This event is the first in a series of conversations with Art Education scholars from Concordia all about the art of learning, making and teaching art. Join Amy Atkinson, a Ph.D Candidate at Concordia in Art Education, an artist and a secondary art teacher she talks with art researchers, art educators and art students about making and mentoring: how art is taught, how art is learned and all the creativ-tea in between.
Our guest is Nancy Long. Nancy is an art educator and Ph.D candidate at Concordia in Art Education.
How can you participate? Attend the discussion in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom webinar or watching live on our YouTube channel.
Amy Atkinson is a Ph.D. Candidate at Concordia in Art Education exploring excellence within the art teacher voice. Amy serves as the co-editor for the Canadian Art Teacher Journal, visual art course developer for Ontario Virtual School and is a member of the Art Education Graduate Association. She has a BA from U of T in Art and Art History and a Masters in International Education from USF. Complementing her studies is an artistic practice exploring sustainability and new materialities through a feminist lens. Her work is shown in Canada and internationally. Amy also serves as a secondary art teacher, a mentor, a tutor and a workshop developer for the visual arts subject.
Nancy Long is an artist and visual art and media teacher at the secondary level for over 20 years. She is pursuing her doctorate in art education at Concordia University. In her artwork, Nancy examines the overlap of nostalgia and memory by reflecting on how they interact with our senses. Her research focuses on engaging high school students to embrace the process over the product, and welcoming mistakes in the art room as learning opportunities. Nancy is also interested in the cross-curricular integration of the arts, and pre-service teacher education. She has recently steered her studio focus back to her first love, drawing.