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Salvation Army Summer Camp

During the summer of 2013, I was the Art Councilor for the Indiana PA Salvation Army Summer Camp. I taught art lessons that related to different famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Claude Monet, and Leonardo Da Vinci. In addition to that, I helped lead different groups and helped with transportation to major […]

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Presentation @ 2014 NAEA Convention: San Diego

IUP’s Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association was accepted to present at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego. I was one of the members to be a part of the educators board at the session. Here is the excerpt from the NAEA Convention Schedule that describes our session… 10:00 – 10:50 Student Chapter […]

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Bright Ideas Workshop 2014

In the Spring of 2014, I helped to head the NAEA sponsored event: Bright Ideas: Roots and Wings. Indiana University of Pennsylvania NAEA students collaborated with the IUP Museum to design a lesson/studio that focused around their current exhibition. This time, students (grades 3-5th) created an environment found in nature with mixed media based off […]

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“Self-E” Unit Lesson Plan

During my student teaching placement at Hempfield Area School District’s high school in the Fall of 2014, I was granted the opportunity to design a unit around the theme of “selfies”. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art mentioned that they were going to have a juried student exhibition in November with the theme of selfies […]

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Norwin Plastic Workshops

  Members of One Island have visited the Norwin School District multiple times for plastic workshops. Four of our members were alumni of the district so it made setting up workshops very easy. The school was very interested in what we were doing with plastic. I visited during their March Arts Month as well as during Spring Break […]

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Salvation Army Supper Club

Every Tuesday night, the Salvation Army held a “Supper Club” where students would be able to come, have dinner, and get to have two lessons – one in art and one in either math or english. They would also have a tutoring time where adults would aide them in their weekly homework. The age of […]

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Raystown Chalk on the Walk

Chalk on the Walk is run by NAEA members and in partnership with the United States Army Corps. of Engineers. This public chalk drawing contest is held every summer and focuses on the theme of water safety at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County. We have local judges come to rank the drawings and cash prizes are handed to the winners. […]

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K.A.R.A.T. Charter School Workshop

  NAEA collaborated with One Island to travel to Greensburg’s K.A.R.A.T. School of Learning every other Friday for art lessons in 2012. KARAT School of Learning is a charter school that focuses on kinesthetic approaches to learning. We were asked to come in as visiting artist educators and teach the students about the importance of installation art […]

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Plastic Sculpture Installation in Freeport, Bahamas

In the summer of 2012, I was enrolled in a study abroad program where we collected plastic off of the local beaches and created a sculpture out of it that is now being exhibited in the UNEXSO Diving Museum.

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Plastic Art Workshop in the Bahamas

During my study abroad program in Freeport, Bahamas, we held a workshop to the locals on how to create artwork out of Plastic. Most of the plastic was actually found and recycled off of the beaches.

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NAEA Conference in New York City

My very first time at the National Art Education Association Conference.

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IUP Chalk on the Walk

National Art Education Association hosts this event in the spring. We run a contest in the Oak Grove where students can engage in chalk drawings in order to win prizes.

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Plastic Workshop Fall 2012

An One Island Organization event that taught students how to recycle plastics by making art out of it.

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Bright Ideas 2011

A National Art Education Association event that is held at least once a semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. We take students to the campus museum and give them an art lesson based off of the art in the museum at the time.

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