MAAE - Reconnecting: Voice, Community and Power in the Classroom

Register here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=2525

Manitoba Association for Art Education (MAAE)

Location: Various locations around Winnipeg

Date: October 20 & 21, 2022

Program
Thursday evening, October 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Reconnecting: Voice, community and power in the classroom

Friday, October 21, 2022

Membership and Conference Fees
MAAE Conference Fee .................................................$85
MAAE Conference and Membership Fee ..................$75
MAAE Student Conference and Membership Fee ...$40
MAAE 2022-2023 Membership Fee ...........................$25
MAAE 2022-2023 Student Membership Fee ............$15

Cancellation policy: May cancel or change registration up until October 14, 2022 for a full refund.

All registrants will be entered in a draw for a copy of Rebecca Belmore's Facing the Monumental book.

For conference and/or registration Information, please contact: Stacey Abramson - stacey.abe@gmail.com or Jonathan Dueck - dueckjonathan@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Keynote

Presenter: Rebecca Belmore

A member of the Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe), Rebecca Belmore is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist. Rooted in the political and social realities of Indigenous communities, Belmore’s works make evocative connections between bodies, land and language. Solo exhibitions include: Facing the Monumental, Art Gallery of Ontario (2018); Rebecca Belmore: Kwe, Justina M.Barnicke Gallery (2014); The Named and The Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, (2002). In 1991, Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother was created at the Banff Centre for the Arts with a national tour in 1992 and subsequent gatherings took place across the Canada in 1996, 2008, and 2014. In 2017, Belmore participated in documenta 14 with Biinjiya’iing Onji (From Inside) in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. In 2005, at the Venice Biennale, she exhibited Fountain in the Canadian Pavilion. Other group exhibitions include: Landmarks2017 / Reperes2017, Partners in Art (2017); Land Spirit Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); and the IV Bienal de la Habana (1991). Belmore received the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award (2004), the Hnatyshyn Visual Arts Award (2009), the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2013), and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2016). She received honourary doctorates from OCAD University (2005), Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2018), and NSCAD University (2019).

Location: Theatre, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers


Sessions - 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

AM1 - YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada

Youth Exchanges Canada offers youth groups between 12 and 17 years old the opportunity to travel to another Canadian community for a life-changing experience. We match school or community groups from different parts of Canada and facilitate a one-week educational exchange in which they will plan and prepare local activities for their visiting group. The program aims to provide youth with the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of Canadian identity, connect with diverse communities, and develop leadership skills. For more information, please visit https://yec.ymcagta.org/

Presenter: Karen Romero, YMCA

Karen has been with the program for four years and after a two-year break is excited to get youth back out and travelling to discover all that Canada has to offer. She lives in Edmonton but supports exchange Group Leaders from the prairies and territories. She is looking forward to seeing new and returning Group Leaders this year.

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: Senior Years


AM2 - Curriculum Slam - Early Years

Share ideas, resources, and plans with colleagues in a positive and encouraging environment.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: Early Years


AM3 - Curriculum Slam - Middle Years

Share ideas, resources, and plans with colleagues in a positive and encouraging environment.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: Middle Years


AM4 - Curriculum Slam - Senior Years

Share ideas, resources, and plans with colleagues in a positive and encouraging environment.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: SeniorYears


AM5 - Facilitating Community and Connection through the art of Pitseolak Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook

This presentation aims to explore the theme of community and connection through the work two iconic Inuit artists, namely Pitseolak Ashoona (c.1904-1983) and her granddaughter, Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016). The Art Canada Institute Education Program has published online art books and accompanying teaching resources for each of these artists, including the following Teacher Resource Guides:

Learn about Community and Land Stewardship through the art of Pitseolak Ashoona

Learn about Family and Intergenerational Knowledge through the art of Annie Pootoogook.

These resources were developed in consultation with educator, consultant, and cultural advisor Marilyn Maychak. The presentation would be co-hosted by Maychak and Emma Doubt (ACI's Education Associate), and could include:
• An introduction to each of the artists
• A selection of classroom-appropriate artworks to explore how each of the artists represents themes related to community and connection
• A comprehensive look inside the Teacher Resource Guides, including an overview of classroom activities that can be facilitated through the work of Ashoona and Pootoogook.

