ARTSWeek

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
August 1 - 5
Complete Daily Schedule (all workshops)

Registration underway now! No matter the subject you teach, this is a great opportunity for professional development and to energize your efforts heading back into school in the fall. Teachers are welcome to attend one session or as many throughout the week as their schedule permits. There are no fees for enrolling in any ARTSWeek class; funding for ARTSWeek is provided through a grant from the US Department of Education to the FWISD. It’s not fluff; it’s for real. Teachers will learn new techniques to enable their students for success, connecting core curriculum classes to students’ interests. Contact FWISD Fine Arts for detail: 817-814-2621 or katherine@artscouncilfw.org.

Workshops presented by Imagination Celebration:

• Composer as Creator, Publisher and Educator A fascinating glimpse into the world of music composition and the three roles that the successful composer assumes. Composer/arranger William Owens will share insights and personal experiences regarding the compositional triangle. A winner of multiple ASCAP awards, many of Owens’ compositions have become staples of the young band repertoire.

Monday, August 1 (10:45-12:00 & 1:00-2:15) Presenter: William Owens


• World History Through Masks
Masks have been used throughout history and in every region for a variety of purposes. Examine many of the unique stories and construct a mask to use with students to enrich classroom learning. [Hands on]

Monday, August 1 (9:00 - 12:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• The Story of Quilts
Examine the origin of quilts and how they have been used to translate history. Quilting can tell historical tales, serve as visual references and bring math concepts - including measurement, pattern, repetition, division, and multiple other concepts - to life. Explore various patterns and create your own design to tell your own curriculum story. [Hands on]

Monday, August 1 (1:00 - 4:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett



• How Music Helps to Interpret Places and Emotions
Veteran composer Arturo Rodriguez has a special manner of demonstrating - with piano - his unique creative process and of teaching students to listen for the elements of the music that project emotions and describe places, as example will be his new work “interpreting” the Grand Canyon. Teachers will enjoy this workshop based on this creative process and will learn to help students use music to communicate their own stories and emotions to others.

Tuesday, August 2 (9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00) Presenter: Arturo Rodriguez



• Bringing the Ecology and Geology of the Grand Tetons Home
Environmental Interpreters and leaders from the Artist in Residence Programs of Grand Teton National Park and the National Wildlife Museum will teach all about the majestic Grand Tetons as well as the flora, fauna and peoples surrounding them and the artistic work that has been inspired by this extraordinary American landscape. (Part of Imagination Celebration’s year-long “America the Beautiful: A Celebration of our National Parks".)

Wednesday, August 3 (9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00) Presenter: Jan Lynch


• Exploring Culture in Depth: Africa
Look in depth at the rich cultural heritage of Africa. Examine its resources and explore many traditional crafts, and learn how to bring a culture to life through hands-on activities, musical experiences, samples of food, participation in culture based ceremonies, dance, etc. [Hands on]

Wednesday, August 3 (9:00 - 12:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• International Language of Dance
This workshop, presented by internationally acclaimed African dance and drum masters Titus Fotso(Cameroon) and Malik Sow (Senegal) of the Debbie Allen Dance Institute, will give teachers the opportunity to experience dance and music as an international language to tell stories past and present.

Wednesday, August 3 (9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00) Presenters: Titus Fatso, Malik Sow




• The Portrait, Pen and Paint: Integrating Portraits into the Curriculum
Are you looking for a way to motivate and engage students in the study of biographies and/or historical and literary figures? Portraits are often considered merely a reflection of what a person looks like, when in actuality, they are visual texts that can be read as biographies that communicate significant information about a person's life. Participants in this course learn how to help students unlock the symbolism in portraits, connect biographies with portraiture, use portraits as a point of inquiry for biographical reseach, and synthesize portraits in various mediums to deepen and assess students' understanding. Especially relevant to teachers of 5th grade students who will be attending the George Washington Exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History this fall through Imagination Celebration Fort Worth.

Thursday, August 4 (9:00 - 12:00) Presenters: Melanie Layne


• Finding Treasure Maps in Your Own Neighborhood
Discover ways to link your curriculum content with practical applications for student learning. This workshop will focus on collecting and recording data as well as map skills.

Thursday, August 4 (9:00 - 10:15) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• Time in a (Recyclable) Bottle: Self Portraits
Create a unique self-portrait with skills suitable for any age level. Using recycled materials, participants will construct inddividual works and explore content connections across the curriculum [Hands on].

Thursday, August 4 (10:45 - 12:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• Arts Integration: The Kennedy Center's Approach
Many of the Kennedy Center’s professional development offerings are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration. So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes your participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice.

Thursday, August 4 (1:00 - 4:00) Presenter: Melanie Layne



• Public Displays of Art
Join a panel of FWISD art educators as they describe the successes of and challenges to their participation in a District-wide initiative to create and exhibit art in public places with their students.

Friday, August 5 (9:00 - 10:15) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• Arts Integration: The Kennedy Center's Approach
Many of the Kennedy Center’s professional development offerings are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration. So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes your participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice.

Friday, August 5 (9:00 - 12:00) Presenter: Melanie Layne


• Careers In Art: Show Me the Money!
Examine various resources related to employment in the arts. Explore online information, local contacts and relative data to successfully evaluate this career path. Information covered in this session will show teachers how to approach parents, school personnel, and students to consider the diverse possibilities available in art-based careers.

Friday, August 5 (10:45 - 12:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• The Portrait, Pen and Paint: Integrating Portraits into the Curriculum
Are you looking for a way to motivate and engage students in the study of biographies and/or historical and literary figures? Portraits are often considered merely a reflection of what a person looks like, when in actuality, they are visual texts that can be read as biographies that communicate significant information about a person's life. Participants in this course learn how to help students unlock the symbolism in portraits, connect biographies with portraiture, use portraits as a point of inquiry for biographical reseach, and synthesize portraits in various mediums to deepen and assess students' understanding. Especially relevant to teachers of 5th grade students who will be attending the George Washington Exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History this fall through Imagination Celebration Fort Worth.

Friday, August 5 (1:00 - 4:00) Presenters: Melanie Layne


• Time in a (Recyclable) Bottle: Self Portraits
Create a unique self-portrait with skills suitable for any age level. Using recycled materials, participants will construct inddividual works and explore content connections across the curriculum [Hands on].

Friday, August 5 (1:00 - 2:15) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


• Finding Treasure Maps in Your Own Neighborhood
Discover ways to link your curriculum content with practical applications for student learning. This workshop will focus on collecting and recording data as well as map skills.

Friday, August 5 (2:45 - 4:00) Presenter: Elizabeth Willett


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