently an Artist and Educator living in New Bedford, MA. He got his BFA from Umass Dartmouth and is currently pursuing his Masters at Northeastern University. He teaches 4th and 5th grade visual art in Weston, Ma. In 2018 he was awarded MAEA's Exceptional New Art... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
B217, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Perspective VISION/MISSION of a 21st Century Art Curriculum

What does art curriculum in the 21st century look like? How does it differ from what we were taught when we were in school? Why is it important for curriculum to have a vision? What mission does our curriculum serve?

Speakers
RK

Richard Kim

Art Teacher/Adjunct Professor, Walpole High School/Montserrat College of Art
A NJ native, Rich has been a high school art teacher for 15 years at Walpole High School. He is also an adjunct in the art education department at Montserrat College of Art. Since then he has developed curriculum for multiple levels of AP Art, Ceramics & Sculpture, and Contemporary... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
H303, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

The Power of Our Stories: How Immigration Stories Weave the Fabric of our Contemporary Society

Learn how a middle and high school created positive counter narratives with visiting artists and professional exhibits to amplify student stories, through photography, painting, and ceramics.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Bode

Patty Bode

Education Consultant, self-employed
Dr. Patty Bode weaves a tapestry of teaching and leadership art education experiences in both PK-12 public schools, and in higher education teacher preparation programs. She has worked in public schools for over 20 years as an art teacher, curriculum leader and middle school principal... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Art Educator, Hull High School
Amanda Davis is a teacher, artist, leader, and innovator. She has worked in the public school setting for over 10 years. Currently, Amanda shapes young minds through her work as an art educator at Hull High School. Amanda’s mission is to help students recognize the power of the... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
H209, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Continuing Conversations: Self Facilitated
Did you come from an interesting session? Are you looking to talk with peers about something you're currently experiencing as an art educator? If so, this space is designated for those looking to continue these conversations. This space will be self facilitated and will be open to conference attendees at various intervals through the conference.

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Underground 2, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Art Classroom Accessibility Workshop

Attendees will be presented with barriers students may face in an art education classroom and in a workshop environment they will work together to make the materials more accessible.

Speakers
MG

Meagan Grant

Director, The Academic Access Studio, Montserrat College of Art
Meagan Grant is the Director of the Academic Access Studio and Adjunct Faculty in Art Education at Montserrat College of Art. She has worked in both public and private institutions and has a passion for working with students with disabilities. Meagan is a published writer of poetry... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Round Table: Authentic Grading in the Art Room: Without Insult or Injury
As art educators, what do we see in our student’s work? The debate of process vs. product has validity in both camps. Let’s get down to the business of sorting this out in a lively discussion. Join us for a  robust conversation and an opportunity to share, challenge, and expand our thinking about how grading practices can truly support your students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Nadeau

Marcia Nadeau

Fine & Performing Arts Chair, Secondary Art Educator, Pentucket Regional Schools, West Newbury, MA


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Underground 3, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

ArtLAB: If You Don't Like your Art Class Make One of Your Own

The story of a choice-based class called ArtLAB created after taking an MAEA workshop. Learn about how the class was developed and make some art of your own with assemblage and mixed media. 1/3 slides, 2/3 art-making, 100% fun!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Frassinelli

Michael Frassinelli

Chair, Department of Visual Arts, Dana Hall School
Michael Frassinelli is head of Visual Arts at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, where he has taught for 18 years and is also the director of the Dana Art Gallery. Since 2004 he has developed "The Legend of the Pianistas", a faux Natural History Museum exhibit with objects large and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
H203, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Digital Fabrication In The Classroom: Intro to 3D Modeling

In this studio workshop, participants will be introduced to basic 3D modeling skills using Tinkercad, a free, online 3D modeling program. Additional topics of discussion will include 3D printers, 3D printing workflow and resources for curriculum development.

