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Teacher Workshops

Saturday, October 17 + Sunday, October 18

Our workshops are going online this Fall!

Reconnect with your artistic side and develop new techniques and perspectives that you can take back to the "virtual" classroom.

Earn .6 CEUs or one graduate workshop credit. Each workshop is $50; one graduate workshop credit is available for $140 through Ursuline College. An additional assignment is required.

Participants will need access to a computer, phone, or tablet, and an internet connection, and be prepared to acquire their own supplies for these workshops. Supply lists will be emailed after you've registered.

Register online here

Saturday, October 17, 9am–4pm (EDT)

Charcoal Drawing Stop Motion Animation

Instructor: Adri Nerone

In this workshop we will watch examples of charcoal animation and then delve into creating our own animations using charcoal, and erasing successive drawings made on the same sheet of paper. Your animation will show traces of previous, modified drawings, evoking the concept of passing time, change, and fading memory in a cycle of repeated erasure, drawing, and image capture. You will learn the basics of stop-motion animation, editing, and adding sound to your animation. 

Introduction to Tabletop Game Design

Instructor: Jared Bendis

So your student wants to be a game designer? Maybe you just want to engage in some productive play? But where do you get started? And why does Monopoly always end in a fight? Jared Bendis is here to guide you in an introduction to game design. This workshop will cover the in's and out's of physical game design (cards, dice, boards, tiles) with all the tips and tricks on where to get started, what to avoid, and how to have your final project professionally produced without breaking the bank.

Visual Art in Ancient North America

Instructor: Beth Hoag

This course will introduce aspects of ancient and modern indigenious North American visual culture. We will learn about different cultures the corpus of their material remains; sites and cities, artifacts and objects. All this will give you a sense of cultural appreciation and understanding, and a way to talk about these artistic practices with your students.


Sunday, October 18, 9am–4pm (EDT)

Format, Design, and Self-Publish: How to Get Your Book Out There!

Instructor: Wendy Fedan

In this one-day workshop, learn the process of self-publishing your picture book. Teachers will learn how to format illustrated and/or writing works for publication, as well as design/create their own book cover. We’ll also explore the process of using an online print-on-demand resource like Kindle Direct Publishing,, or IngramSpark to upload your book, market it, and get ready to sell! Share what you learned with your art or writing students working to compile and publish a printed portfolio of their art or writing works! 

Narrative Visual Storytelling

Instructor: Josh Usmani

Narrative visual storytelling (AKA comics or cartoons) can be a powerful tool for students to express complex emotions and ideas through dynamic characters, vast new worlds and original stories. Additionally, this powerful communication tool uniquely shows a passage of time through a series of panels and combines imagery and text, making it an ideal storytelling medium. Plus, it’s something kids love already!

In this virtual workshop, you can learn how to use this diverse visual format around specific themes for a classroom environment, either in-person or virtually. We will discuss and decode the creative process, from brainstorming characters, settings, themes and stories to combining words and pictures to create a dynamic experience for the audience that would not be possible with text or imagery alone.


Registration Details

Register online; registration deadline is October 7. Each workshop is $50.

Graduate credit Educators can receive one graduate workshop credit through our partnership with Ursuline College. There is an additional research/writing assignment and $140 fee for this option. More information will be sent once we receive your registration. Please note the graduate workshop credit replaces the CEU certificate.


NOTE: Refunds will be issued only if a workshop is canceled, or with written withdrawal request by Friday, October 9. Educators registered for a workshop which is canceled will have the option to switch into a running workshop, or to receive a refund.

For more information:

Jessica Howard
Continuing Education + Community Outreach Coordinator
216.421.7460 | Contact

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Gabrielle Burrage
Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach
216.421.7493 | Contact

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