2021 Conference Workshops

Workshop opportunities include hands on, lecture, and round-table discussion format in addition to engaging keynote sessions and time to connect with colleagues. Attendance verification and CTLE credit are available for up to 14 CTLE hours.

Over 85 workshops are offered with no advance selection necessary; a small selection of ticketed Extended Hands-On Studio workshops are avaialble for an additional fee. Please read workshop descriptions and materials requirements/recommendations carefully prior to registering for Ticketed Workshops. Preregistered and ticketed events are not refundable. 

GENERAL SCHEDULE WORKSHOPS (No Preregistration Necessary)*

Complete Workshop List with Descriptions alt 
General Schedule Workshops are either 50 minutes or 110 minutes. Cancellations sometimes happen due to circumstances beyond our control. Workshops are subject to change without notice.  

*Materials list for hands on workshops will be available soon. General session are open to all participants--materials are SUGGESTED to participate fully in the workshop. 


Please read workshop descriptions and materials requirements/recommendations carefully prior to registering for Ticketed Workshops. To preregister for a ticketed event, select the desired workshop option(s) on the Preregistered Workshops section in the Conference Registration FormPreregistered and ticketed events are non-refundable. 

Extended Hands-On Studio Workshops
We are please to offer a small selection of Extended Time Interactive workshop opportunities to encourage personal and professional interaction in an expanded time frame workshop with limited participants. Please be sure to read descriptions and materials lists carefully before selecting an extended time workshop. Preregistered and ticketed events are non-refundable. 

What the Hoopla Returns! (In-Person + Virtual)
Ever wanted to try hoop embroidery? Have you ever tried painting on fabric and adding in embroidery? In this extended workshop you will have the chance to try a patterned project or to go abstract. We will be using paint, embroidery thread, fabric pieces, and embellishments. We will share ideas on application in the classroom from elementary through high school and for your own art making.
Monica Schor, E, M, HS, C
Friday AM 10-12:50

Visual Journals for Art Educators (Virtual ONLY)
Dive into the visual journal as you explore materials and techniques and engage with the potential the journal has for you and for your students. Learn tips, tricks, and strategies for using the journal for your own artmaking and as a vital and vibrant part of your curriculum.
Eric Scott, E, M, HS, C, A 
Friday PM 2-4:50

Gel Press Printmaking! (In-Person + Virtual)
Gel plate printmaking is amazing! Gel Press plates are durable, come in many sizes and shapes and are so much fun to use with all ages! Join me in exploring different techniques, lesson ideas and have fun printing with a variety of mediums in this workshop. It could get messy so be ready. You will get your own plate to keep and lots of ideas to take home.
Jennifer Matott, E, M, HS
Friday PM 2-4:50

The Secret Belgian Binding and Alternative Book Cloth (In-Person + Virtual)
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to create your own hand sewn visual journal with a unique exposed sewing pattern and alternative book cloth cover. All materials will be provided but if you have some fun handmade papers that you would like to use for the covers and/or endpapers, then bring them along.
Beth Atkinson, E, M, HS, C
Saturday AM 10-12:50

Gelli Printing Plates Workshop (In-Person + Virtual)
This is a guided workshop that will give you step-by-step ways on creating amazing monoprints using Gelli plates. Gelli printing plates paired with a variety of mediums on conventional and unconventional surfaces. We will cover layering paint, “one-pull” color layers, stencil resources, texturing with found objects, color theory as it applies to the process, rescuing unsuccessful prints, transfers and print use in mixed media. No matter your skill level (beginners to veterans) this workshop is loaded with techniques for using the Gelli printing plates. 
Veronica Kruger, Jan Dylewski, E, M, HS
Saturday PM 2-4:50