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Increasing the Success of Your ART Instruction (Grades 6-12)

Presented by Amy Friedman
Outstanding Art Educator and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Art Educators, Grades 6-12

  • Practical strategies for enhancing art lessons from beginning to end
  • Motivating and engaging art projects designed for grades 6-12
  • Innovative ideas for motivating all students in grades 6-12, including students with different learning styles and with learning disabilities
  • Receive an extensive ART digital resource handbook and access to Amy’s online resources filled with dozens of ready-to-use, step-by-step art lessons

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This exciting NEW seminar is designed for secondary art teachers of all levels of expertise who are interested in strengthening the artistic development of their students in grades 6-12. Are you unsure of how to use your existing curriculum to engage your grades 6-12 art students? Join award-winning teacher and artist, Amy Friedman in this fast-paced seminar. Amy will help you explore classroom-tested strategies for engaging today’s students with widely differing levels of abilities and interests. Her goal is to offer rewarding art education experiences into the lives of as many students as possible. All of the projects presented are classroom proven and exceed the National Art Education Standards. This seminar is designed specifically for art educators who are interested in learning practical ways to boost the motivation, productivity and success of their art students at the secondary level.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Enhance Your Art Program with the Best, New Strategies
    Integrate a variety of practical art lessons and motivating projects into your current program … Exciting ideas that exceed the National Standards in Art Education for the Visual Arts
  2. Differentiate Art Lessons to Meet the Needs of All Students
    Observe classroom-proven art lessons to meet the needs of a diverse student population
  3. Increase Your Students’ Artistic Success
    Use classroom-proven lessons to inspire students to create original works of art
  4. Enhance Your Current Art Program
    Boosts your students’ interest and productivity as well as knowledge of art and innovative ideas
  5. Experience Hands-On Art Lessons
    Practice structured, process-oriented lessons first hand … Leave with detailed, step-by-step lesson plans and student samples
  6. Maximize the Efficiency of Your Art Classroom
    Gain tips and tricks for organizing, displaying and storing both art materials and student art work
  7. Add to Your Excitement and Joy of Teaching Art
    Incorporate new and innovative lessons and art materials to spark your creativity and excitement in teaching
  8. Help Students Develop a Critical Awareness of Their Own Work and That of Others
    Classroom-proven ideas and techniques to help students objectively critique their own artwork as well as that of their classmates
  9. Utilize Inexpensive and Recycled Materials in Your Classroom
    Increase your students’ artistic expression and discover innovative ways to use common, inexpensive or recycled materials to create new works of art
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Art Education Digital Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive an art education digital handbook specifically designed for grades 6-12 and access to Amy’s online resources

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Innovative ideas for enriching your art curriculum
  • How to create art experiences that encourage your students to think and communicate as artists
  • Easily implemented lessons that are creative and engaging to enhance your current curriculum
  • Strategies to teach mixed level visual art class successfully
  • Create an inviting learning environment that supports students’ success, creativity and self esteem
  • Inspire students to take risks in art and create original meaningful pieces of art
  • Develop in all students an appreciation of the art world around them
  • Strategies for meeting and sharing with fellow art educators and artists in your community
  • Easily embed art historical content into your lessons and excite students’ learning
  • Efficient organizational tips for any art room
  • Incorporate current events and concepts of our society while linking art and history
  • Create an open learning environment that allows your students to take risks in art making

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As art educators, we know the value of teaching the arts to our students in grades 6-12. This seminar features a wealth of hands-on experiences and practical knowledge that you will easily be able to incorporate into your everyday teaching. The projects and ideas that I will share with you have been adapted throughout my 25 years of working with secondary students and art. I believe students in grades 6-12 learn and develop immensely when given opportunities to explore their creativity.

Have you ever been challenged by the need to meet the variety of skills and interest levels of your students? While our goal is to keep all students excited, motivated and engaged in learning with innovative art lessons, this isn’t easy. Please join me for an interactive and exciting seminar designed specifically for secondary art teachers as we explore a wealth of ideas and activities that will increase your students’ achievement in art. Discover how we can help all of our art students realize their creative potential and appreciate the creative spirit they possess.

I look forward to sharing this day with you. I know you will find this seminar valuable, motivating and exciting! Come discover how to take your students to the next level of creative thinking and artistic expression.

Amy Friedman

P.S. This seminar is designed to provide practical ideas and engaging solutions that are easily implemented into your art room from start to f inish. Leave with dozens of ideas and access to Amy’s online resources!

Who Should Attend

Art Educators serving Grades 6-12

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive ART digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical, classroom-proven art projects
  • Dozens of visual examples and tips and tricks
  • A wealth of new ideas and projects ready to add to your art curriculum
  • Ready-to-use, easily adaptable lesson plans and student handouts
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their grades 6-12 art programs and increasing students’ artistic success.

Consultation Available
Amy Friedman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own art program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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