Tuesday, January 8, 2013

List-It Tuesday: What's New?

I've been absent from List-It Tuesday for a while! This week the topic meshes so well with my wanting to share the exciting things coming up for me in this new year.


Just a quickly written list...here are the details.

Learning: I signed up for a one-day professional development workshop at the Eric Carle Museum, and I really hope it runs, as they haven't met minimum enrollment yet. It's called Beyond Books: Art Inspired by Eric Carle, and we'll be painting lots of stuff, which sounds good to me. I also signed up for a six-week continuing ed class at the Rhode Island School of Design--Embroidery + Embellishment. I haven't even attempted a night class since having kids. Providence is a 45-minute drive, the class itself is three hours long...but the draw of being in a class where embroidery is considered a valid fine art medium is just too good to pass up. And finally, I'm in Diane's e-book course. It's just a thing I've been thinking about for so long I decided it's time to find out a little more.

Teaching: I'm leading two classes at our winter session of co-op, which is slightly shorter than fall and spring. My printmaking workshop is full (full!) with a dozen kids, and I'm excited and also a little wary, truth be told. I've planned a possibly ambitious schedule of process-based exploration. I hope we can fit it all in without destroying the room. I'm also teaching a class on vertebrate classification--early elementary, so pretty basic, but I've gathered some good stuff together. (I don't use curriculum, generally. I'm a gather-and-be-flexible kind of instructor.)

Sharing: I began the new year at my other blog with a three-part series (one, two, three) on the importance of process over product art for kids, but it's just as relevant to adults, too. I'm pretty passionate on this topic, actually. I also hope to share the details of the five-part printmaking workshop as well as the adorable little animal classification booklet I put together for the co-op class, once I figure out how wordpress hosts documents.

More lists can be found over at Artsyville here! What's new with you?

14 comments:

Lori said...

love your mind mappy list and your focus areas! :)

Lynn Fisher said...

Yes, I was just going to say how like a mind map this is...awesome...and I'm jealous you get to go the Rhode Island School of Design! Have a wonderful time in your classes! : )
Lynn

Em said...

I think The Dinner Table Party by Judy Chicago settled the idea of women's arts! And yet so many places don't seem to see it. Frustrating.

I'm very glad you get to take a wonderful class at Rhode Island School of Design. That sounds wonderful! Soooo wonderful!

storybeader said...

I love taking classes, especially online, since there's not too much going on in my town. Hope you enjoy your winter session classes! {:-Deb

Phoenix Peacock said...

fantastic mapping. It certainly seems like there is a lot of positivity mixed in with all the new :)

Gallery Juana said...

joining list it tuesdays.

the eric carle class sounds great - hope it gets more sign ups. I"ll be taking an online course through cousera.org. The courses are free:) I wish I lived near a musuem like you.

Congrats on your printmaking teaching course being full!

Tricia said...

Your classes sound amazing! What a great start to the year. :)

Donna Lee said...

Teaching kids is fun and so challenging. I have a feeling you'll be great at it.

And a class in embroidery? That sounds like fun for YOU. (ok and me too).

Karen Isaacson said...

awesome that you are doing things for yourself! May that be a positive trend for 2013.

Michelle said...

Yay! Good for you!

I just saw she has an ebook version of the ebook course...hmm...might have to add something to my own list now...

Bells said...

you've got a full class! That is fantastic!

Textile Recycler said...

Every single thing on your list speaks to me... learning, teaching kids, taking classes, RISD (!) I so wish I was you right now. Enjoy every bit of it.... and of course, share as you go along :)

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Lise said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog today--I'm so excited about Lucy's project, and it's great to have someone to tell who gets it! :-)

I'm sorry your class was canceled. I did a double take when I saw you were headed there, wondering if you live right near me (now I see RI)--I'm 20 minutes from the museum and often take workshops there! :-)