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DSS LIVE! Workshop 2017

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JOIN US FOR THE 2017 SUMMER ART WORKSHOP!

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This 2-day, art-filled event is held at the beautiful UCSB campus in Goleta, California. Learn how to TEACH ART TO CHILDREN through art-making lead by Patty Palmer, founder of Deep Space Sparkle.

We strive to create a weekend that is filled with successful strategies and tips on teaching children to draw, paint and explore their creative souls.

THIS EVENT IS FOR:

  • Art teachers who needs a creative boost (and PD hours!)
  • Classroom teachers who want to create more standards-based art in the classroom
  • Studio owners looking for projects that can satisfy an artsy crew
  • Art Docents
  • School districts looking for relevant art training for their staff
  • Home educators

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Join us for our LIVE Summer Art Workshop!


This is not your ordinary teacher development event; be prepare for an inspiring, creative weekend filled with colorful collages, painted paper, drawing techniques, watercolor play, art activities, food, laughter and friendships.


YOU do what we love...inspire children.
Now, let us inspire you.

L E A R N   H O W   T O :
- Engage children with classroom management strategies so that your time is spent teaching art not battling behavior issues
-  Teach kid-friendly watercolor & painting techniques so that each child feels successful.
- Teach drawing strategies that are age-appropriate and builds year to year
-  Integrate STEAM projects that challenge students to think and create
- Build your art program with lessons that promote curiosity, creativity and skills.

Take a look at last year's workshop: CLICK HERE 

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MEET THE SPECIAL PRESENTERS AND TEACHERS!

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Rachelle Doorley is passionate about creating spaces & opportunities for children to become little makers. She will share her best teaching tips and strategies for creating experiment based projects that encourage children to think for themselves and problem solve. She is the author of Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors and the blog, Tinkerlab.

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MEET Sally Haughey, the founder Of Fairy Dust Teaching, a company committed to the growth and empowerment of teachers.  Through teaching cutting edge teaching strategies and transformational techniques, Sally helps teachers overcome barriers and  overwhelming the art room.

After 20 years of successfully teaching in various school settings (church, private, federal, poverty, urban, suburban and wealth), she has committed herself on what she loves most:  Empowering and Inspiring Teachers! 

Sally will help you transform your student's behavior in your art room by teaching you strategies to engage, inspire and create wonder.


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Meet Gina Lee Kim, Watercolorist and Mixed-media Instructor.

Gina is a self-taught artist with a biology and nursing background. Her paintings are all about color and texture found in the natural world. She will teach you how to take the fear out of watercolor and incorporate mixed-media with no advanced drawing skills required. Her vision is to make art that’s joyful and welcoming, accessible and attainable.

Gina will walk you through how to paint an exquisite painting filled with art techniques that you can teach your students. You are going to love her! Visit her blog HERE.

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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $297 (includes meals, supplies, lesson plans)

REGULAR: $347


Need a Letter of Support for your administration? DOWNLOAD LETTER HERE

Need a PDF that covers the details of the event? DOWNLOAD INFORMATION GUIDE HERE


DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD TO SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH - 2017

Friday's Schedule

12-1pm: Registration

1-1:30pm: Welcome & Speaker Introduction

1:30-2:15pm: Engaging Young Children through Transitions and Understanding Behavior- Sally Haughey Fowler Fairy Dust Teaching

2:15-3:30pm: Art Session #1 Art-Focused STEAM Activities for Grade School (Lesson details released soon!)- Rachelle Doorley

3:45-5pm: Art Session #2 Create a Multi-Layer Mixed-Medium Project that you can teach to grades K-6 (Over & Under Science Unit) - Patty Palmer

5-6pm: Happy Hour California Style! Enjoy a glass or wine, beer or cool refreshments as you mingle with the presenters and participants. 

6pm-8pm:  Dinner on Terrace. UCSB cooks up a great Fiesta Bar-B-Q...tri-tip, chicken, vegetarian options, salads and of course, their famous brownies!

