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Creative Classrooms Project: Teaching Tolerance with Plein Air

September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

9/29/18: The Perception of Color: Using Plein – Air Painting to Teach Tolerance

Saturday September 29th:The Perception of Color: Using Plein-Air Painting to Teach Tolerance
Presenters: Peter Rossum, Professor of Art at SUNY Plattsburgh www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/art/faculty/russom/
Carol Marie Vossler Artist & Art Integration Specialist
8:30am-2: 30pm: Educators earn 6 CTLE credits! 

Fee: 55. (Bring your own materials)   80.00/materials   (Fees to include art integration handouts/sample lesson plans)

NYSATA members $45.00/ $70.00/materials ( members must call in to register for discount)
 You are welcome to bring your children 7 years or older along however you will need to provide/pay for their materials ($25.00).  

We invite all to come and absorb the landscape as subject matter via Plein Air in the Adirondacks! On Saturday September 29th BluSeed Studios will be offering a professional development day titled: The Perception of Color: Using Plein Air Painting to Teach Tolerance. This workshop will combine the theoretical, observational, and expressive components of color while combining creative Math and Science art integrated lessons as well as the English and Social Sciences.  Art integration specialist Carol Marie Vossler will share curricular mapping examples using core content standards in E/LA, Social Sciences, Math & Science and matching them with core Art standards to answer the essential question “How can changing demographics in our community lead to positive change?”. Vossler states “Art centered learning increases student’s cognitive development, discovery and self-improvement and I am eager to share these concepts with all”!

The professional development workshop objectives are to understand and observe nature holistically while using the changing social-cultural diversity in one’s community as a platform. Professor Peter Russom will use the Adirondack Mountains as a backdrop to develop new ways to see, experience and compose a landscape painting.

You do not have to be an artist or have any painting or drawing experience to participate. The focus is to learn to see nature in a new way and how that can then translate into an artistic composition!  Join for a day of observational drawing/painting with a focus on color. Special liquefying techniques with oil pastels, watercolor and then charcoal will be taught as well. Since this depends on the weather, both still life and photographic sources will be ready indoors.

Creative Classrooms Project is designed for K-12 art but it is open to all who are interested! Educators will earn six CTLE credits! 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.

To register for this one-day workshop click on registration price above or  email admin@bluseedstudios.org or call 518-891-3799.  The workshop times are 8:30am-2: 30pm. We will meet at BluSeed Studios 24 Cedar St. Saranac Lake, class fees are $ 55. if you bring your own materials or 80.00/materials. We are offering a special NYSATA members $45.00/ $70.00/material (NYSATA members will have to call in or email to register). Materials to bring should/or will include: oil pastel and watercolor, watercolor paper and gessoed canvas paper, charcoal, Masonite or wood boards. A continental breakfast and refreshment will be provided but participants must bring their own lunch.

Workshop Leaders:  Peter Russom is a Professor of Art at Plattsburgh State University.  He states, “I work directly from the landscape in my drawings and watercolors; these pieces also function as research material for larger, more complex acrylic paintings. My most recent works are a synthesis of images, forms, and geometric systems suspended in fields of color. The structure and relationship between the various formal elements act on the viewer’s eye and initiate my communication with the viewer.  To learn more about Professor Russom visit: https://web.plattsburgh.edu/academics/art/faculty/russom.php  or his gallery http://www.peterussom.com/#/home

Carol Marie Vossler is the Artistic Director at BluSeed Studios. She is a certified art integration specialist and has been teaching the studio arts at Plattsburgh State University and North Country Community College for eighteen years.

Workshop Schedule:

8:30 am Introductions ( continental breakfast, coffee, tea and juice); 8:45- 9:30 – Demonstration Peter Russom;  9:30-11:30 Plein-Air Painting!; 11:45-12:30 working lunch/discussion on Plein Air Experience/how to use in the classroom; 12:30-1:30 continue working on paintings; 1:30- 2:30 Reflection and discussion on essential question: 

“How can changing demographics in our community lead to positive change?”


September 29, 2018
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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BluSeed Studios
24 Cedar Street
Saranac Lake, 12983 United States
(518) 891-3799


BluSeed Studios
(518) 891-3799


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