Anyway, when reading the magazine I came across an article about their Santa Fe Summer Workshops. Wow, I mean WOW! There were two of them that summer! I signed up for the one titled Pueblo Indian Art and Culture. Nancy Walkup, editor of School Arts Magazine would be leading this opportunity for professional development. WOW! Quick where do I sign?
We met with several Native Americans that shared their art making with us.
In case you were wondering what the front of the church looked like:
We also had the opportunity to visit Native American sculptor Roxanne Swentzell in her studio Tower Gallery.
Where we met and watched Ms. Swentzell work on a commissioned piece, which I believe was for the convention center. WOW! I have seen Roxanne Swentzell's work when visiting the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. AND her work is featured in the art textbooks that I have in my art room! WOW! And you better believe I returned the following summer to see the finished piece installed. Yes, I returned to take the Folk Art Traditions and Beyond Workshop. More on that another time.
Taking time for professional development is a great way to meet other like minded colleagues from around the country to share resources and good times with! I know I have. What will your plans for next summer be? Thanks for reading!