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2020 CAEA Online Webinar Series

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What's the righteous deal?

1. Sign up for the legit webinar series.

2. Participate in 15 hours of totally tubular webinar workshops.

3. Get a chill certificate for 15 hours of continuing education credit.


Like, how much does it cost?

CAEA Members: $75 for 15 hours
Non Members: $130 for 15 hours

What if I register after the rad workshops begin?

• You can register any time you like. Workshops will air on their scheduled dates, then will be archived for you to access any time you like in the future through the CAEA website. You can view the workshops as they are scheduled, or view them later at your convenience.

How do I get to the gnarly classes?

• After you register, you will receive email access to each of the scheduled webinars. If you missed a webinar, or want to revisit a webinar, or want to revisit a webinar, it will be available to you through your membership portal on the CAEA website.

Like, what if I miss a webinar?

• Log into your CAEA account on the CAEA website. Under EVENTS, go to the 2020 Webinar Series, and click on the Archive Access. You will find past webinars there.

How do I get my schweet certificate?

• After you complete 15 workshop hours, you will receive a certificate for 1 hour of continuing education credit.

What if I like, you know, want more than 15 hours of classes?

• CAEA will be adding more webinars. You pay $75 for every 15 hours of classes you choose to participate in.

Will there be university credit hours available for these classes?

• Adams State University credit hour available. See this - SYLLABUS - to complete coursework.

Attend classes and complete coursework now. Register and submit coursework in May.

If you have questions AFTER reading the information above, please feel free to contact Vanessa Quintana.

Totally Tubular Webinar Schedule

Monday, October 19, 2020 5-6PM Live Webinar

Travis Hill presents Introduction to Accordion Books

Description: Learn the basics of how to make an accordion book. These simple yet versatile books can be made by artists of any age and used for a wide variety of purposes. Instruction will include making the text block, covers, and optional closures.

Suggested Materials: 2-5 sheets 9" x 12" mixed media or similar paper, 2 3.5" x 5" cover boards (illustration board, mat board or heavy, non-corrugated cardboard work well), decorative cover paper large enough to cover the cover boards with about .5" overlap on all sides, glue stick, scissors, folding bone/butter knife, ribbon or yarn (optional)

Bio: I am an Art educator of about 20 years with a focus in Photography and a love of dabbling in everything else. I enjoy experimenting with new materials and following whatever catches my interest at the time, meaning I rarely complete anything. I hope someday to start a non-profit gallery to provide space for high school students and community members to display their work and gain experience with professional gallery skills.

Monday, October 26, 2020 5-6PM Recorded Webinar

Michael Cellan presents Watercolor For People Who Hate Watercolor

Description: OK, watercolor is fun and simple. Sometimes it becomes daunting because some artists make it too technical. Before the smart phone camera, it was used to make quick sketches to use for a larger painting. I use it to make wonderful works.

Suggested Materials: We're just learning. You don't need expensive stuff. Look around you, you'll find everything you'll need. Watercolors: Tube, cake, or a watercolor set. I use Prang 16- oval. Brushes: We're doing a small painting. Use small brushes. #'s 1-4. I'm using cheap talkon brushes. I use a #6 or #8 brush to squeeze water into the WC ovals. WC Paper: Somewhere in your collection of stuff, you have some watercolor paper. I use cold press, #140, 9"x12", cut into 4th's. Cheap at Walmart... Canson, 30 sheet watercolor pad.

Bio: I've made art all my life. I've taught all levels of art education from kindergarten to grad school. I just like making stuff.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 5-6PM Live Webinar

Jess Axelrad presents KISS Keep it Simple: A Simple Guide to Teaching Art Online

Description: Online teaching is tough but you can do it! In this workshop we’ll go over simple easy tools, techniques and projects to make remote/online learning fun for the teacher and student.

Suggested Materials: Something to take notes or to share.


Monday, November 16, 2020 5-6PM  Recorded Webinar

Greg Custer presents Impressionistic Landscape Oil Painting

Description: This class will teach the process of creating rich and vibrant landscape oil paintings. Choosing a strong palette, prepping canvases, glazing, and the use of layering techniques are some of the topics that will be discussed.

Suggested Materials: Reference, canvas, oil paint, brushes, charcoal, paint thinner, and oil medium

Bio: My students have won 6 silver and 5 gold medals in the past 10 years at the national level of Scholastic. I was chosen 1st team academic all-American at the quarterback position in football my sophomore year in college. I have enjoyed having a successful career as a gallery artist the past 20 years.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Vanessa Hayes-Quintana presents Thinking Routines in the Art Classroom

Description: This class covers how I incorporate the development and tracking of "Thinking Routines" in the art classroom. Thinking routines consist of growth mindset, grit, and cognitive routines. They enhance student's abilities to engage and persist, facilitate deeper understanding, thoughtfully reflect, and be open to possibilities with their work when they learn that obstacles are opportunities rather than roadblocks to success. Tracking thinking routines also makes learning visible for evaluators, and provides data for intentional and authentic instructional shifts.

Suggested Materials: Note taker, and our growth mindset!

Bio: I teach art in an adaptive program for SEL students. I LOVE all kinds of things. ART, cooking, music, mountaineering, bourbon, my family, my friends, and a having a good time! Let's Play!

