Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (registration opens at 3:30)
Explore vibrant art quilts from the exhibit Earth Stories, delve into Erie’s unique duck decoys, a 100-year old tradition, and learn how Erie’s folk artists are sustaining their folk art today. All PreK – 12 teachers are welcome for an evening of hands-on workshops where they connect art and culture to their curriculum and meet other great teachers! 3-1/2 Act 48 hours awarded.
Special guest will be exhibiting artist Susan Shie, a quilter and illustrator from Wooster, OH. She has been awarded fellowships from the NEA and the OH Arts Council, exhibited internationally, and was awarded the 2008 Teacher of the Year from Professional Quilter Magazine.
Shie will offer a special workshop, Sassy Drawing 101 during Cabin Fever. She writes, “Learning to draw is like learning to float in water: You have to learn to trust, and then you find out you could have done it all along, had you let go. Most of us think we can’t draw, so we don’t try, but you drew as a child, and you can pick up where you left off. I teach by example and by taking away all the rules. I hope that the skills and confidence you gain in this class will help you in expressing yourself, as well as in enjoying drawing for its own sake. We are all brilliant artists, AND art heals us. We can’t lose!”
Teachers can choose Shie’s workshop or other activities that allow exploration and discussion in various exhibits with truly stunning ceramics, art quilts and more!
Everyone will gather for an African fashion show and a lively lecture by Shie about her influences and artist processes.