Tools for Creativity 2011 Fall Conference
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2010 Fall Conference Highlights
Keynote - Margaret Wertheim
Click here to learn more about the Coral Reef Project. You won’t want to miss our keynote speaker, Margaret Wertheim, from The Institute for Figuring* will present immediately after breakfast. Ms. Wertheim’s stunning fiber art embodies the notion of confluence. She will ignite your curiosity, revealing the interrelationship of art, science and mathematics, as well as discussing the role of “play” in discovery, innovation and creativity. * The Institute for Figuring is an organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and the technical arts.
Guest Artist - Ted Stanke
Click here to visit Ted's blog. Ted was born and raised in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The son of an art teacher and an engineer, he was inadvertantly trained to pursue both creative and analytical modes of thinking and in sculpture he struck a balance between the two. Dropping out of college in 1998 allowed Ted to establish connections that led to his becoming the owner of a streetfront gallery in LaCrosse, which in turn led to connections that put him in an MFA program in Delaware 4 years later. Currently, Ted is residing in Brooklyn, plying the New York abundance of artistic opportunities. He will be our guest artist during the Thursday evening gallery tours.
2011 Fall Conference Highlights
2011 Fall Conference -- Tools for Creativity
Conference 2011 October 27-28 in beautiful downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin. What a year to be a teacher in Wisconsin with budget cuts and retirements this 2011 Fall Conference WAEA will provide you with the Tools for Creativity that you will need to meet the challenges in the changing world of education. I have been planning this conference with co-chair Kathy Bareis and it offers the most hands on classes that I have seen at a conference in a long time.
As a conference attendee you will have the opportunity to participate in five sessions per day. I know for myself that I go to conferences to learn new things that I can apply right away. This conference is sure to please. Sessions have been changed from one hour to fifty minute blocks and there are no sessions that will be longer. This change will give everyone an opportunity to participate in even more thing. Kathy and I also decided to get more bang for your buck that we would have two lunch sections that will be also a lunch and learn. During lunch representatives from the companies we love will tell everyone about their new and interesting products that they will be featuring at the conference. Lunch will be on site and part of the conference fee, so you do not only get excellent session you will also get lunch each day of the conference
Oh I could go on and on about the reasons to come to this conference. TREK will be giving a presentation on Friday that will be I am sure amazing. At this conference there will be so many different things to mosaics, encaustics, printmaking, a sculpture tour, clay projects, Hmong dance and culture, technology, Web 2.0 the list goes on and on. Please join the fun.
LOWE’S is added as a huge sponsor. LOWE’S Home Improvement store will be sponsoring tools for creativity. We would like each teacher to use their creativity to shop at Lowe’s and create a lesson that uses supplies from Lowe’s. Please bring your project and the receipt that shows you purchased the supplies at Lowe’s and you will be in the running for a $100 gift card to Lowe’s conference attendees will vote for their favorite idea!
This is sure to be a great conference.
10 reasons to come to the 2011 WAEA Conference Tools for Creativity:10. Lots of fabulous sessions and workshops to choose from.
9. A great selection of vendors with new products and projects.
8. A local art crawl down Barstow Street featuring the WAEA Membership Show.
7. Convenient downtown location for nearly everything!
6. A chance to share that fantastic project you developed this year with lots of other teachers (sign up to present).
5. Door prizes that will spark creativity.
4. Location is everything; sit in a velvet covered seat at the beautiful State Regional Arts Center Theatre.
3. Diversely talented and fabulous keynote speakers (TBA).
2. Time to focus on yourself and your creative needs.
…and the No.1 reason
A chance to “get your CREATIVE going” with folks just like you!
Your 2011 Conference Chairs
Kathryn Rulien-Bareis and Jen Sweeney
Save the Date
The Wisconsin Art Education Association 61st Annual Fall Conference
TOOLS FOR CREATIVITY
October 27 and 28, 2011
The State Regional Arts Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin