2016 Conference Workshops

Free Workshops (included with Conference Registration)*

Complete Workshop List with Descriptions alt COMING SOON
Download a tentative list of workshops free to all conference participants. Cancellations sometimes happen due to circumstances beyond our control. This schedule is subject to change without notice. 
*Please note some hands-on workshops may have a small (under $5) materials fee as noted in the workshop listing and program.

Friday Art After Dark Party/Art Making Event ($15 presale, $20 onsite)

On Friday evening NYSATA will hold an art making party. Participants will enjoy socializing as they choose from a variety of art making stations, based on the conference theme of “Tradition and Innovation.” This is a ticketed event. Cost is $15 pp advanced ticket sale. A limited number of tickets will be available on site for $20 pp. Pre-service student tickets will be $10 presale and $15 onsite. Ticket includes all instructions and supplies, an advocacy bracelet, and a beverage of your choice (2 sodas or 1 glass of wine or beer). There will be a cash bar available all evening. Casual, comfy "After Dark" clothing is recommended.

This is a new format for 2016. This event is offered in lieu of the Friday After Dark Workshops we have offered in the past.
Friday 9-11 PM
$15 Presale, $20 Onsite (students $10 presale, $15 onsite)

Artsonia: Publishing Artwork via Classroom Mode–It’s THAT Easy? Really?

Attendees will walk away with first-hand experience of publishing artwork via the Artsonia app, specifically using classroom mode. The classroom mode feature gives students (whether a 1:1 setting or just one device to share) the ability to photograph, edit and submit their artwork for the school’s digital gallery on Artsonia. Built into the process is a section where students can also include their artist statements. Teachers have an easy way to provide “prompting” questions, as well as related vocabulary/concepts in this statements section, to help provoke more thoughtful and meaningful artist statements. Once submitted by the student, the teacher has an easy method of reviewing both artwork and statements, giving the final approval to show in the gallery or sending it back to the student for edits. Our session will explain some of the basic concepts to getting started with Artsonia, but focus mainly on the app and classroom mode. The attendees will have the chance to experience classroom mode both from a student and a teacher perspective, so that both sides of the feature are clearly understood. Download the free Artsonia app to get the most out of this BYO Device session! One attendee will win a new iPad!
Space is limited! Reserve your space with a ticket when you register. Remaining tickets available onsite.
Saturday at 2-2:50 PM Town Hall
Due to limited space, advance registration is required.
No Fee.

Friday and Saturday Extended Studio Workshops ($35 onsite sessions, date and time indicated in session description)

Critical Concepts In Art Drawing Experience
In this session, learn about the innovative drawing class titled “Critical Concepts in Art,” taken by fine arts juniors at The College of Saint Rose. Experience a drawing session that helps the artist move away from drawing as a record of observation to mark-making as a record of both internal and external experiences, focusing on conceptual and thematic development. The famous “drawing machine” assignment will also be shared, and slides of former students’ work presented.
Andrea Hersh, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting, The College of Saint Rose

Friday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $

Image Transfer and The Encaustic Process
There are many ways in which to approach image transfer with encaustic paint and in this workshop you will learn an easy-to-follow way to achieving successful results. In addition to learning basic techniques of transferring images, you will also learn ways in which to enhance your art with the use of encaustic paint and pastel applications. We will also discuss safety in the classroom and proper encaustic procedures.
Kathryn Bevier, Artist, Rochester, New York

Friday 2-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

Collage and The Encaustic Process
Collage helps us tap into design and composition instantly. Using wax as the binder instead of glue adds to the overall visual effect, yielding a sense of depth and intrigue to your art. In this workshop you will learn the basic application techniques of working with encaustic wax medium to assemble your collage. You will also learn glazing techniques with encaustic paints and various ways in which you can enhance the surface of the wax layers through stenciling and
carving. We will also discuss safety in the classroom and proper encaustic procedures.
Kathryn Bevier, Artist, Rochester New York

Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35


Intuitive Painting: Free Your Spirit, Satisfy Your Soul!
Let go of expectations, free your spirit and overcome obstacles! Have you ever meditated through art? In this workshop, we’ll focus on art as a process that can energize our thoughts, push away some of the stress, and bring us back to balance and well-being. Participate in a guided exploration and be inspired to create freely. We’ll throw rules to the side and use paints, inks, collage materials, markers, spray bottles, and anything else we can find! Make this creative date with yourself and renew your artistic spirit!
Michelle Schroeder, Buffalo Public Schools

Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

How About A Little Relief!
Relief printing can have a number of problems that keep educators away from teaching it as part of their curriculum. Do your students get
confused with reversing the image? Are you worried about students cutting their hands? Is the material too difficult to work with? What about the mess? This hands-on workshop will address all of these issues with simple solutions. And, you can even apply the relief image to the ceramic classroom as well!
Beth Atkinson, Hicksville High School 
Saturday 2-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35


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