Workshop Descriptions

How to Teach Art Like an Art Teacher... or Fake it Even if You Think You Can't

Sessions 3 & 5: Grades K–2

Have you ever said "I can't even draw a stick figure"? Then, chances are, you and your students are missing out on some FUN, engaging, arts-based learning experiences in your elementary classroom. Coloring pages don't cut it! Come on in and let me show you how three small steps will change your students' art from blah to brilliant. This is a hands-on workshop and we will experiment with a variety of studio materials. You will also leave with practical arts-integrated lesson ideas that are aligned with the Utah Core Standards. NOTE: Workshop 1 and 2 will overlap in content quite a bit so I would suggest only attending one or the other- not both.

How to Teach Art Like an Art Teacher... or Fake it Even if You Think You Can't

Session 4: Grades 3–6

Have you ever said "I can't even draw a stick figure"? Then, chances are, you and your students are missing out on some FUN, engaging, arts-based learning experiences in your elementary classroom. Coloring pages don't cut it! Come on in and let me show you how three small steps will change your students' art from blah to brilliant. This is a hands-on workshop and we will experiment with a variety of studio materials. You will also leave with practical arts-integrated lesson ideas that are aligned with the Utah Core Standards. NOTE: Workshop 1 and 2 will overlap in content quite a bit so I would suggest only attending one or the other- not both.

Christine Palmer

Christine Palmer has been creating art as long as she can remember with whatever she can get her hands on. Her current passion is restoring vintage pieces of furniture into funky works of art. It is her creative idea of recycling. From pottery to painting, her art has been displayed and sold nationwide. Christine has taught art at all grade levels from kindergarten through university and professes that each and every age level is her absolute favorite. She still finds it hard to believe that you can get paid for having so much fun. Christine received her BA and MA in art education from Brigham Young University and is currently part of the art education faculty at BYU and is a professional development partner for the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP).