A Day for Art Teachers

Event Details
Presented by
Carnegie Building Rotunda Room
Price Range
FREE for Char-Em ISD Teachers. $25 for Non-Char-Em ISD Teachers.

A Day for Art Teachers


Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
Crooked Tree Arts Center

Crooked Tree Arts Center in collaboration with Charlevoix-Emmet ISD is excited to offer art teachers a day to collaborate, create, and learn. The day will begin with a presentation about a new structure for art classes and ideas to increase student engagement. There will be time in the galleries, time for hands-on creating, and time to collaborate with grade-level round table discussions. SCECHs are available for participants.

The workshop is FREE of charge for teachers in the CharEm ISD. 
For teachers NOT in the Char-EM ISD, a registration fee of $25 is due the day of the event by cash, credit, or check made payable to Crooked Tree Arts Center.

Lunch is provided and included in the registration fee.




Morning Presentation - Kelcey Coveyou, Art Teacher, Harbor Springs Public Schools
Kelcey will share a brand new structure for art classes called "Choose Your Artventure" that has brought about higher levels of student engagement. Kelcey will also share ideas for implementing both small and large changes in your own teaching practices. This presentation is pertinent to elementary and secondary art teachers. In addition, there is a hands-on component to the morning session.

Lunch& Galleries Tour (Lunch is included with your registration)
Megan DeWindt, CTAC Petoskey Site Director, and Liz Erlewine, CTAC Galleries Director, will share programming available to further support your students and teaching. You will tour the Guild Member Salon Show which showcases work created by current CTAC Artist Guild Members.

Afternoon Hands-On Activities
Creation Time - Choose materials and art processes to explore and/or create and discover for use in your own classroom.
Conversation Time - Break into discussion round table groups to focus on problem-solving and answering your questions and concerns.

Meet the Presenter - Kelcey Coveyou
In 1998, Kelcey graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. She began teaching Art in the suburbs of Chicago in 1998. From 2002 to 2003, while still teaching, she traveled in the evenings to earn her Master of Science Degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University.

The 2019-2020 school year is her 22nd year teaching art. She taught art to students in Third-Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth grade. A few years ago, she transitioned to a choice-based model of art education called TAB. TAB stands for Teaching for Artistic Behavior and is a nationally recognized model of art education. This change was the very best move for her students.  Everyday students learn new artistic concepts or techniques, then they each design and create their own works of art. “Everyday my students are innovative and creative, plus their artwork is authentic!” Kelcey says.

“Personally, I love living in beautiful Harbor Springs with my husband, daughters, and 2 rescued dogs. My favorite pastimes include painting, drawing, kayaking, downhill skiing, and spending as much time as possible with my wonderful family!”


For more information, please contact:
Julie Hersha
(231) 547-9947