Arts & Creativity

Current Courses

 


Course Descriptions

 
 
Art Activities for Classroom Teachers
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Art is a universal language. Art activities can enhance comprehension across all academic disciplines and with all age and ability groups while encouraging creative expression and critical thinking.  Artistic collaboration enhances inclusion, differentiation and mastery as students share their interpretations of class content expressed through art. This class helps classroom teachers looking for ways to enhance learning through artistic expression and art teachers looking for ways to coordinate with classroom teachers.
 

  • March 23-24, 2018 La Crosse (combined)
  • July 10-11, 2018 Middleton (combined)
     

Comic Books to the Rescue!  Invigorate Your Curriculum with this Project-Based Approach to Learning
Instructor: Jan Cosmos
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Kick up engagement in important curriculum focuses with stylized text and image writing that students find irresistible. Teachers will learn how to operate user-friendly comic book software and how to orchestrate the tasks to make it all happen.All you need is a curriculum idea to work on, a camera, laptop, and your favorite comic book for inspiration!

  • July 10-11, 2018  Green Bay
  • August 7-8, 2018   Milwaukee

     

Papermaking: A Bookmaking Essential
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as books, cards, bookmarks and tags, and we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects. Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its educational potential and leave with book samples and other ideas to implement with your students.

  • July 25-26, 2018  Milwaukee

 

Play-Based Activities for Little Learners
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Integrating play throughout the early childhood experience honors the natural curiosity of youngsters while opening doors to creative approaches to mastering standards.  Children learn to follow directions, fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, share, and respect others, and then apply those skills to the development of a wide variety of literacy skills.  Hands-on activities will include movement, music, drawing, bookmaking and printing, all centered around children’s literature. 

  • March 2-3, 2018  Milwaukee
  • May 4-5, 2018  Green Bay
  • July 17-18, 2018  La Crosse

 

Sculpture on a Dime (NEW!)
Instructor: Mary Ann Nanassy
Credits: 1
Type: Face-to-Face

Much of what consumers purchase ends up in a landfill after it fulfills its purpose.  Why not extend those lifespans and use these objects once more to give students the opportunity to stretch the limits of their creativity AND save money?  By using common materials found in any junk drawer, garage, closet or recycling bin, discover ways to increase awareness of the vastness of our consumable society and the potential for students to see common items in a new light. 

  • November 3-4, 2017 - Milwaukee
  • March 2-3, 2018 - Green Bay
  • January 26-27, 2018 - Middleton
  • June 26-27, 2018 - La Crosse
  • August 7-8, 2018 - Middleton

 

You Thought it Was Junk: Creating Books from Household Discards
Instructor: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses repurposed household discards to create student-made books as tools to master curricular concepts. Looking at empty containers and scrap papers in a creative way can enhance learning and help students achieve excellence while addressing differentiation, response to intervention, and mastery of standards, all without increasing the budget.

  • March 16-17, 2018  Green Bay
  • August 1-2, 2018  Milwaukee

Arts & Creativity

Current Courses

 


Course Descriptions

 
 
Art Activities for Classroom Teachers
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Art is a universal language. Art activities can enhance comprehension across all academic disciplines and with all age and ability groups while encouraging creative expression and critical thinking.  Artistic collaboration enhances inclusion, differentiation and mastery as students share their interpretations of class content expressed through art. This class helps classroom teachers looking for ways to enhance learning through artistic expression and art teachers looking for ways to coordinate with classroom teachers.
 

  • March 23-24, 2018 La Crosse (combined)
  • July 10-11, 2018 Middleton (combined)
     

Comic Books to the Rescue!  Invigorate Your Curriculum with this Project-Based Approach to Learning
Instructor: Jan Cosmos
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Kick up engagement in important curriculum focuses with stylized text and image writing that students find irresistible. Teachers will learn how to operate user-friendly comic book software and how to orchestrate the tasks to make it all happen.All you need is a curriculum idea to work on, a camera, laptop, and your favorite comic book for inspiration!

  • July 10-11, 2018  Green Bay
  • August 7-8, 2018   Milwaukee

     

Papermaking: A Bookmaking Essential
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as books, cards, bookmarks and tags, and we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects. Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its educational potential and leave with book samples and other ideas to implement with your students.

  • July 25-26, 2018  Milwaukee

 

Play-Based Activities for Little Learners
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Integrating play throughout the early childhood experience honors the natural curiosity of youngsters while opening doors to creative approaches to mastering standards.  Children learn to follow directions, fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, share, and respect others, and then apply those skills to the development of a wide variety of literacy skills.  Hands-on activities will include movement, music, drawing, bookmaking and printing, all centered around children’s literature. 

  • March 2-3, 2018  Milwaukee
  • May 4-5, 2018  Green Bay
  • July 17-18, 2018  La Crosse

 

Sculpture on a Dime (NEW!)
Instructor: Mary Ann Nanassy
Credits: 1
Type: Face-to-Face

Much of what consumers purchase ends up in a landfill after it fulfills its purpose.  Why not extend those lifespans and use these objects once more to give students the opportunity to stretch the limits of their creativity AND save money?  By using common materials found in any junk drawer, garage, closet or recycling bin, discover ways to increase awareness of the vastness of our consumable society and the potential for students to see common items in a new light. 

  • November 3-4, 2017 - Milwaukee
  • March 2-3, 2018 - Green Bay
  • January 26-27, 2018 - Middleton
  • June 26-27, 2018 - La Crosse
  • August 7-8, 2018 - Middleton

 

You Thought it Was Junk: Creating Books from Household Discards
Instructor: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses repurposed household discards to create student-made books as tools to master curricular concepts. Looking at empty containers and scrap papers in a creative way can enhance learning and help students achieve excellence while addressing differentiation, response to intervention, and mastery of standards, all without increasing the budget.

  • March 16-17, 2018  Green Bay
  • August 1-2, 2018  Milwaukee