Presenter: Art Canada Institute

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: Grades 9-12


AM6 - Tour of Current Exhibitions at the WAG

Tour of current exhibitions at the WAG

Presenter: Colleen Leduc

Location: Entrance, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


AM7 - Hands On Looking at Art to Deepen Student Thinking

Building resources and strategies to allow for student-directed ways to CONNECT with and RESPOND through art in the classroom, in galleries and online will reward educators and students, enriching their studio practice and their well-being.

Participants may choose to attend one or both half-day sessions. Activities will be different in each session.

A full day of Looking at Art games and activities, fun writing tasks, Pecha Kucha presentations and more.

Voices and visions from BIPOC 2SLGBTQ+ artists form the core of our exploration.

Presenter: Don Ball

Teacher Ball has learned from decades of experience in art education with both gallery and classroom experience. Making looking at art a hands-on activity transformed curriculum for students.

Don Ball received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence from the former teacher in 2017.

"Don generates situations where students are able to confront new ways of making and seeing while realizing meaningful connections to personal, social and ethical issues."

Location: Virtual

Time: 10:45 am - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: Senior Years


Sessions - 10:45 AM-3:30 PM

FULL - FD1 - Land-Based Learning; How Making Indigenous Clay Vessels Can Be An Epistemological Method In Teaching Students Indigenous Worldviews

Visual artist and educator KC Adams will give participants an opportunity to work with locally harvested clay to construct a clay bowl. They will learn about the relevance of land-based learning, Indigenous worldviews, and why visual and kinetic-based art is an important tool for reconciliation.

This workshop is geared towards teachers who are not comfortable working with clay but would like to be.

Presenter: KC Adams

KC Adams is a Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Adams has had several solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and been in three biennales including the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. Adams participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Parramatta Arts Gallery in Australia. Her work is in many permanent collections Nationally and Internationally. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and four trees from Birch Bark Ltd, are in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW. She was the scenic designer for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation. She helped design a 30-foot public art sculpture called Niimamaa for the Winnipeg Forks and a piece for the United Way of Winnipeg called Community. Adams was awarded the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Mark Award and Canada's Senate 150 medal recipient for her accomplishments with her Perception Photo Series. KC is now an author with her book Perception: A Photo Series that Quill & Quire. chose as 2019 Books of the Year.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - FD3 - Slow Portraits Of The Land At The Aki Centre

“Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

This workshop will guide participants in slow approaches to observing, gathering, and creating portraits of the land. In the morning participants will focus on DIY pinhole photography, building a camera out of recycled materials and developing photographs in a pop-up darkroom. After spending time observing and making images, we will harvest plants and materials to create natural inks and dyes. Throughout the day we will discuss teachings related to the Honorable Harvest as shared by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, and ways we can guide students to reflect on reciprocal relationships with the land through slow and patient art making.

Presenter: Natalie Baird

Natalie Baird is a visual artist, filmmaker, and community-based researcher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Natalie completed a bachelor of environmental science from the University of Manitoba in 2014, where she explored film-making as a tool for environmental action. Her documentary, animation, and video-installation work has been screened and exhibited across Canada. She has an embedded community practice, working as an arts facilitator and artist-in-residence in drop-in art centres and personal care homes. In 2016 Natalie returned to the University of Manitoba for a master of environment, leading arts-based research projects about the social dimensions of climate change in Nunavut.

Location: Aki Centre - 1985-A Grassmere Road, West Saint Paul, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


FD4 - Dawn Chaput (6 spots remaining)

Art Therapist Dawn Chaput is offering an immersive expressive arts based day to wonder and reflect on listening and it’s role in our wellness as a community. Folks joining in will engage with a variety of creative invitations to attune and attend to the experience of self and self in community. This is a day of process-based expression to help us wonder about how we can commit to listening, connecting, and relationship building by showing up fully in the moments of our lives. Alongside these aims, practical and creative resources will be shared that ground, help build regulation, self awareness, and reconnection to joy.

