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 on your Adirondack vacation.

Earn a multitude of Continuing Teacher & Leader Education credits in just one day, allowing you to spend more time relaxing, exploring and enjoying your time here in the Adirondacks. We offer a variety of focused curricula, networking, studio experience and exhibiting opportunities that you can share with your students and your family.

The core aspect of this initiative is to advance pedagogy in the classroom via studio arts: hands-on learning, new techniques to enrich your classes, expanding professional networks, strengthening artistic expression and exhibiting in a new location, all within a unique Adirondack setting distinctive from the traditional institutional conference atmosphere.

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Be sure to register for workshops in advance, as they are limited to up to 12-15 participants per session.

Not a teacher? No problem. We welcome all who are interested.

March 9-11, 2017. Papermaking with Drew Matott.

July 26-27, 2017.  Real Bugs- A Closer look at Invertebrate & Bugs on Paper

July 30-31, 2017.  Beads and Bead making from around the World

July 30-31, 2017.  Cultivating a Sense of Place Through Art

August 13-14, 2017.  Tint, Tone, and Shade: Strengthening Beginning Painters’ Understanding of Color Mixing

August 18, 2017. Real Bugs- A Closer Look at Invertebrate & Translating their Art on Paper

September 16, 2017. STEAM up your Classroom: Fabric Marbling

September 23, 2017. Cultivating a Sense of Place Through Art

September 30, 2017.  Plein Air Painting & Drawing

October 21, 2017.  Book Arts: Accordion Structures

Each workshop includes:

  • Instruction from professional artists and educators highly regarded in their field.
  • All tools and materials.
  • Studio assistants.
  • Flash drive with information regarding your workshop.
  • Some meals (please see our Sample Itinerary for details).



CTLE certification provided by the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA). NYSATA is an approved CTLE Sponsor pursuant to Subpart 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Creative Classroom workshops are eligible for CTLE credit through partnership with NYSATA. 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.

What is CTLE? What happened to Professional Development Credits?

Effective July 1, 2016, Professional Development was replaced by Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirements. If you are currently in the middle of a Professional Development period, that period expired on June 30, 2016. Your CTLE period will begin when you Register.

Information regarding Registration and CTLE can be found at:




1. “New Beginnings”

Learn new creative art techniques that you may never had previously experienced. Translate that experience into your classroom inspiring your students to have new beginnings as well!

2. “Cross-Collaborative Classrooms”
Share classroom values, ideals and lesson plans in round-circle discussions, studio projects and critique sessions. Discuss ways to collaborate with other departments within your own institution.

3. “Take a Deep Breath”
Expand professional networks and strengthen artistic expression in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains away from the traditional institutional/educational conference atmosphere.



Professional Development for Educators     Intensive workshops designed for all disciplines


8:30 am


Orientation reception, Creative Classrooms Project preview and tour of BluSeed Studios facilities. Continental breakfast will be provided.
9 am to 4 pm


Studio Workshop.

12:00 pm Working Lunch**










Wrap-up critique with BluSeed Studios Artistic Director, Carol Vossler.

Workshop completion requirements and hand-outs.

Participant NYSATA Feedback Form through QR code provided.

Receive CTLE credit Certificate provided by NYSATA.

Receive flash drive with workshop information and media.



The BluSeed Creative Classrooms Project was created to provide an alternative educational getaway with intent on a “no pressure” environment. BluSeed Studios appreciates feedback and welcomes suggestions on how we can make this new program even better.


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Upcoming Events

Sat 20

We’re hiring!

January 10 - January 23
Mon 22

Seeds and Shoots afterschool art class

January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 22

Advanced Beginner Winter Pottery Class

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 23

Sprouts afterschool art class

January 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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