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Wave Pencil Bone: Conjuring Creativity

Date: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT August 8, 2012 Location: Graduate Campus, York 107

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Graduate Campus, York 107

WavePencilBone is guided by the principle that creative work flourishes through new approaches to known forms, and that inspiration is fueled by the integration of poetry, drawing, movement, and sound.

This workshop will provide K-12 teachers with simple time-tested tricks that set the stage for creative problem solving in their classrooms. The practices taught here bring together the fields of writing, art, music and movement, creating the conditions for innovation and revelation in learners young and old.

Participants will:

  • Get comfortable juggling various artistic disciplines and explore the creative potential of combining them.
  • Be trained to lead a K-12 classroom in six creative exercises involving writing/drawing, movement/dance/tableau, and sound making/sound interpreting.
  • Receive materials and explanations of ten additional exercises with similar designs.
  • Design their own creative exercises that involve the combination or hybridization of at least three art forms.
  • Have fun!

Past participants are saying…

 “Great ideas - just when I needed them!”

“The most valuable aspect of this workshop was the experiential learning - each lesson was experienced by participants.”

“It was a bonding experience.”

Workshop Details

Dates:  Wednesday-Thursday, August 8-9, 2012

Times:  1-4 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday

Noncredit/CEU: 7.5 hours, $75; $40 for students.

Registration form (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

David Lochtie is a visual artist, writer and educator. He experiments in hybrid art forms: visual depictions of music, object poetry, word/image combinations, and drawing with the body. Interdisciplinary work with children and adults over two decades has helped him develop tricks and games to conjure creativity in the classroom. David has taught art and the humanities in public schools since 1990 and been included in more than two-dozen exhibitions of artwork in the Pacific Northwest. Visit for more.

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