Speakers
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Sarah Trahan

Assistant Professor, Montserrat College Of Art
Sarah Trahan is an artist and educator who is preoccupied with exploring what happens when generative digital processes and handmade materiality intersect. Sarah holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and spent many years as a faculty member at the College for Creative Studies... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
H301, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

DIRTY Intersectionality! - Worms, Weeds and Water

Through the lens of intersectionality, we will smell local weeds, hold live composting worms in soil and blowing bubbles. All of these simple things can inspire and transform our lives in arty spaces and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Evonne Steinman

Laura Evonne Steinman

Art Educator / Community Artist, hand in hand arts
Laura Evonne Steinman is a community artist who creates art with folks of all abilities. She has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health / intellectual disabilities. Laura Evonne connects material uses to local environments and weaves in social justice as... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
H204, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

Printmaking

Work with Montserrat printmaking faculty to create a single color stencil piece inspired by Inuit stencil art from Cape Dorsett. 

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
HB 3, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

3:30pm

"Open Perspectives" NAHS Exhibit Reception
Join NAHS and NJAHS chapter sponsors and their students for the annual NAHS exhibit Open Perspectives. 
Students and their families are invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

Chapter Sponsors - submit your students work to this exhibit. Registration closes November 1. Learn more here.

Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
2nd Floor, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

5:00pm

Awards Ceremony - Celebrate 2020 Art Educators of the Year
Please join us to celebrate the 2020 MAEA Award winners.

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Timothy O’Connor, New England Art Education Conference, Boston
Art Educator of the Year 
Lizzie Fortin, Worcester Public Schools
Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Jacob Ginga, Weston Public Schools
Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Jonathan Hansen, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Secondary Art Educator of the Year –
Amanda Davis, Hull Public Schools
Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Lora Barrett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Museum Art Educator of the Year –
Julie Bernson, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln
Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Mary Geisser, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston
Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Callie Mulcahy, Worcester Public Schools
Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Robb Sandagata, Davis Publications, Worcester
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Marc Mastrolia, Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington

Speakers
avatar for Kay Furst

Kay Furst

Lecturer, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
As a retired Natick art educator, and currently a lecturer at Tufts University in the MAT program for future art educators, I have a vast portfolio of art making methods. I also serve as the Higher Education Division Director for the Massachusetts Art Education Association. I have... Read More →
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Laura Marotta

President, Massachusetts Art Education Association
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Katie McEwan

Art Educator, Potter Road Elementary
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Melissa Mastrolia

Art Educator, AB Regional School District
In my leadership role with MAEA I've become some what of an expert on the process of DESE certification and recertification. The process of navigating PDPs can be confusing and the DESE website is known for being hard to navigate. I've fielded questions around recertification for... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

6:00pm

"Continued Perspectives" Members Exhibit Reception
Join MAEA members for the annual Members exhibit Continued Perspectives. Exhibiting artists, their families and friends, and conference attendees are invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

Submit your own work to be part of this exhibit. Registration deadline closes November 1. Learn more here

Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA
 
Sunday, November 10
 

8:00am

Annual Meeting
Meet the MAEA Board of Directors and hear about all of the exciting things they have been up to! The goals for the coming year will be presented in an informal manner with some treats to entice you to join us bright and early in the morning. We are excited to share our new initiatives and hope to get more members involved.

Make sure you attend so you can be entered to win one of the many amazing door prizes we have to give away from some amazing vendors! 

Speakers
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Laura Marotta

President, Massachusetts Art Education Association
avatar for Melissa Mastrolia

Melissa Mastrolia

Art Educator, AB Regional School District
In my leadership role with MAEA I've become some what of an expert on the process of DESE certification and recertification. The process of navigating PDPs can be confusing and the DESE website is known for being hard to navigate. I've fielded questions around recertification for... Read More →
avatar for Helen Downey

Helen Downey

Treasurer, MAEA
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a... Read More →
avatar for Jaimee Taborda

Jaimee Taborda

HS Art Teacher/MAEA Secretary, Oxford High School
Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of twelve years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts... Read More →
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Coni Moore

Art/ELD Teacher, Winthrop Public Schools
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Kay Furst

