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Caldera’s 2016 Arts Integration Symposium: Saturday, May 21–Sunday, May 22 


Are you a high school or middle school teacher in Oregon? Are you interested in learning more about how to integrate the arts into your classes? Caldera invites you to join us on Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 for our annual Arts Integration Symposium.


This unique professional development weekend will be held at our Arts Center (16 miles west of Sisters, Oregon) and led by accomplished arts instructors and arts integration specialists. In addition to arts integration activities, participants will choose two of the following four workshops to complete over the course of the symposium, as well as participating in various arts integration activities lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd:

The Practice of Creativity with Karl Burkheimer (OCAC)
Pursue strategies to find and leverage the unexpected, the unrealistic, and the impractical. Creativity is a practiced skill rather than learned act. How are ideas actualized in a way that fuels a search exceeding one’s imagination? 

Book Arts with Barb Tetenbaum (OCAC)
Explore design and creation of unique books using elegant content tools and a simple approach.

Photography Techniques with Phil Harris (OCAC)
Learn several different low-cost optical (non-digital) ways of working with light and materials that support drawing, silhouette making, and the development of close observation.

Stop Motion Animation with Taylor Neitzke & Ryan Woodring (Hollywood Theatre)
Have fun with iPads and accessible software while learning affordable, easy ways to create stop motion animation. 



Space is limited so reserve early! Participants are required to participate both days of the symposium. Preference is given to teachers from our Arts Partner Middle Schools. Registration for teachers from other schools opens on March 14. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee, but meals, workshops, and overnight accommodations are available free of charge. Preference for overnight accommodations given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland. 


If four teachers from the same school register, the fifth teacher reservation fee is free.  If you have attended before and want to attend again, you must register with another teacher from your school who is attending for the first time. One continuing education credit hour will be available through Oregon State University–Cascades Campus.


To register and/or inquire about earning credit for attendance at the Symposium, please contact Alisha Orefice at 503-937-3062 or Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org.  


Tentative Symposium Schedule

3 p.m.    Arrival for overnight guests
6 p.m.    Dinner for overnight guests

8 a.m.    Breakfast
9 a.m.–11 a.m.    Welcome, Intros and Arts Integration Activity lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.    Arts Workshops (8-12 participants in each)
1 p.m.– 2 p.m.    Lunch/Studio time
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.    Return to Arts Workshops
4 p.m.    Studios time
6 p.m.    Dinner for overnight guests

9 a.m.    Breakfast
10a.m.–11:30 a.m.    Arts Workshops (8-12 participants in each)
11:30a.m.–12:30 p.m.    Lunch/Studio time
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.    Return to Arts Workshops
2 p.m.    Arts Integration Activities lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd
3:30 p.m.    Departure


Instructor & Facilitators’ Bios

Karl Burkheimer–Chair/Professor: Master of Fine
 Arts in Craft, OCAC
Karl received his MFA from the Department of Crafts and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including recent exhibitions in Seattle, Washington, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. His critical writing has been published in Ceramic Monthly, and he has received several awards of recognition as well as institutional funding, including a 2012 individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a 2014 Opportunity Grant from the Ford Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission, a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum, and a 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship.


Phil Harris–Chair/Professor: General Studies Department, OCAC
Phil Harris received his MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After working as a photographer for over 30 years and exhibiting widely in the United States and Europe, he has recently begun to work with other two- and three-dimensional materials to address perceptual and philosophical concerns. He has work in collections at Arquivo Fotográfico da Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University; and New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.


Barb Tetenbaum–Head/Professor: Book and Print Department, OCAC
MFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BS of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BARB is an artist working in printed books and installation. In 1979, she founded her imprint, Triangular Press. This work can be found in many private and public collections in the US and abroad. Some of her awards include: 2014 Exhibition and Purchase Awards; Print/Publish/Produce; Marriott Library, Univ. of UT, Salt Lake City; 2013 Finalist, MCBA Book Arts Prize, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; and Fulbright Lectureship; Faculty of Applied Art and Design, J.E. Purkyne Univ., Usti n. Labem, Czech Republic.


Ryan Woodring–Hollywood Theatre
Ryan Woodring is a visual effects artist who packed his life into a car in 2013 to move from Pittsburgh to Portland in order to work on Laika’s “The Boxtrolls.” His own artwork, which he shows in galleries both locally and nationally, is inspired by his career in the film and animation industry.  Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Ryan attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with Time-Based Art and French Studies degrees in 2010. 


Taylor Neitzke–Hollywood Theatre
Taylor Neitzke is a multimedia educator and visual artist. As an educator her mission is to offer the artistic process as a tool for young people to connect to themselves, one another and their community. Her passion for amplifying youth voices led her to the Hollywood Theatre, where she manages educational programming and develops art integration curricula and resources. She co-created the Stories in Movement program which received national recognition in the New York Times. She has taught at various schools and institutions in the Portland area including the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home, Catlin Gable School and Open Meadow Schools. An alumnus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Neitzke holds a BFA with a focus in Intermedia. Her experimental films have screened in numerous Portland locations including BoomBap and the Clinton Street Theatre. 


Perrin Boyd–Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist – Theatre Arts
Perrin utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow the teachers, the students and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.


Kit Stafford–Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist – Writer and Dancer
Kit hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. At Sisters Middle School she teaches Americana classes which are a rich combination of studies, from guitar playing and songwriting to quilting, pottery, painting, baking and exploring folk arts of early American times. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a Hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.



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