The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DIAE) will conduct a Visual Arts professional development workshop for Educators on July 13, 2016 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Richardson Park Elementary School, 16 Idella Ave, Wilmington, DE 19804. The workshop will be led by DIAE teaching artist Nanci Hersh and will focus on her art work and creative process, how she connects personally to her work and how her process can be used to help students connect to their own works of art. Thanks to a Grant from the Delaware Teacher Center, the workshop is FREE for all Delaware Teachers. Also, you will receive 6 credit hours towards recertification.
Workshop Description. Printmaking, handmade paper, book arts and collage offer exciting opportunities to find joy in the process of learning, collaboration and critical thinking as students discover new ways of seeing themselves and learning about the world around them. During the workshop, teachers will explore printmaking and its extensive history of images, symbols and stories, and how it can be brought into the classroom with a variety of low tech methods and low cost materials. Teachers will experience how print methods can provide opportunities for collaboration and experimentation, employ various tools and materials to create textures and patterns, and discover a personal connection to their art work.
Bio. Nanci Hersh has been a professional artist and teaching artist for over 20 years. In essence, she is a storyteller. Stories of events, as well as objects, flow in and out of her paintings, drawings and sculptures. She uses her art to hold parts of life, finding the threads that entwine our experiences to examine identity, create meaning and build community. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including “The Demoiselles Revisited” at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, “As She Sees It: 8 Artists” at the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ and the 43rd Annual National Print Exhibition at the Hunterdon Museum in NJ with her print selected for the invitation. Nanci has received numerous honors including three Purchase Awards from the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Hawaii, a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, PPA, Project Stream Grant and a Leeway Art & Change Grant ’10.
Contact Libby Quartullo/DIAE 610 517 4263 – cell.