As I mentioned in an earlier post, last Thursday, I did a workshop for the Joan Oates Institute. The medium was Mail Art, the message, to encourage the incorporation of art into all areas of learning at all grade levels.
I had ten participants, who taught different grades and/or subjects and even one speech therapist. It was a terrific group.
I guided them through 3 different experiences. After each one, we put the pieces on the board and talked about what they got from doing it and how they'd use it in their classrooms.
I had only 2 hours, so I was moving fast, and they worked steadily. I didn't have time to do much photographing of the pieces on the wall. Grabbed only a few and these give you an idea of what the work looked like.
I brought all my tins full of scraps, as the participants wouldn't have had time to cut anything out.
I brought all of the supplies. I think they were happy to come to a workshop empty handed for a change.
At the end, I gave each of them, a Tiny Town postcard. I asked them to change it up and send me a scan of what they did. This one was left behind for me, but alas, no identification. What fun to see a robot in Tiny Town. I'm sure the residents were amazed but hopefully not terrified.
I was exhausted at the end, and I think the participants had worked up quite a sweat, too. Hopefully, a few will become regular Mail Art makers. At least, I hope they'll use what they learned in their classrooms.