Lecturer, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
As a retired Natick art educator, and currently a lecturer at Tufts University in the MAT program for future art educators, I have a vast portfolio of art making methods. I also serve as the Higher Education Division Director for the Massachusetts Art Education Association. I have... Read More →
avatar for Tobey Eugenio

Tobey Eugenio

Art Teacher, Our Sister's School
Tobey Eugenio is a visual arts teacher and STEAM lab instructor at Our Sisters' School, New Bedford, MA. She works alongside middle school learners to help them tap into their brilliant creative potential. With over 20 years of experience as an educator spanning pre-school to collegiate... Read More →
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Lydia Gruner

Special Needs Art Teacher, Devereux Therapeutic School
-Art Teacher at Devereux Therapeutic School -MAEA Special Needs Representative. -Innovations in Education award 2017
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Laura Evonne Steinman

Art Educator / Community Artist, hand in hand arts
Laura Evonne Steinman is a community artist who creates art with folks of all abilities. She has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health / intellectual disabilities. Laura Evonne connects material uses to local environments and weaves in social justice as... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Hurley

Heidi Hurley

Director of Art and Design Braintree Schools, NAHS/MAEA Rep
Art and Design Educator for over 30 years. Love everything and anything art and design related that can be shared in the classroom. The sky is the limit!
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Diana Woodruff

Program Supervisor, Mass College of Art and Design
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Jane McKeag

Doctoral Student, Teachers College Columbia University
Curriculum Reggio Approach in public school settings contemporary art as a provocation in elementary and early childhood settings
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Shannon Carey

Shannon is a 2017 BFA in Art Education Graduate and a current BFA specialist at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shannon has been awarded the 2015 TAEA Top Preservice Educator of the year award, and has served NAEA as a Regional Division Chair & is the current MAEA Conference Committee... Read More →
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Alice Gentili

Visual Art Educator, Mendon Upton Regional School District
Alice Gentili is a Visual Art Educator and Department Chair in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District. She is an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Educator and Lifelong Maker, using iPads in the art classroom to design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and the Google Suite... Read More →
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Eleena B Rioux

Youth Art Month Chairperson, Mass Art Educators Association
I am the current Chairperson for Youth Art Month (YAM), actively participate on the MAEA Exhibitions Committee, and participated in the recent update of the MA Visual Arts Curriculum Frameworks. I am passionate about the the arts, all the connections people have with them, and the... Read More →
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Jacob Ginga

Jacob Ginga is currently an Artist and Educator living in New Bedford, MA. He got his BFA from Umass Dartmouth and is currently pursuing his Masters at Northeastern University. He teaches 4th and 5th grade visual art in Weston, Ma. In 2018 he was awarded MAEA's Exceptional New Art... Read More →
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Brittany Martinez

Art Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Brittany Martinez is a Visual Arts Educator with 6 years of Elementary experience. She currently works at Claypit Hill School in Wayland, MA teaching about 500, k-5th grade artists. Brittany has previously been awarded MAEA's 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year, and has... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Art Lessons: Personal Practice, Healing and Joy

We teach art, but what can we learn by making art?  Let’s explore the benefits of personal practice to enhance our lives. Happy teacher = happy students. Session includes hands-on exercises and participant solution generation. 

Speakers
avatar for John Nordell

John Nordell

Assistant Professor of Communication, American International College
John Nordell blogs about the creative process on his website CreateLookEnjoy.com  Whether drawing with ink made from mashed berries, creating abstract photographic images or embracing new technologies like flying drones for aerial imaging, Nordell documents his explorations and creates... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
H209, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Art in the Dark: A STEAM Based Art Week

This workshop will emphasize the integration of art and science through an exciting engaging process. Participants in the workshop will engage in hands on projects. Each project will be accompanied with videos, resources, and materials to make learning a success.

Speakers
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Catie Nasser

Elementary Art Teacher, Middleton Public Schools
Catie Nasser has been working with children in the arts as an educator and art therapist for over 15 years. She recently presented on developing an arts based STEAM curriculum at MassCue’s fall conference and National Art Education Association’s annual conference. This summer... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
B123, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Bauhaus Then & Now: Connecting 100 Years of History to Today

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of Bauhaus design as a "mindset" rather than a style. Participants will produce their own Bauhaus designs as part of the workshop.