 

Saturday's Schedule 

8am: Coffee/Tea, fruit, bagels & muffins

8:30-8:45am: Welcome to Day Two

8:45-10am: Art Session #3 Learn how To Paint (& Teach) Beautiful Watercolor Techniques to Children (Lesson details released soon!) - Gina Lee Kim

10:15-11:00 am: Art Session #4 How to Teach both a Guided Drawing and an Observation Drawing to Grades K-6. Draw along with us as we go through the best practices for each grade- Multiple Teachers

11:10-12:30pm: Art Session #5 Robot Form-Based Mix-Media Project- Calling all Builders! Create robots from cardboard shapes and recycled materials - Patty Palmer

12:30-1:15pm: Boxed Lunch

1:30-2:45pm: Art Session #6 Fiber Arts Project- Project details to be announced.

3:00-4:00: Art Session #7 Assessments, Rubrics and Standards- Strategies and ideas to turn a chore into a fun activity!- Marisa Gebert- Team Deep Space Sparkle

4:15-5:00 pm: Q & A Panel with all guest teachers


LOCATION: UCSB CORWIN PAVILION Santa Barbara, CA


ACCOMMODATIONS: 

Dorm-style rooms at student pricing will be available on a first-come, first served basis. 

HOUSING: UCSB offers dorm-style housing at a ridiculously low rate. Rooms are basic but they include all your meals. These rooms tend to go very fast as there are only 30 available. To book your room, CLICK HERE.

NOTE: Rooms are not included in the registration fee.


WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE:

  • Art supplies for every projects (paper, paint, clay, pastels, etc)
  • Lesson plans & handouts
  • FREE access to our one-day online workshop event (scheduled for October)
  • A Deep Space Sparkle 2017 Summer Workshop apron
  • A SWAG bag filled with goodies
  • Snacks on Friday & Saturday afternoon 
  • Happy hour appies & fiesta-style dinner on Friday night (plus wine & beer!)
  • Light breakfast of bagels, fruit, coffee & tea Saturday morning
  • Boxed lunch and beverage for Saturday 
  • Support & encouragement from teachers devoted to sharing art with everyone

WHAT TO EXPECT

It is my personal mission to find effective yet fun ways for adults to learn how to teach art to kids. You’ll have lots of space to work on art projects, great food to keep up your creative energy and art projects that you can bring back to your classroom or home learning environment.

If you are coming solo to this event, feel confident that you will be among giving, sharing folks who will embrace you. I designed the event so that no one creates alone. Instead, table groups allow for collaboration and support.

Our Welcome Happy Hour and dinner on Friday night allows us to get to know one another and meet new friends.


PD HOURS

Workshop Friday 1-8, Saturday 9-5  15 PD HOURS

Sparkler Event + Workshop  PD HOURS 19 HOURS


WHAT TO BRING

– Paint brushes: 1 medium round, 1 small round, 1 large flat or round

– Scissors (if you are flying to the event, we will have scissors for you)

– Notepad and pen for taking notes

– Camera to capture pictures of the wonderful art

– Comfortable shoes to walk from the parking structure to the event center

– Sunscreen, sunglasses or hat to wear while dining el fresco. The sun is bright in Santa Barbara

– Your creative spirit and willingness to learn

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to teach art to kids. You might be a classroom teacher wishing to incorporate art into your classroom, an art teacher looking for new techniques and project ideas, a home educator in charge of your art group or a parent wishing to teach a summer camp or art in a studio space. Whatever the case, it is not necessary to be an artist! We will teach you how.

CAN I GET PD HOURS? CAN I PAY THROUGH A PURCHASE ORDER?

Although Deep Space Sparkle is not affiliated with any institute of higher learning, we offer a certificate for every participant to include 15 hours of teacher development.
There is no extra fee associated with PD hours.

PURCHASE ORDER PAYMENTS ARE AVAILABLE
You can request an invoice or purchase order by clicking the purchase order option under payment after you place the product in the cart.