Sunday, September 25, 2011
Will you go to your state conference?
I was just reading the latest posts at Dan Reeder's Paper Mache Blog (he's Dan the Monster Man, a Seattle math teacher who makes the most AMAZING papier-mache dragons). Dan wrote that he was going to be a keynote speaker at the Texas Art Education Association Convention in Galveston this November, PLUS he's teaching a HANDS-ON papier-mache monster workshop there!!!!!! So I checked out the convention website and discovered the AMAZING Sandy Skoglund is also scheduled as a keynote speaker (that's her work in the image above; below is one of Dan's dragons).
My state conference, which I plan to go to (I'm waiting for my school district's approval, but I'm going no matter what, since I'm teaching 2 workshops), has keynote speakers scheduled I've never heard of.
If you, dear readers, are a Texas art teacher, you MUST go to this conference, even if just to see these two people. If you can't go, send me in your place! I'll put on a fake mustache or whatever it takes! I saw Sandy Skoglund speak at a conference years ago, and she was awesome, and I would LOVE to see Dan Reeder, and attend his workshop. Of course, if he was offering a workshop at my state conference, I'd probably be shut-out. The minute there's a hands-on workshop, the lines begin to form and NY art teachers get really pushy and crabby. We all do love those hands-on workshops, don't we?
By the way - unrelated - you may have noticed a little change in my blog layout. I've decided that you, my readers, are very important to me, but there are a LOT of you! So I've moved you to the top of the blog, where you all fit, because if nobody was reading, I probably wouldn't still be blathering on!