I hold the retreat every year to thank our hard working high school teachers for the fantastic job they do keeping art alive in our rural areas. They work long hours on low budgets to bring the arts and creative thinking to students of all age levels. I always invite a professional artist to give a lecture/demonstration so that the teachers, who rarely get to work on their own art or talk with other artists, have a chance to visit, relax, have fun as well as learn something new. It is always a great success, as well as helping the teachers gain a one credit hour recertification credit if they choose.
Here are some photos of the teachers who participated this year and the work they produced.
CCCC President Dr. Dannette Toone visited our workshop. She is pictured here on the left, Mara Smith center, and a former relief sculpture student and Concordia community member, Richard Cyphers on the right.
Bennington/Tescott's art teacher, Tamara Constable, works on a relief combining lettering and relief sculpture.