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Materials Atelier: Building Relationships with Materials and Making Ideas V...
Sat, September 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Materials Atelier: Building relationships with materials and making ideas visible
In our morning session, participants will have experiences with clay, wire and natural materials. During this time, we will build a relationship with the material in its rawest form, use tools to extend and expand the language of the material, and collaborate and co-construct with others to further our understanding of the materials.
In our afternoon session, we will focus on making ideas visible using materials. Using outdoor ateliers for inspiration, we will work together to construct meaning and ideas that will then be made visible using materials from our morning session. This work will take place in outdoor spaces in smaller groups.
-for participants to begin a relationship with the language of the materials
-to collaborate and co-construct with colleagues
-to make ideas visible representations
Jordan Guillory received an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at San Francisco Art Institute. She began her work with children at the San Francisco Arts Education Project where she facilitated learning in multimedia, film, and photography; the students’ work around identity was shown at the De Young Museum. Jordan also founded a public art group that displayed art work on billboards around the San Francisco area, the Diego Rivera Gallery, as well as mural work displayed in front of Southern Exposure, a contemporary gallery in San Francisco.
Since moving to Hawaii, Jordan has been with Mid-Pacific Institute’s Reggio-inspired preschool since its inception twelve years ago. In her role as Atelierista, she facilitates the work in the preschool and kindergarten atelier which focuses on the Hundred Languages of Children through media. Jordan has presented for several years and has co-presented with Pedagogista Leslie Gleim on projects and processes in her role as Atelierista on Maui, Kaua’i, and O’ahu at HAEYC, and Schools of the Future conferences. She has also presented in the Bay Area for the innovative teachers’ project and most recently for Douglas College and the Reggio Consortium in Vancouver, Canada.
In 2011, Jordan participated in the professional development initiative “International Encounters with the Culture of Atelier” in Lingoncio, Italy. In 2014, Mid-Pacific had the honor of hosting the Wonder of Learning Exhibit and the NAREA summer conference. Jordan helped to conceive the work of the outdoor ateliers, concepts, and materials for the 2014 NAREA Summer Conference and then facilitated the atelieristas and one of the ateliers during the conference.
Jordan and Leslie’s reflections were published in the 2014 Summer Innovations Magazine. Jordan was interviewed with Leslie Gleim and Lella Gandini by Hawaii public radio during a visit from Lella Gandini. Jordan also was interviewed on Hawaii public television Olelo on her Reggio-inspired work here in Hawaii. After the Exhibit, Jordan and her colleagues continue to offer a series of professional development workshops to teachers in the state of Hawaii. In 2016, Jordan and her colleagues published their first book Where Our Ideas Fly --Kahi e lele ai na mana’o.
Jordan has worked with children in the arts for 17 years, with a specialty in multimedia, photography, and visual arts.