Presenter: Dawn Chaput

Dawn Chaput is an artist and art therapist who has been working in community for close to 2 decades. She is committed to ongoing decolonization, and anti-oppressive practice using a trauma informed lens. She believes in the power of the creative spirit and relationship in their ability to contribute greatly to our healing. She hopes that her dedication to these ways of living and being, alongside her commitment to lifelong learning will contribute to our collective wellness.

Location: TBD

Time: 10:45 am - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - FD5 - Make a Beaded Medicine Bag

This workshop will teach participants to make a small beaded leather medicine bag (turtle design, suitable for beginners). Jessie Jannuska is a Winnipeg-based visual artist with mixed Dakota, Ojibway, and settler roots.

*$15 supply fee for this workshop to be paid to the presenter in person the day of the conference.*

Presenter: Jessie Jannuska

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 10:45 am - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

PM6 - Tour of the Current Exhibitions at the WAG

Tour of current exhibitions at the WAG

Presenter: Colleen Leduc

Location: Entrance, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

PM1 - Gallery 1C03

Participate in Gallery 1C03’s engaging activities in response to the current exhibition. These activities are designed to accommodate classes of students in exciting field trips.

Location: Gallery 1C03 - 515 Portage Avenue, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


PM2 - Val Vint (6 spots remaining)

Val Vint will be leading a drum circle where she will share her knowledge and experience through humour, storytelling, drumming and singing and participation.

Presenter: Val Vint

Métis artist Val T. Vint works in large scale public art, painting, fabric work, ceramics, willow, beading and more. After graduating with a fine arts degree, Vint also became a designer and worked in theatre, film and performance art. She is a founding member of the Buffalo Gals Drum group. Recently she was thrilled to collaborate with Jaimie Isaac and KC Adams to create Niimaammaa, a statue that represents motherhood, Mother Earth and new beginnings.

In 2020, Val’s statue, “Education is the New Bison” – or “Chi-kishkayhitamihk si te li neu Biizon” –a 12-foot piece in the shape of a bison was unveiled at the Forks in Winnipeg. It is constructed out of 200 steel replicas of books and other articles by Indigenous authors and allies.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Grades


PM3 - Micah Lexier

An illustrated presentation on some art projects I’ve made for, with and about kids, most often carried in a school context, but not always. The projects range in scale from a handwritten word to a permanent public artwork that is integrated into the brick façade of Canada’s largest kindergarten.

Presenter: Micah Lexier

Micah Lexier is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based artist whose activities include making, collecting and organizing. He has a deep interest in measurement, increment, found imagery and display structures. He has presented over 100 solo exhibitions, participated in more than 200 group exhibitions, and produced a dozen permanent public commissions. In 2015 Lexier was honoured with a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Location: Virtual

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers


PM4 - Teaching with Contemporary Art in the Early Years Classroom

Interactive session. Be prepared to make and share.

Presenter: Shawna McLeod

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: Early Years


PM7 - Hands On Looking at Art to Deepen Student Thinking

Building resources and strategies to allow for student-directed ways to CONNECT with and RESPOND through art in the classroom, in galleries and online will reward educators and students, enriching their studio practice and their well-being.

Participants may choose to attend one or both half-day sessions. Activities will be different in each session.

A full day of Looking at Art games and activities, fun writing tasks, Pecha Kucha presentations and more.

Voices and visions from BIPOC 2SLGBTQ+ artists form the core of our exploration.

Presenter: Don Ball

Teacher Ball has learned from decades of experience in art education with both gallery and classroom experience. Making looking at art a hands-on activity transformed curriculum for students.

Don Ball received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence from the former teacher in 2017.

"Don generates situations where students are able to confront new ways of making and seeing while realizing meaningful connections to personal, social and ethical issues."

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Suitable for: Middle Years, Senior Years


Sessions - 3:45 PM-4:45 PM

After Conference - AGM

MAAE annual general meeting. New executive will be voted in as well as the sharing of past and future plans and budgets.

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery

Time: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Suitable for: All Educators