Twenty-nine participants representing 26 schools at the elementary, middle school, junior high and high school levels attended the 2019 Windgate Summer Art Launch for Arkansas Educators June 10-13 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.
The art teachers received instruction in topics such as shibori dye techniques, handmade paper, papercut design, bookbinding, watercolor, sculpture, art entrepreneurship and Adobe Illustrator.
Program participants also created original works of art and presented them to their peers at the conclusion of the week.
Representatives from Atkins, Bentonville, Cedarville, Clarksville, Concord, Crossett, Cutter, Dover, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Greenbrier, Jacksonville, Scranton, Siloam Springs, Warren and West Memphis traveled to ATU to participate in the workshops.
The professional development program, which was founded in 2018, is made possible through a grant from the Windgate Foundation.
"We are grateful for the support of the Windgate Foundation that made it possible for us to offer these workshops the last two years," said Jessica Mongeon, assistant professor of art at ATU.