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Registration is open for 2020 Online Workshops

Learn new techniques for bringing your visual or performing art curriculum to the virtual classroom environment. 

2020 Online Workshops

Breakfast Club: Art Teachers Going Virtual

Dates: 6 sessions (Tu, Th & Fr): 
7/21, 7/23, 7/24, 7/28, 7/30, 7/31

Times: Tu & Fr – 10-11:30am; 
               Th 2-3:30pm

Ready or not, like it or not, distance learning has come to education in the creative arts. If you are a visual arts, writing, or performing arts teacher who could use some intensive mentoring before going back to school this fall, the Breakfast Club will give it to you. Over a period of two weeks, you will build confidence working with other creatives in a simplified distance learning environment. Expect to translate the best of your knowledge into problem-based learning activities you can take online. We will work hard (after breakfast) and have fun with adult peers. Share challenges and creative solutions. Expect to use Zoom and other free online tools together for Club activities.

Skill level: Designed for teachers of visual and performing arts, and artists who want to teach
Tuition: $375
Materials List: Coming Soon
Enrollment limited to 10 students

Faculty: Meri Walker

Meri Aaron Walker 

In addition to her 40-year photography and printmaking practice, Meri Walker has 20 years of experience facilitating virtual teams, teaching teachers, and coaching coaches and consultants in the best ways to develop and nurture trust and respect using virtual meeting tools. For the last five years, Meri has been both a popular teacher of adults in Idyllwild Arts Summer Programs and an active mobile art coach using Zoom to work with her private students. She has an MA in Communication from the University of Texas, Austin, where she also taught photography. She has extensive experience facilitating online groups and using problem-based learning strategies with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.


What You Will Need:

  • Good internet connection 
  • Computer
  • Make sure your device is charged before class begins
  • Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I & II Ebooks

If you have never used Zoom, here is a quick tutorial: Zoom tutorial video link.

You will be required to bring additional materials to your workshop.

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