Artists for Art’s Sake Professional Development Workshop

Date: December 5, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $Tuition to this workshop is free this year thanks to funding from the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Engaging Students through Choice-based Learning in the Art Room

Join us for a round table discussion and hands-on activities to explore TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) and choice-based learning strategies and how you can incorporate them into your art room for both elementary and secondary education.

Meet the Presenters:

Angie Mikula is a Penn State Alumni with a Master’s Degree in Education from the College of New Jersey. I have taught every age group from pre-school to high school. The majority of my teaching has taken place in Hunterdon, Bergen and Mercer County, New Jersey. As an advocate for global connections, I taught for several years at the American Community School of Athens, Greece attaining certification as an International Bachelorette teacher. In 2018, I received the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching which granted me a six-month fellowship at the University of London’s Institute of Education.  While studying in the United Kingdom, I developed resources for teachers to use in addressing the unprecedented number of students struggling with anxiety and depression. Upon my return, I joined my colleagues in establishing a Mindfulness practice and a Mindfulness garden at Delaware Township School.  As a recipient of the 2020-2021 Hunterdon County Teacher of the Year award, I continue to network with teacher throughout New Jersey who share my enthusiasm for education.

Suzanne Lauricella is an illustrator, fine artist, and art educator. She received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design and worked as an illustrator in Philadelphia, later returning to Moore to complete her Art Education Degree. Suzanne has over 28 years of experience in education and has worked in several different school districts in grades K-8, as well as programs for high school students at the Hunterdon Art Museum and Mercer County Community College Summer Program. Her education career has focused on inspiring students to use their art to give back through service learning projects such as Empty Bowl Dinners, as well as large, sculptural installations. Recently, she has transformed her art program at Clinton Public School from a Discipline Based Approach to a choice based program  – Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB).

Angie Mikula
Suzanne Lauricella

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