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Real Bugs- A Closer Look at Invertebrate & Translating their Art on Paper
With instructors Mary Hall, Education Director Utica Zoo and Carol Vossler, BluSeed Artistic Director
Invertebrates make up 97% of all animal species on our Earth and are the original recyclers and natural artists! Come to BluSeed Studios this summer and explore the hidden world of these fascinating creatures while creating your own version of invertebrate art. You will learn new techniques and gain valuable insight on how to use invertebrate study in your classroom as the perfect collaboration between science and art. To start out the day, an educator from the Utica Zoo will introduce you to a selection of invertebrates and explain their vital role in the ecosystem. Then it is out to the beautiful Adirondack forests to search for these natural artists and gather materials and inspiration for your own art.
Back at BluSeed Studios, you will create art using stencils and pulp from recycled materials. Participants will make paper, Students of this workshop will be involved in the exploration of papermaking, past and present, spanning 2000 years of the convergence of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. They will use pulp printing, where they will be able to stencil insect photographs onto freshly formed sheets of paper.
This can and will be ADAPTED to any grade level (K-12) allowing any Content educator to participate! Let the instructor Carol know your content area and she will develop a lesson plan that you may chose to use in your school.
Experience Art Integration and how you and your students can benefit from this Professional Development Day.
Date: Friday August 18, 9am-5pm
$150 (includes all materials, continental breakfast, after workshop celebration)
This workshop is part of the BluSeed Studios’ Creative Classrooms Project, Professional Development for Educators. These workshops are also open to anyone who has interest.
REGISTRATION: Participation is limited to 15 people per workshop. Register by purchasing a ‘ticket’ below. Contact us for more information at (518) 891-3799.
***CTLE Credit is available through NYSATA. www.nysata.org