The CVA was thrilled to welcome the Wausau School District's Art Educators for our first ever Expressions Day of Art for Art Educators!
We had 16 Art Educators participate in a day of education, collaboration, and expression!
The educators were treated to a lunch provided by CVA volunteers and board members. They then had an opportunity to walk through the CVA and learn about the services the CVA provides the community.
Each teacher received a packet of information regarding art opportunities coming up in Wausau and Wisconsin this year.
Each teacher also received a sketchbook journal and were led in an art journaling workshop by Nancy Laliberte. Nancy encouraged the educators to remember to take time to focus on themselves and their art so they could be better educators for their students.
After the journaling workshop, the educators had open studio time to work on art using the CVA's tools and materials. They were also invited to work with Valerie Berkely on a collaborative painting or with Ron Hay in the pottery studio to create bowls for the Empty Bowls project. This project is a collaboration between the CVA and The Neighbor's place, and we were glad our art educators were able to participate!
The day concluded with a reception in our loft gallery, where the educators could connect with one another and discuss what they had been inspired to take back to their classrooms!
The CVA would like to thank all the Wausau Schools' art educators for making our first Expressions Day of Art for Art Educators so successful! We appreciate all you do for our young art students!