BluSeed Creative Classrooms Project

Professional Development for Educators

BluSeed Studios CREATIVE CLASSROOMS PROJECT brings professional artists and teachers together year-round for intensive, multi-day workshops that you can take advantage of while enjoying all the Adirondacks has to offer.

Take a deep breath…in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks
Connect mind and nature…
Discover community…
Arts and innovation…
While renewing yourself and your passion for teaching.

Creative Classrooms Project invites all K-12 teachers to year-round arts integration
And multi-day workshops, earning Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits.

Here, at BluSeed Studios, where hands-on collaboration…
Meets innovative curricula…
Studio experience and exhibiting opportunities…
In a supportive environment…

Expand your network… Foster your creativity…
Step outside your comfort zone…
While on vacation in historic Saranac Lake, renowned arts and cultural hub of the Adirondacks.

Make YOUR mark in education….

Want to learn more? Check out this 60-second video:

2018 WORKSHOPS

BluSeed Studios’ Creative Classrooms Project and the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat have partnered to develop a series of participant-driven Creative Learning Retreats.

Come for just the daylong main workshop or the full three days of programming.

March 2nd – 4th“Drama in Your Life: Opportunities & Challenges”

March 16th – 18th “Bring Color Back into Your Life”

April 27th – 29th “The World of Plants, Paper to Create Learning Structure”
There are many ways on how to learn to see. When participants learn to transition from a 2-dimensional plane to a 3-dimensional structure, they gain the ability to see three-dimensional space in their heads, this in turn will inspire them to take what they create physically and translate into a design, hypothesis, math problem or story.  Opening yourself up to new ways of discovery expands your comfort zone and increases confidence and self-esteem. Fun food activities include an interpretive dinner “Cooking in Paper for Nutrition and Flavor. How to fold food in Parchment.”

“New Ways of Learning and Listening”
Two sessions offered:
July 15-17: http://www.bluseedstudios.org/event/ccp-music-retreat-session-1/
or July 18-20: http://www.bluseedstudios.org/event/ccp-music-retreat-session-2/
Through the elements of Orff Schulwerk, participants will gain experience in “teaching to the objective” through singing, movement, instrument and recorder playing.


“The Papermaker’s Toolbelt” Aug. 3-5

http://www.bluseedstudios.org/event/ccp-papermaking-retreat/

This two-session workshop blends contemporary applications of hand papermaking, serigraphy, and callographic processes. Students will use pulp painting and pulp printing to create unique paper pieces that will be brought into the printmaking studio to be printed on using a callographic process called silk aquatint. Fun food activities include making “edible paper” and an interpretive dinner titled “Cooking in Paper for Nutrition and Flavor: How to fold food in parchment.”

“The World of Plants, Paper to Create Learning Structure” Aug. 6-8
http://www.bluseedstudios.org/event/ccp-plant-paper-structure-retreat/

There are many ways to learn to see. When participants learn to transition from a 2-dimensional plane to a 3-dimensional structure, they gain the ability to see three-dimensional space in their heads, this in turn will inspire them to take what they create physically and translate into a design, hypothesis, math problem or story.  Opening yourself up to new ways of discovery expands your comfort zone and increases confidence and self-esteem. 

TEACHERS EARN CREDIT

BluSeed is a New York State Education (NYSED) approved Continuing Leadership Teacher Education (CTLE) sponsor.  Each participant will be provided with appropriate documentation of participation. Participants are responsible for meeting any district requirements for pre-approval prior to the event and for understanding how CTLE credits apply to their particular certification requirements.

BluSeed’s Creative Classrooms program is funded in part through New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and we work in partnership with New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA).

Information on CTLE can be found at: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/resteachers/Registration_CTLE_home.html

OBJECTIVES

Demonstrate your knowledge of arts integration and collaborate across fields of study.

Recognize authentic arts integration and STEAM methods through workshop participation.

Identify areas of mutual curricular standards between art teachers and other educators.

Show how reflection and assessment are utilized to articulate and establish measures both equitable and complimentary across disciplines.

Discover strategies that bring equity to art educators and their students.

Reveal research-based learning skills and opportunities that make you an active partner with parents and the community in which you teach.

LODGING PARTNERS

 

 

Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat

The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat is one of the last original Adirondack lodges open to the public where your room is 25 acres of woods and water with tranquil beach with one of the most spectacular mountain-lake sunsets in the Adirondack Park.

http://LodgeOnLakeClear.com, 518-891-1489

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Hotel Saranac

Hotel Saranac has stood in downtown Saranac Lake for nearly a century – a storied sanctuary rich in heritage and soon to be reborn to accommodate modern travelers. The historic Hotel promises to be the ideal base camp for your journey into America’s playground: the Adirondacks. 

https://hotelsaranac.com, 518-891-6900

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For additional lodging options, please visit SaranacLake.com/lodging

 

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Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Abstraction Exhibition

June 2 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 20

June “Bug” Pottery Classes

June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 20

Monday and Wednesday Pottery Class

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu 21

Saranac Lake Art Walk

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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