Speakers
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Amal Khalid

Project Manager Deutschlandjahr USA/ Year of German American Friendshop, Geothe-Institute, Washington, D.C.
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Kate Farrington

Assistant Professor, Montserrat College of Art
Kate Farrington is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Montserrat College of Art. She teaches a variety of courses from Asian Art & Eastern Philosophies to Modern & Contemporary Art to Humanities. She is also an artist and philosopher with an active social art practice committed... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
C-3, 301 Cabot Building 301 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

One Plate - Six Options

Printing plates cost good money. What if you could offer your students multiple printing options from that single plate? methods include learning registration, printing with multiple colors, and four other variations.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Furst

Kay Furst

Lecturer, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
As a retired Natick art educator, and currently a lecturer at Tufts University in the MAT program for future art educators, I have a vast portfolio of art making methods. I also serve as the Higher Education Division Director for the Massachusetts Art Education Association. I have... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
H203, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Refresh, Reset and Regroup

Stress. Learn techniques to regain energy and composure. Share with students easily. Breath work and guided relaxation have been used for centuries with proven benefits. All you need is you.

Speakers
avatar for Iris Goldfarb

Iris Goldfarb

Art Teacher, Bowman School
I’ve been teaching art grades kindergarten through 5 for 26 years, the majority in Lexington. I was a founding member of TAB, but have since taught other pedagogy. Universal Design for Learning is my most recent interest. I have been a student and teacher of Yoga for over 50 years... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
H204, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Turning a Portrait Project on its Head

What happens when you turn the classic portrait project on its head? Use portraits to celebrate gender, identity, and community. Jump into this hands-on workshop that integrates technology!

Speakers
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Betsey Holland

Teacher, Studio Art, Shore Country Day School
With degrees in both Education and Science, Betsey currently teaches Science and Art Integrated Learning at Shore Country Day School for early elementary students. In addition to teaching, Betsey owns a design studio and creates paper products for events. She’s always making something... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
H301, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

9:00am

Olivia Parker Super Session
Olivia Parker shares about her work, journey to creation, and recent exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. Afterwards those who have preregistered will have a chance to visit the PEM and engage with the work in a private gallery workshop with PEM staff from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. 

Sunday November 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

10 Lessons for the Full Inclusion Art Room

Struggling to find or create lessons that work for your full inclusion classes? In this presentation you will find 10 lessons to get you going and some practical advice on how to make lessons scaleable instead of needing to create special adaptations.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Schmidt

Jodi Schmidt

Art Teacher, Boston Public Schools
Jodi Schmidt has been teaching Elementary Art since 1997. She currently works as a teaching artist for the COOL Schools program run by Very Special Arts Massachusetts in the Boston Public Schools. She also works in the Boston Public Schools as an Art Teacher. In 2005 Jodi was awarded... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
H209, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Accommodating for Anxiety in Creative Spaces

In this session, we will discuss what anxiety is and how it presents itself in students. We will review different accommodations educators can use to help students with anxiety succeed.

Speakers
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Katie McEwan

Art Educator, Potter Road Elementary
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Brittany Martinez

Art Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Brittany Martinez is a Visual Arts Educator with 6 years of Elementary experience. She currently works at Claypit Hill School in Wayland, MA teaching about 500, k-5th grade artists. Brittany has previously been awarded MAEA's 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year, and has... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
H206, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Beautiful Stuff from Nature

Beautiful Stuff from Nature: Teachers and children from across North America explore and create from the natural materials in their local environments. Ordinary experiences became extraordinary as teachers record images, quotes and reflections to make learning visible.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Topal

Cathy Topal

Research Associate - Ed Dept., Smith College
Cathy Weisman Topal is a longtime studio art educator at the preschool, elementary, middle school, and college levels. For over 30 years she taught visual arts education at Smith College, and was the studio art teacher at the Campus School of Smith College and the Center for Early... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
H201, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Critical Conversations: Contemporary Photographers Engaging with Social Media

