The Alabama Arts Alliance is proud to partner with the Johnson Center for the Arts
Professional learning for Teachers Grades K-12
Thursday & Friday, July 12 & 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
with a special Exhibition Celebration on
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM
Cost: $150 (Early Bird until June 15: $125)
Special pricing for teachers in Pike County and Troy City: $25
Pike County and Troy City teachers: You may also receive a stipend from your school district, based upon attendance.
Lunch is provided both days
Earn up to 12 STIPD credits
Special conference rates with Best Western 334.566.1585
Questions? Call 334.670.2287
Houses, Homes and Hives
With Guest Artist Presenters
Nancy Mims Hartsfield and Bud Harris
Visual Art and Media Arts
Natural & Physical Science, Math,
Social Studies, Character Education
Using Shape, Form and Design to Understand and Create Community Structures
The Cultural Arts Studio
301 East Walnut Street
Troy, AL 36081
In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the physical nature of structures that humans and other animals (especially bees) create to house, protect, and nourish one another. We will examine the beauty of those structures and create some for ourselves that we can take back for teaching to our students.
With an added component of character education, we will look at the nature of community, and how planning and construction affect the nature of collaboration. Using concepts of cooperation and “hive mentality” we will participate in exercises that will help you lead your classroom to new levels of care and cooperation between students.
The wonderful exhibiting artists, Nancy Mims Hartsfield and Bud Harris, will afford us the unique opportunity to create our own encaustic paintings out of beeswax and resin. This amazing and ancient process that dates back to 1st Century Egypt is special to ArtBridges this year, and will combine history and science with pure artistic expression.
Math Teachers: Explore the beauty of Geometry and Symmetry and take back tools for your classroom.
Art Teachers: Hands-on Lessons will send you off with new ideas (and materials!!) for your classroom.
Social Studies Teachers: Look at Alabama history and other historical content with an eye toward the nature of civilization. Learn to incorporate hands-on lessons into your teaching.
Science Teachers: Go further in depth with natural and physical science, learning about bees, structural elements and materials, and how some insects build community.
Administrators and School Counselors: Look at new ways to encourage cooperation and compassion with both staff and students. Your whole school will benefit by participating with a new perspective.
Generous support for ArtBridges is provided by