Huntington Arts Council 2013 Teacher Workshops

Registration is $20.00 per class and can be done here

All workshops will be held at:

Huntington Arts Council
Main Street Petite Gallery
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-8423 X14

Tuesday, October 15
Storytelling Connections to the Common Core
Storyteller Heather Forest

Artist:  Heather Forest Ph.D. is an award winning storyteller, educator and author of 17 children’s books and recordings.  Heather performs nationally and internationally and works in professional development for educators.

This  workshop for educators explores the art of storytelling as a medium to support the NYS Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.  Utilizing the content of multicultural folktales, participants will examine a range of creative language arts activities that can help students to identify details, make inferences, evaluate facts, predict outcomes, and support conclusions based on story elements.  Participants will engage in a writing exercise and talk about how to bring these skills to the classroom and use existing texts in the teachers personal classroom library.


Tuesday, October 22
Creating Portraits from history, culture and imagination
Painter and Curator David Martine

Artist:  David Martine Director/Curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and award winning painter of Native Americans and Landscapes.

David will talk about his background of belonging to 2 nations (Shinnecock/Montauk and Chiricahua/Fort Sill Apache) and his Hungarian roots in the United States.  An overview of the new living Wikun Village  at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and the museum collection will be given (which includes David’s portraits of known Native Americans from history).  Participants will watch how David begins a portrait project with reference and then create their own portraits using reference and drawing tools.  Bring your preferred drawing  tools and paper!


Wednesday, October 30
“Indian Block Printing Trends and Traditions”
Artist Puneeta Mittal

Artist:  Puneeta Mittal painter and exhibiting ceramic artist will discuss the ancient art of Indian Block Printing and current trends in modern fashion/textile design and how these trends relate back to patterns Indian designer have been using for centuries. The hands on workshop will demonstrate simple solutions to create your own stamp for block printing on fabric. The printing can be a simple single color stamping or with use of multiple stamps with more complicated multicolor designs. The same technique can be applied to other mediums such as, paper, clay, leather, metal,etc.