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Evenings for Educators

One of the longest-running programs of the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) is the Evening for Educators series. These events are held on average once a month during the academic year at locations across the state of Utah.
Evening for Educators feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunitieis, and free educational materials designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events. 
2014-2015 Schedule for  Evenings for Educators:
*To Preregister for an Evening for Equators, please visit usoe.truenorthlogic.com
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Portrait Party: Exploring Elementary and Secondary Core
Explore portraiture and its greater social contexts thought history! Using out current exhibition Face Off: Portraits by Casey Childs, we will explore portraiture and its connections to the elementary and secondary core. Artist Casey Childs will lead a sketching workshop, allowing educators the opportunity to create portraits of their own!
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Conceptual Art: Venture Underneath the Aesthetics of Art
Venture underneath the aesthetics of art. From graffiti pieces to conceptual sculptures, these works can become points of conversation. Create activities that help students unpack the ideas behind works exploring a variety of social commentaries.
Hosted by UVU Woodbury Museum (Orem)
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
“Designing Begins with Fumbling”: Embracing the process and all the Possibilities!
This in-depth teacher workshop will use the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art collections and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the K-12 classroom. Create hands-on art projects using everyday material and jump start your creativity while discovering meaningful connections.
Hosted by CCSD and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Getting to the Heart of Art: Why Foundations Matter
In any discipline, it is crucial to understand the building blocks that support success. This Evening for Educators will offer a panel discussion and hands-on practice for elementary and secondary educators, artists, and community members at-large who wish to begin or renew their love affair with the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
Hosted by SUU Braithwaite Gallery (Cedar City)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Push and Pull: Ideas of Migration in the Beehive State
UMOCA’s Exhibition Bikuben examines Utah heritage and ideas of migration through the lens of Danish contemporary art. This Evening for Educators will include hands-on workshops and lesson plans that explore how to use art to teach relationships between Utah’s history, geography, and diverse cultural influences.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Experimenting with Observations of Place, Architecture and Art
This fresh contemporary exhibition by artist Kim Schoenstadt will feature three-dimensional wall drawings inspired by the architecture and identity of Provo, Utah. Schoenstadt’s work plays with the intersection of architecture, sculpture, color, line, history and local culture, and design as it relates to STEM and social science core standards.
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Transforming the Everyday Object
Contemporary artists such as Tony Feher and Conrad Bakker, whose works are currently on view at the UMFA, draw inspiration from and transform common objects into innovative and contemplative new experiences. Workshop sessions will provide ideas for using everyday objects as starting points for creative cross-disciplinary projects in the classroom.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945
Nearly 200 works, ranging from fine art objects to good mass-produced for the modern home, reflect Japan’s historical shift toward modernism. The evening will highlight the complex social, cultural, and political tensions that shape and influence a nation’s identity. Workshops will address how these issues can be incorporated into the classroom curricula.
Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm * Notice Date Change*
Meet Dixie State University
The event is held in the DSU Art Department and later, the Sears Museum Art gallery will be open for participants to enjoy the Sears Invitational Art Show. This event takes place on the Friday of UAEA and provides educators with great networking opportunities. Come kick back after a long day of conferences. Admission is FREE and open to ALL educators, UAEA attendees and to the public.
Hosted by DSU Sears Gallery with UAEA (St. George)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Art Display as an Advocacy Tool
Art displays in the school and in the community can by one of your greatest advocacy tools. Art shows, juried competitions, classroom displays and community projects are all important ways to highlight core curricula in the classroom. Presenters will share personal experience and expertise in taking on large scale displays in the community. Also, educators will learn to mat and frame artworks within their classrooms.
Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
In tandem with our concurrent exhibition of the same name, this Evening for Educators will present the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century. We will explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrate key themes in American art and culture.
Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)
With Questions, please email Ali Royal at AROYAL@springville.org

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