This session explores the work of contemporary photographers who are addressing issues surrounding social media use in their work. Strategies for engaging students and enhancing visual literacy will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Oliver

Kristi Oliver

Professional Development Manager, Davis Publications
Kristi Oliver is currently the Professional Development Manager for Davis Publications, a company committed to helping art educators since 1901. She earned a PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University where her research explored the perspectives of high school photography teachers... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
B217, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Digital Natives: Naming and Addressing the Effects of Media, in the Art Room

This workshop empowers teachers with social justice skills so the Art room can become a critical thinking studio where media and the perpetuation of bias can be safely examined.

Speakers
AS

Amy Sallen

ViSUAL ARTS SPECIALIST K1-8, BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ LYNDON SCHOOL
I have been teaching Art in BPS for 25 years. I am also a painter and received a Fund For Excellence Grant in 2006. For two years, I have been taking Level one and two of a Visual Thinking Strategies Professional Development at the Gardner Museum. I was very excited to finally find... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Language Learning Strategies in the Art Classroom

This presentation delivers effective instructional strategies, including Tiered Word Walls, Total Physical Response, Non-Verbal Cards, Oral Language Strategies, and Visual Thinking Strategies, that are essential to supporting language development for all students.

Speakers
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Jillian Webberson

Art Educator, Framingham Public Schools
Jillian Webberson is a 6th year art teacher at Barbieri Elementary School a two way Bilingual program and International Spanish Academy in Framingham. She earned her Masters of Art in Teaching in Art Education from Tufts University and the SMFA. Jillian received a “You Are Special... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
B225, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

STEM to STEAM to STREAM: A Journey of Collaboration

This session focuses on a choice based approach to “STREAM” and using collaboration to inspire lessons that meet the standards and engage students. There will be real life examples of how to blend technology into your art room while still maintaining visual art skills.

Speakers
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Bridget O'Leary

Art Teacher, Dedham Public Schools
Bridget O’Leary has over a decade of experience teaching PK-5 art in the Dedham Public Schools. She earned her MAT in Art Education from Tufts/SMFA. She has a passion to develop new ways of teaching which lead to the developed of a Preschool and Kindergarten STREAM curriculum. This... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
H202, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Teaching Towards AP: Preparing Students in Lower Level Classes

Reflecting on new expectations for AP curriculum, this presentation focuses on preparing students with curriculum that provides opportunities to develop technical skills and make meaningful and appropriate decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Neville

Christine Neville

Fairhaven High School
Christine Neville, MAE, teaches photography, graphic design and digital art at Fairhaven High School. ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE VISUAL DESIGN SPECIALIST.
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Jamie Lynch

Fairhaven High School
A teacher at Fairhaven High School in Fairhaven, MA for the past 8 years and a graduate with my Masters of Art Education from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The title of my thesis dissertation “ INFLUENCES ON ARTIST PROCESSES FOR CREATING AND TEACHING ART” and the... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
H303, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

10:50am

Continuing Conversations: Mindfulness
Mindfulness: long word, big topic. Help break it down into effective classroom strategies, share your practice with others, and engage with what mindfulness can mean for you and your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Baer

Andrea Baer

VIsual Arts Teacher, Framingham Public Schools
I have been an educator in the Framingham School District for over 15 years. My degrees include Studio Art, Biology, and Early Childhood Education.


