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2018 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 ($5 or less) 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.
Friday 9-11 PM
$15 Presale, $20 Onsite (students $10 presale, $15 onsite)

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

The Art of Weaving Using Recycled Materials
I have been teaching my sixth graders weaving, using cardboard looms, donated yarn, and other materials. We make small wall hangings in which each piece of cloth or yarn represent someone in their family or friends. In this hands-on extended studio participants will have an opportunity to complete their own woven wall hanging that represents their family or friends. In this workshop I share how I teach my students and find resources. A brief history of weaving as an art form will be presented.
Lisa Kaplan
Friday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

Encaustic Foundations
Are you ready to learn about painting with wax? Or do you need a refresher and more hands-on time? Kathryn will walk you through the basic process of working with encaustic so you will have a good foundation to help you discover the many directions this fascinating medium can take. You will have the opportunity to try several techniques that will be demonstrated. You will also gain an understanding of how to set up your classroom or personal space for encaustic, the working properties of wax, plus creating desired effects such as different surface textures and a sense of depth.
Kathryn Bevier, Enkaustikos
Friday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

Encaustic Printmaking
Printing with encaustic paints is such an exciting art form, easy to set up and bring to your classroom. In this workshop, you will learn the art of making monoprints with encaustic paint in both basic techniques as well as learn registration techniques. You will gain a better understanding of how pigments differ from one another and how to employ them to get the results you are looking for. We will also experiment with mark-making to make your prints truly unique. You will also learn how different papers also yield different results. We will work on a variety of printmaking papers including fine Japanese papers. Participants will work collaboratively.
Kathryn Bevier, Enkaustikos
Friday 2 PM-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 10
Fee: $35


Woodcut and a “LITTLE INK”
We welcome first-time and advanced printmakers. During this session, we will include demonstrations to guide each step of the process. Relief printing is a process that can be done in a classroom or home studio once you’ve been introduced to the basics. Dive into the fundamentals of woodblock printing: from identifying subject matter, to transferring a drawing onto the woodblock, to exploring varied carving tools and techniques, to printing with a press. We’ll run through tricks and techniques
to improve your process or to bring back to your students. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring an apron, ideas for an 8”x10” block, and carving tools. Carving tools will be available for use or to purchase
during the workshop. Each student will leave with their own woodblock, prints, and a fun experience.
Beth Atkinson and Michelle Schroeder
Friday 2 PM-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

 

How to Build on Next to Nothing and Be Inspired by Nearly Everything: An Unconventional Drawing Workshop
“Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” (Chuck Close)
Build inspiration from practically nothing as you engage in a process of
making without self-criticism. Explore a broad range of drawing approaches that enable you to “just get to work.” Learn strategies to overcome your inhibitions and build your capacity to invent new ways of representation that inspire next steps. Participate to fuel your own practice of making and/or to inspire your students to step outside their comfort zone, worry less, and make more. Personal and classroom examples will be shared. Participants will leave with 25 or more drawings in various stages of completion. Beware: this workshop will make you want to continue making. All materials provided. Bring your enthusiasm and a favorite image or object if you wish to use it as a starting point.
Cindy Henry
Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 20
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, collage materials, spray bottles, and anything else we can find. Make this creative date with yourself and renew your artistic spirit. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron or a smock and a sketchbook or journal.

Michelle Schroeder and Beth Atkinson
Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

 

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