Monday, January 11, 2021 5-6PM Live Webinar

Alexa Overby presents

Expanding Your Curriculum to Include Diverse and Underrepresented Artists

Description: Have you wanted to expand your teaching of artists to go beyond the traditional "dead white guys"? Learn about possible diverse and underrepresented artists that you could include in your curriculum and find out ways you can connect these artists to your lessons. We will discuss ways social media and other resources can help you continue to discover how vast the art world can be.

Suggested Materials: Sketchbook/Notebook

Bio: Dr. Overby has been teaching in the high school setting for over 22 years and still finds teenage students amazing to work with, She is an adjunct instructor for the Art of Education University. She is a self-described nerd of art history and photography.

Monday, January 25, 2021 5-6PM Live Webinar

Justine Sawyer presents On Beyond Zentangles- Postponed- Date TBD


Description: Appropriate and modifiable for any age and experience level.
Building off of the concepts learned in creating Zentangle drawings, this webinar will give you a plethora of ways to extend the concept of making Zentangle style drawings into low-relief and 3-D works based on 2-D drawings. You may create a low-relief tile sample for your classes during the session or sit back and just soak in some ideas. One idea will be demonstrated and created during the session and other ideas will be discussed. Presentation ready to go for your classes will be shared with all participants. Input and sharing of ideas from attendees is welcomed and encouraged!(“Together we ART better”—Debi West)

Suggested Materials: Supplies (if you want to make art during the session or just fill your mug with a relaxing fluid of your choice):
-prepared Zentangle drawing of your own, one of your student’s Zentangles, or just an image from the internet of a Zentangle you find inspiring
-cereal box or similar weight box
-white glue and glue stick
-scissors and x-acto knife 
-masking or painters tape (tape with texture)

Bio: Justine has been teaching art for 26 years in a variety of settings including all ages from K-12, rural Iowa to metro Denver to the island of Cyprus, private, public, and charter. Her current role is teaching grades 4-8 in a project-based learning charter in Durango, Colorado. She strives to always grow and learn as an educator and loves to be inspired by her students and art education peers. 

February 8, 2021 5-6PM Live Webinar

Andrea Slusarski presents 

Plein Air at Home! Watercolor Workshop to Unwind

Description: Join me tonight for a plein air adventure at home! I'll be sharing a simple watercolor landscape demo to follow along with as we discuss Creativity & have an evening connecting with our creativity with fellow artists/educators. Bring your favorite sketchbook materials & a fresh cup of tea as we connect and unwind.

Suggested Materials: Sketchbook, Pens, Pencils, Watercolors, Collage Materials, Markers, i.e.

Bio: creative thinker // finding flow everywhere

February 22, 2021 5-6PM

April Cannon presents Monoprinting on Clay


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March 8, 2021 5-6PM

Debi West presents Art of Anatomy- Mixed Media Fun!


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March 22, 2021 5-6PM

Christine DeVivo presents Choice Boards Saved My Ass.....umptions About E-Learning

Description: In this class, I will share with you my evolving choice board art lessons that have saved my sanity, re-engaged students, and the overall outcome of my high school ceramics classes. In my experience, I feel choice boards offer something for all ages, learning styles, class duration, they can also be fine-tuned to work for any grade-level. The class will be open to discussions, shared experiences, project exchanges, and wildly informal lesson plans. Please note that my choice board lessons are standards-based but are not formally written or admin observation worthy, thank goodness.

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Bio: My name is Christine, I am in my third year as a high school ceramics teacher at Vista Ridge High School. I have experience in teaching most mediums to all grade-levels and learning abilities. In 2016 I was honored with the CAEA Charter School Teacher of the Year Award and I am currently a rep for the organization.

April 5, 2021 5-6PM

Sam Peck presents Comics and TetRad

Description: My comics are about doing mundane everyday tasks and how they provide space for thought. I do love a good superhero story and the possibility provided by speculative fiction

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Bio: Sam Peck is an artist, researcher, and educator with experience at the K-12 and university levels. He has a BFA from URI and an MFA from UNC-G in printmaking. Peck currently works/makes/studies at UMINN as a Ph.D. student, lectures at APP State and lives with his partner, Lindsay, and their dog, Sir Sundance (whom he writes comics with) in Minneapolis, MN.

April 19, 2021 5-6PM

Frances Flicker and Jeanne Richins present Fun with Paper Fish Sculptures

Description: Create an Asian Inspired fish sculpture using an array of different papers. Applying a simple template, you will learn to construct variations of this beautiful symbolic fish. In addition, we will explore the philosophy and advantages of cross-disciplinary art instruction detailed in the series: Creating Art for All Ages.

Suggested Materials: 12”x18” colored construction paper; White muffin/cupcake liners; Colored markers; Scissors, stapler, Rubber cement (or any glue you have handy); Paper towels (or anything to fill the body cavity of the fish) 6. 12” wooden dowel*Optional items for a stand: Square block for the base. Acrylic paint to color the stand.

Bio: Jeanne and Frances are art educators, K-12, finding inspiration encouraging other people to discover their own artistic spirit. In addition, they are co-authors of the series Creating Art for All Ages.

May 3, 2021 5-6PM

TBA presents TBA


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May 17, 2021 5-6PM

TBA presents TBA


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