Letter for School Administrators
2013 Convention Schedule
Friday Keynote - Olivia Gude - Evocative and Provocative Pedagogy: Bricolage Curriculum - Imagine a form of art education that is itself a new art form in which sites of school or community-based art education are collaborative art projects, ongoing experiments in relational aesthetics and social practice artmaking. Create a comprehensive curriculum (defined as “so large in scope as to include much”). Create an hybrid bricolage curriculum that mirrors the fluidity, complexities, uncertainties and possibilities of contemporary life.
Saturday Keynote - Jessica Balsley - “The Empowered Art Teacher” - Discover the 5 Keys to Empowerment that art teachers need to master for success and create a bag of tricks. Ideas like professionalism, advocacy, and building a PLN (professional learning network) will be discussed. Learn to re-set your motivation and mindset regardless of the struggles that your face on a daily basis. These are easy things you can do in order to get the credit you deserve as a professional art educator.
Sunday Keynote - Jesús Moroles- Jesús Moroles lives and works in Texas, at his studio in Rockport. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1978 and apprenticed under Luis Jiménez for one year immediately after his graduation. Critical recognition for Moroles came quickly. Moroles has received significant national attention with his inclusion in the landmark exhibition, “Contemporary Hispanic Art in the United States,” which was shown at major American museums. His largest scale single work is the “Houston Police Officers Memorial,” dedicated in November 1992. Moroles has more than 2,000 works in place in China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States, in museum, corporate, public and private collections. His most recent distinguished awards include the recipient of the Three Dimensional Texas State Artist Award 2011, the recipient of the 2007 Award for Visual Arts by the Texas Medal of Arts Awards Committee and also recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Arts.