Merging Skill Building and Conceptual Making Region 10 Fine Arts Summit, Richardson, TX | This session will demonstrate building lessons around self-reflective, conceptual inquiry while facilitating skill building. We will model and practice effective methods for teaching foundational drawing skills and discuss how those skills can be incorporated into lessons that encourage students to develop a unique, artistic voice while making work that is self-reflective and communicative. This is great for visual art teachers with Art 2 or Pre-AP courses encouraging skillful, authentic artmaking practices in their students.
Authentic Art-Making for the AP Classroom Texas Art Education Association Conference, McCallen, TX | November 9th, 2018 This presentation will provide teaching strategies and digital tools designed to increase student and teacher productivity in the classroom, allowing both teacher and student to focus on individualized growth and making.
Alignment and Conceptual Thinking in Art 3 Texas Art Education Association Conference, McCallen, TX | November 8th, 2018 This session demonstrates how a Pre-AP 2 and Drawing 3 teacher devised an open-ended curriculum that not only encourages students to explore a variety of media and concepts, but also differentiates learning goals for self-assessment.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Curriculum Slam (featured presenter) National Art Education Association Conference Chicago, IL | March 19th, 2016 Teachers from across the country share curriculum in a fast, functional, and fun format. Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Teacher Advisory Committee, each performative presentation introduces fresh activities and artmaking approaches. Emceed by Lydia Ross and James Rees.
Leading by Example: Teachers as Artists, Researchers, and Writers (co-presenter) National Art Education Association Conference Chicago, IL | March 19th, 2016 This session highlights the importance of thinking about ourselves as artists, researchers, and writers before teachers. In order to model creative thinking to our students, we must be participating in the process of making work.
Art Education without Authority National Art Education Association Conference Chicago, IL | March 18th, 2016 Designing lessons following concept instead of steps, and creating a curriculum that allows students to take control of their creative process so you become an assistant to dynamic student artists.
B.Y.O.B. Art History North Texas Mensa Regional Gathering Grapevine, TX | November 27th, 2015 Justin Clumpner is an artist, educator, and former bartender that has combined his love of art history, education, and drinking into a lighthearted and slightly NSFW presentation. The entirety of art history’s “Western canon” will be discussed from ancient cave painting through modern art in about an hour. Like an entire college semester up, over & out, this lecture is both humorous and a spectacle; and like anything else, it’s better with a good drink in hand.
Art Education without Authority Texas Art Education Association Conference Galveston, TX | November, 2015 Designing lessons following concept instead of steps, and creating a curriculum that allows students to take control of their creative process so you become an assistant to dynamic student artists.
B.Y.O.B. Art History: The Surrealists Kettle Art Gallery Dallas, TX | October 1st, 2015 Arts educator Justin Clumpner has the right idea — pairing anything with booze, especially art history, makes it infinitely better. Round up those stray cans of beer in the fridge or scrape together quarters for a sixer of something cheap, and bring it up to Kettle Art on Thursday for BYOB Art History. Clumpner will present a lightning-fast, “speed-reading” version of art history, from cave drawings to 2015, after which the gallery will screen award-winning short films from Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp in keeping with Kettle’s current surrealist exhibition. More at kettleart.com. By Amy McCarthy
B.Y.O.B. Art History: Myth America Edition Kettle Art Gallery Dallas, TX | May 14th, 2015 B.Y.O.B. Art History is back! And it's kicking off one last weekend of the "Myth America" exhibit in its extended run, held over through Saturday, May 16. Join host Justin Clumpner and his fellow "Myth America" artists for a fun and enlightening evening of informal discussion on the history of art this Thursday, May 14, at 7:30pm.
Vertical Teaming: From Seventh Grade to Senior Year (co-presenter) National Art Education Association Conference New Orleans, LA | March 27th, 2015 Two teachers share their curriculum re-design in Pre-AP and AP classes. The vertical alignment starts with the middle school student and follows him/her to the AP portfolio.
B.Y.O.B. Art History: Ancient Egypt Kettle Art Gallery Dallas, TX | April 24th, 2014 Join us for the second installment of BYOB Art History. Artist and educator Justin Clumpner will lead a casual discussion on the art and culture of ancient Egypt. Bring your favorite beverage and maybe a chair. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. We will begin promptly at 7:30.
B.Y.O.B. Art History Kettle Art Gallery Dallas, TX | March 13th, 2014 Rockwall High School art teacher Justin Clumpner – whose work is part of the current three-man “Love, Death + Desert” exhibition at the gallery – will be dropping his knowledge of art history as part of the Deep Ellum gallery’s newest series. The initial installment will give a broad overview of the entire series including topics from prehistory to post-modernism. Bringing your own beers, and chairs, is recommended. -- Cory Graves
Art/Technology/Cinematography (co-presenter) National Art Education Association Conference Fort Worth, TX | March 8th, 2013 Utilizing the narrative qualities of canonical art historical works, this session discusses the steps needed to create a film with art 1 students from concept to an edited film.
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