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:50am - 11:40am
Underground 2, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Arts Education Advocacy
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Nadeau

Marcia Nadeau

Fine & Performing Arts Chair, Secondary Art Educator, Pentucket Regional Schools, West Newbury, MA


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Community Involvement in Arts Education
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
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Laura Marotta

President, Massachusetts Art Education Association


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Effective Collaboration w/ Peers & Administrators
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hurley

Heidi Hurley

Director of Art and Design Braintree Schools, NAHS/MAEA Rep
Art and Design Educator for over 30 years. Love everything and anything art and design related that can be shared in the classroom. The sky is the limit!
avatar for Eleena B Rioux

Eleena B Rioux

Youth Art Month Chairperson, Mass Art Educators Association
I am the current Chairperson for Youth Art Month (YAM), actively participate on the MAEA Exhibitions Committee, and participated in the recent update of the MA Visual Arts Curriculum Frameworks. I am passionate about the the arts, all the connections people have with them, and the... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Fundraising in Art Education
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
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Jacob Ginga

Jacob Ginga is currently an Artist and Educator living in New Bedford, MA. He got his BFA from Umass Dartmouth and is currently pursuing his Masters at Northeastern University. He teaches 4th and 5th grade visual art in Weston, Ma. In 2018 he was awarded MAEA's Exceptional New Art... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Hope & Social Justice in Art Education
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designtaed space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilzie outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Bode

Patty Bode

Education Consultant, self-employed
Dr. Patty Bode weaves a tapestry of teaching and leadership art education experiences in both PK-12 public schools, and in higher education teacher preparation programs. She has worked in public schools for over 20 years as an art teacher, curriculum leader and middle school principal... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Sustainable Classrooms
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Evonne Steinman

Laura Evonne Steinman

Art Educator / Community Artist, hand in hand arts
Laura Evonne Steinman is a community artist who creates art with folks of all abilities. She has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health / intellectual disabilities. Laura Evonne connects material uses to local environments and weaves in social justice as... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Teaching for Artistic Behavior - New to TAB
All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Mastrolia

Melissa Mastrolia

Art Educator, AB Regional School District
In my leadership role with MAEA I've become some what of an expert on the process of DESE certification and recertification. The process of navigating PDPs can be confusing and the DESE website is known for being hard to navigate. I've fielded questions around recertification for... Read More →
avatar for Margaurita Spear

Margaurita Spear

Art Teacher, Glen Urquhart School
Margaurita Spear holds a BFA in Painting and Art Education with a dual minor in Art History and Creative Writing from Montserrat College of Art. She currently teaches at Glen Urquhart School guiding young artists in pre-kindergarten through first grade. Her prior experience includes... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

11:45am

Lunch Alike: Teaching for Artistic Behavior - Sustaining a TAB Practice

All of lunch will begin in the underground, and there will be designated space for each conversation. Weather permitting groups are free to utilize outdoor space at Montserrat.

Speakers
avatar for Jaimee Taborda

Jaimee Taborda

HS Art Teacher/MAEA Secretary, Oxford High School
Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of twelve years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts... Read More →
avatar for Tobey Eugenio

Tobey Eugenio

Art Teacher, Our Sister's School
Tobey Eugenio is a visual arts teacher and STEAM lab instructor at Our Sisters' School, New Bedford, MA. She works alongside middle school learners to help them tap into their brilliant creative potential. With over 20 years of experience as an educator spanning pre-school to collegiate... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Round Table: Considering the Negative Effects of Digital Media Developmentally & Ways to Counter With Art

What are the effects of overuse of digital media and how can we counteract/heal them in the Art Room?
We will consider the negative effects of tech media on children as social, independent and creative thinkers. Some of these issues include addiction, passive thinking, inability to focus on long term tasks, problems with critical thinking and lack of empathy. Using some short quotes and open ended questions, we will consider what our role might be as visual arts teachers in healing/ counteracting this growing phenomenon.

Speakers
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Amy Sallen

ViSUAL ARTS SPECIALIST K1-8, BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS/ LYNDON SCHOOL
I have been teaching Art in BPS for 25 years. I am also a painter and received a Fund For Excellence Grant in 2006. For two years, I have been taking Level one and two of a Visual Thinking Strategies Professional Development at the Gardner Museum. I was very excited to finally find... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Underground 3, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Beyond the Kiln: 3D Experiences in the Art Studio

No kiln? No problem! Discover many amazing and varied sculpture experiences that students can enjoy without using kiln-fired clay, from found objects to fiber to wire to wood and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Margaurita Spear

Margaurita Spear

Art Teacher, Glen Urquhart School
Margaurita Spear holds a BFA in Painting and Art Education with a dual minor in Art History and Creative Writing from Montserrat College of Art. She currently teaches at Glen Urquhart School guiding young artists in pre-kindergarten through first grade. Her prior experience includes... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
B216, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Continuing Conversations: Vision Boards
In this continuing conversation you will have an opportunity to channel all you have learned into a vision/mood board. Facilitated by Maria Fontane participants will not only create something unique, but learn a new classroom strategy. 

