Intersections Conference 2016

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Attention Teachers!  Professional Development Opportunity Ahead!

Are you an experienced educator of the fine arts, or do you wonder how to incorporate the arts across your practice?  Are you fascinated by basic elements and principles, or mesmerized by graduate dissertations and artist talks?  Does the new BC curriculum have you shaking in your paint pots or jumping for creative joy?  If you have yet to make plans for the provincial pro-d day in October, then this conference is for YOU!

Jointly organized by the British Columbia Art Teachers Association and the Canadian Society for Education through Art, the Intersections 2016 Conference is being held on campus at the University of Victoria from Thursday evening October 20 to Saturday, October 22, 2016

A very exciting feature of this two-day event is sure to be the keynote presentation by contemporary artist, author and activist, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.  His artistic work resides in galleries and collections around the world, and is on display as large public pieces at universities and airports here in British Columbia.  In addition to writing national bestsellers, Yahgulanaas is an accomplished Haida leader and public speaker in the realms of social justice, community building, and change management.  More information about how the themes of identity, environmentalism, and the human condition have influenced Yahgulanaas’s wide-ranging practice can be found on his website and on YouTube.

The Salish Weave Collection will also be visible at the conference with a session entitled, “Salish Weave Workshop:  Salish Culture, Art and Education and the Salish Weave Collection.”  Coast Salish artists will discuss their work and its place in their community, focusing on how resources like the Salish Weave Collection can support teachers in making community connections in their classrooms.

Other exciting features of this two-day event include a Friday night reception, Saturday sessions and studio tours, and Marketplace booths set up in the MacLauren Building.

Come meet and share your knowledge and experiences with Canada’s most creative artist-educators. REGISTRATION is ongoing.