Thinking Like Artists: Valuing Creative Process and Aesthetic Learning with Jamie Kelty*, Teacher at Cow Hollow School (9:30-11:30 presentation, 11:30-12 School Tour)
This seminar will explore the behaviors or habits of practicing artists and creative process. Participants will exercise their creative muscle with a hands on activity and examine the different ways of thinking and engaging they experienced through art practice. Discussion will include an introduction to the Visual Elements as a way to compose, look, and talk about art. Participants will have the opportunity to share their questions, experience, and insights with the group. Materials will be provided.
* Jamie Kelty has been working in arts education and celebrating the creative voice of students of all ages since 1992. She has been the Studio teacher at Cow Hollow School since 2012. As a Teaching Artist, Jamie has enjoyed the privilege of sharing art experiences with children since 1992. Jamie's fine art practice combines traditional painting with collage and assemblage. She enjoys the process of working with different mediums which translates well into exploring a multitude of materials with children. She received her B.F.A. in painting and her K-12 art teaching certificate from Fort Hays State University. Jamie has taught art in schools in Kansas, Missouri, and New York City. She worked at The Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York from 2005-2012 teaching in public programs and in schools. Jamie became the Fine Arts Studio manager where she helped create art programs for teens and children with autism and their families. In addition to teaching, Jamie facilitates workshops for the ITP and THE COLLABORATORY on facilitating art experience and creative process.