SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2013

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All Levels Stevie Mack and Nancy Walkup with the family of Agustin Cruz Prudencio at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Changing Lives through FolK Art S Nancy Walkup choolArts magazine and CRIZMAC Art and Cultural materials are offering two culture-based seminars in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2013: Celebrating Pueblo Art and Culture, July 3–9; and Folk Art Extravaganza, July 10–16. The goal of these seminars is to help participants interact with people of different cultures in ways they might not be able to as a casual visitor. When else could you personally meet and work with artists from different cultures? When else could you collect photographs, personal stories, and culture-based art? The best part is, our seminars are not just limited to art teachers or other educators—anyone interested is invited to join—but teachers will certainly have meaningful experiences that they can take back to their classrooms. Both seminars will include interactions with artists, museum visits, lesson plans, open studio, some meals, lodging at the beautiful Inn of the Governors, and forty hours of professional education credit. Celebrating Pueblo Art and Culture, July 3–9, 2013 Participants meet and work with Pueblo artists, with a focus on clay. We will work directly with a Pueblo potter who will bring clay she has prepared herself and have the opportunity to participate in a traditional firing at her pueblo. We will also work with other Pueblo artists, as well as visit museums and other cultural sites. Folk Art Extravaganza, July 10–16, 2013 Participants have the opportunity to meet and work with incredible folk artists, participate in multiple hands-on activities, enjoy museum visits, and attend the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Participants will have a depth of experience with a variety of cultures. The International Folk Art Market The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market will be celebrating its tenth year in 2013 and will be bigger and better than ever. Though not originally intended as a development project, the market has impacted the lives of artists from all over the world by creating a sustainable market for their wares. Artists' work is juried to participate, but participation is not limited to selling artworks. Invited artists also receive training in marketing, booth display, pricing, and how to tell their stories. They may also meet and develop relationships with wholesale buyers to expand their markets. The success stories are amazing, as are the opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections through folk art. During last year's seminar, our group not only had the opportunity to visit the market, but we were also able to participate in a number of hands-on projects related to the market. We created personal quilt squares, retablos, weavings, and cut-paper designs. Tricia Stoddard brought Ralli quilts from Pakistan to share with our group. We were also visited by the family of Agustin Cruz Prudencio, from Mexico, who make hand-carved and hand-painted wooden figures. They demonstrated their processes, and we were amazed to discover how much the work was the result of family collaboration. We hope you will consider participating in one (or both) of these unique opportunities. For registration and further details, please go to www.crizmac. com/travel.cfm. schoolartsonline.com 31

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