“FACE-TO-FACE” Spring Professional Development

Please come to our “face-to-face”


Sponsored by the Alabama Art Education Association

WHEN:      Thursday, April 8th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:    The Shelby County Arts Council at Old Mill Square
105 West College Street,
Columbiana, Alabama, 35051 

COST:        $10 ($5 for undergraduate/graduate students)


Please print out, complete the Registration Form below, and mail it to this address with your payment by check:

Claire Caldwell, April Professional Development
2521 Countrywood Trace
Vestavia, Alabama    35243 

 Please make checks payable to the Alabama Art Education Association

 You may also complete the form, scan it, and email it to:
        Claire.Caldwell@acsboe.org or claire.caldwell@charter.net.

   *If scanning, please mail your payment to secure your registration!*

We will meet in the Black Box Theatre at the Arts Council facility. All Covid-19 restrictions will apply and therefore we have a maximum of 60 spaces available! Please submit your registration and plan for your substitutes today! Please check with your Administrators, your Board of Education, and your school PTO, any of which may be able to cover your substitute for the day!

This will be a casual day with light refreshments offered and lunch on your own. Our schedule is developing and will include these highlights:

  • Iron Pour Demonstration by Teaching Artist Nelson Grice
  • UAB Drawing and Painting Professor Gary Chapman – “Expressive Charcoal Mark-Making”
  • A Tour of the Beautiful Shelby County Arts Council Facility
  • Elementary and Secondary Level Lesson Demonstrations
  • Kim Kirklin, Director, and Helene Taylor, Visual Artist, Of the UAB Institute for Arts In Medicine
  • A Look at the 2021 Alabama High School Juried Art Exhibit 
  • In the EBSCO Fine Art Gallery
  • Breakout Discussions/Commiseration on Teaching in the Age of Covid-19
  • Lesson Swap and Your Best “Art Hacks” Shared

You will receive confirmation of your registration and a schedule of events by April 8. Please direct any inquiries to Claire Caldwell, 

Art Instructor at Thompson Middle School, Alabaster City Schools, at Claire.Caldwell@acsboe.org orclaire.caldwell@charter.net.  Feel free to call Claire at (205) 222-2601.

We Hope to See You There!



         Thursday, April 8th, 2021    ​​​​10 a.m.to 4 p.m.    

The Shelby County Arts Council at Old Mill Square, Columbiana, AL  35051

Your First and Last Name _________________________________________________

Your Contact Phone Number: ______________________________________________

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student? _____________________________

Your Mailing Address ____________________________________________________



Name of the school(s) where you teach (or attend) __________________________


Name of your School System ______________________________________________

What Grade(s) do you teach? ______________________________________________

Please list the various teaching methods you have used in the last year (virtual, cart, face-to- face, etc.)________________________________________________


What is your school email address? _________________________________________

What is your personal email address? _______________________________________

Are you a member of the Alabama Art Education Association? ______________

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Please list 2 or 3 of your “Best Art Teacher Hacks,” or time – space – supply-saving – decorating – displaying tips/tricks that you have found useful in the classroom!____________________________________________________________________









*Please attach a copy of a favorite lesson plan or activity, or send one in any format with this Registration Form, so that we may share it with our colleagues who attend this event.This information will be shared electronically or on paper.*

Mail this Registration Form along with your lesson and your payment of $10

($5 for students) to:

Claire Caldwell, April Conference
2521 Countrywood Trace
Vestavia, AL, 35243.

Please make checks payable to the Alabama Art Education Association

You may also scan and forward this information to Claire.Caldwell@acsboe.org or claire.caldwell@charter.netIf scanning your form, please mail your check to secure your registration!

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