Speakers
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Maria Fontaine

Program Supervisor, Montserrat


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Underground 1, 248 Cabot Building 248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Peabody Essex Museum - Olivia Parker Pt. 2

Take the learning one step further. For those interested in continuing the conversation join staff at the Peabody Essex Museum to engage with Olivia's gallery show. Conversation, hands on activity, and reflection to be expected!

The Peabody Essex Museum will be providing transportation to and from the workshop for attendees. The shuttle will be meeting in front of the Cabot building 15 minutes prior to the session start, and will depart promptly at 1:00pm. There is free parking 1/4 miles from the museum if participants would like to/have schedule requirements that dictate a need to drive themselves.

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA

1:00pm

GelliArts: Monoprinting with Reusable Plates

GelliArts reusable printing plates are a fantastic and easy to use medium for the classroom! You will use paint, markers, pastels, watercolors while learning techniques for registration, stamping, stenciling, collage and image transfer.

Speakers
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Jillian Webberson

Art Educator, Framingham Public Schools
Jillian Webberson is a 6th year art teacher at Barbieri Elementary School a two way Bilingual program and International Spanish Academy in Framingham. She earned her Masters of Art in Teaching in Art Education from Tufts University and the SMFA. Jillian received a “You Are Special... Read More →
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Deborah Kramer

Art teacher, Angier Elementary
Deborah Kramer BFA, MSAE, is an exhibiting artist, art educator, Lead Mentor and Certified Expressive Arts Facilitator. She teaches K-5 visual art at Newton Public Schools. Deborah has developed numerous adult art classes and led professional development workshops at local, regional... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
H203, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Newspaper/Magazine Pottery

So you want to make cups and bowls but there's no kiln! Air dry clay isn't doing it, and model magic is too pricey! Solution--Newspaper and Magazine Pottery!

Speakers
avatar for Caitlyn Thompson

Caitlyn Thompson

Elementary Art Teacher, Memorial Elementary School
Caitlyn is the Art Coach at Memorial Elementary School in Natick, MA. As an avid powerlifter and tiny art-business owner, she goes by Coach T, and passionately integrates the importance of growth mindset into her teaching practice. To encourage and inspire creative challenges, Caitlyn... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
H302, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Seven Unconventional Watercolor Techniques

As an Elementary Teacher working in a Title 1 school, materials and funding is limited. I have learned to be resourceful with materials and have found inexpensive or free resources that will help your students in and out of the classroom. Together we will try out seven unconventional watercolor techniques and alternative watercolor options to support your students.  Join our class as we rotate through a carousel of creative paint stations.

Speakers
BW

Borany Wicks

Visual Arts Teacher K-4, KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary
I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from MassArt in 2002 and later went on to receive a MAT in Art from Salem State Univ. 2016. I am now teaching Visual Arts grades K-4 at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary. My love for the arts is strongly connected to calligraphy, hand lettering... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
H303, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA

1:00pm

Yoga and Drawing – Finding Awareness and Focus

Experience greater awareness through the practices of drawing and yoga. Cultivate your ability and your students' abilities to be present and aware. All levels of yoga experience welcome. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat.

Speakers
LR

Liz Reiser

Director of Youth Programs, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Liz Reiser trained as a painter at the Marchutz School and Hampshire College, and as an Art Educator at MassArt. She practices and teaches drawing and painting from observation. She is currently the Director of Youth Programs at MassArt. Liz is dedicated to facilitating opportunities... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm
H204, Hardie Building 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915, USA