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  • Ken Rohrer
    Register Today for the Artist/Teacher Institute Intersession in Northern or Southern NJ! [See attachments] Co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 2010
    Register Today for the Artist/Teacher Institute Intersession in Northern or Southern NJ! [See attachments]

    Co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Arts Horizons and now in its 35th season, The Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi) provides classroom teachers, administrators, students and artists with in-depth, hands-on experiences in a variety of art forms that encourage professional growth and discovery. By expanding their creativity, participants learn new skills to integrate arts into their curriculum and professional practice while connecting with a community of peers.

    To register, email Michele Renaud at michele@... or call 201-567-1766 x114.

    Saturday, March 13, 2010
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    William Paterson University
    Power Arts Center, Wayne, NJ

    Registration Fees
    $35 aTi alumni (includes lunch)
    $45 all others (includes lunch)
    Earn 6 NJ PD hours at no cost

    Select from one of the Following Workshops

    Printmaking
    Instructor Eileen Foti
    Learn simple, low-tech printmaking techniques for use with and without a press to create innovative and sophisticated prints. Methods can be used in K-12 classrooms. Explore collagraphy, monotype, embossing, relief methods, and chine colle. Use polyester plate lithography to combine handmade marks with laser printer or copy machine images. Add $8 for material fee.

    Memoir
    Instructor Cat Doty
    Learn to write powerful prose about actual experience. Through guided reflection and writing exercises, find the personal stories - whether long-ago or more recent - that you yearn to tell. You'll learn elements of literary craft including showing vs. telling, sensory detail, structure and voice.

    Oil Painting
    Instructor Kit Sailer
    See the world through the eyes of an artist in this workshop designed for all levels to develop skills and unleash creativity. Learn the basics of color mixing, brush techniques, development of form and composition. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own reference materials/photos to work from. Add $8 for material fee.

    Acting/Improv
    Instructor Dominique Cieri
    If you want to act or just be a better teacher in front of the class, learn games to help with storytelling and writing through this low-pressure class. Discover the applications of comedy of drama in the classroom by learning theatre games, beginning improvisation and script work.

    Paper Engineering
    Instructor Scott Furman
    Participants will explore the traditional method of constructing basic shapes such as equilateral triangles, hexagons and octagons using a compass and straight edge. Pre-cut shapes will be used as building blocks for constructing geometric solids, for creative activities such as collage, or as templates for a variety of artistic mediums. Add $8 for material fee.

    The Art of Playing Together
    Instructor Hector Morales
    This hands-on workshop introduces participants to percussion from around the world while exploring areas of music such as composition, instrument building, ensemble playing, musical traditions, and technology. Through teamwork, participants will increase their knowledge and appreciation of a variety of international musical traditions and cultures.

    Saturday, March 20, 2010
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

    Registration Fees
    $35 aTi alumni (includes lunch)
    $45 all others (includes lunch)
    Earn 6 NJ PD hours at no cost

    Select from one of the Following Workshops

    Glass Painting
    Instructor Kenneth Leap
    This workshop will explore the art of mixing, applying and firing, glass-based paints, enamels and stains. While the primary focus of the class will be painting on the two-dimensional surface as it relates to stained glass, students will also learn fusing and engraving techniques which can be adapted to glass tile making, jewelry and mosaic projects. Prior glass experience is not required. Add $8 for material fee.

    Poetry
    Instructor Peter Murphy
    Using a variety of contemporary poems as models and inspiration, participants will trigger the imagination and strengthen language skills to compose drafts of original poems that are meaningful, satisfying and "true". Learn strategies for developing, interpreting and revising poems that bring the creative writing process to life for all students.

    Book Arts
    Instructor Mary Phelan
    Discover the power of working with the book as a creative medium by developing relationships between book structure, writing and imagery. Expand your concepts and the boundaries of the traditional book. Create a traditional or experimental book structure while producing models for your own use or for classroom teaching activities. Add $8 for material fee.

    Collage
    Instructor Barbara Bullock
    Explore the possibilities in this art form by creating texture, layering colors and working with various mixed media on virtually any surface. Using original and borrowed imagery, participants will create 2 and 3-dimensional collages limited only by the imagination. Learn how to use collage as a means to explore any subject matter through words and pictures. Add $8 for material fee.

    Memoir
    Instructor Anndee Hochman
    Learn to write powerful prose about actual experience. Through guided reflection and writing exercises, find the personal stories - whether long-ago or more recent - that you yearn to tell. You'll learn elements of literary craft including showing vs. telling, sensory detail, structure and voice.

    The Language of Music
    Instructor Josh Robinson
    Participants will create and compose rhythms and short songs using words based on a "say it-play it" technique. Body percussion and movement will also be incorporated. Learn the skills necessary to play in an ensemble and develop tools such as focused listening and conducting.

    To register, email Michele Renaud at michele@... or call 201-567-1766 x114.

    Workshops must have a minimum enrollment of 6 students. If enrollment for your workshop is not met, you will be notified 2 weeks prior to the start of your workshop. You can choose another workshop or we will happily refund your registration fee.
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