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The 11th Annual Alumni Event–Full of Ideas, Info, Food, and Fun!

August 7th, 2010

It was so great to reconnect with teachers who participated in the Art & Language Arts program over the past 11 years. This year’s alumni event focused on the theme of food in art. Teachers who attended the event explored the relationship of food, art, and history through tours, art-making activities, artistic food preparation, and a lecture by food educator and author Linda Civitello.

We can’t wait to hear how teachers will incorporate today’s information and activities in their classrooms.

  1. Monica Polanco
    August 9th, 2010 at 12:27 | #1

    Attending the Alumni workshop was a blast! The activities were great to bring back to the classroom. Looking and examining at many of the art pieces I gained ideas to help students get a deeper understanding of the different painting styles of different artists.

  2. Marichelle Matic
    August 9th, 2010 at 20:11 | #2

    I felt “full” after Saturday’s workshops in a great way! I especially enjoyed the gallery tour led by Nancy Real (Banquets and Feasts). She offered a wealth of information about the banquet pieces and gave great ideas for teaching. A teacher from my school had an idea using the tureens and connecting it with California regions. The class can create/draw a feast using California’s produce. If the tureen’s lids indicated what was being served, the students can draw tureens using products from California’s Central Valley.

  3. August 10th, 2010 at 09:36 | #3

    Monica, we’re thrilled that you gained a variety of ideas!@Monica Polanco

  4. August 10th, 2010 at 09:36 | #4

    @Marichelle Matic
    Love this idea about connecting to California’s produce, Marichelle!

  5. Frank Cooper
    August 10th, 2010 at 17:06 | #5

    What a great way to spend Saturday! Connecting with other like-minded teachers about the importance of art education, with a focus on food, made the day enjoyable and educational!

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