November 1, 2010
- Following the viewing of Breaking Boundaries and tour of the exhibition Sticky Fingers, Dan Brown of Olean Middle School brought his entire sixth-grade class (150 students) to the Quick Center for a viewing of the movie followed by a tour of the exhibition. Students enjoyed the exhibition, were inspired by Alex’s work and showed their appreciation by reflecting on their experience through a Lego project.
- The idea for an exhibition for local children diagnosed with autism came from a conversation with a few teachers with talented children in their classrooms diagnosed with autism. This later became the exhibition, “Artist First."
- Teachers offered suggestions in the suggestion box, where they asked for more hands-on workshops in future PD Days. Teachers also asked if the Quick Center could host more than one PD Day a year, leading to the March 2 “Mini” PD Day – which ended up being not-so-mini.
- Teachers requested more information on Constance Pierce’s presentation Imaging Journal, leading to a hands-on workshop by Prof. Pierce at the March 2 PD Day, then leading to the summer workshop for art teachers, sponsored by the Quick Center.
- The presentation by Nicole Shields, Shaving Cream Mandala, inspired Education Assistant Miranda Earley to create a lesson for Challenger visitors to the Quick Center to create their own planet, using shaving cream, watercolor paint and stickers.
- The presentation by Dan Brown on printmaking inspired Education Assistant Miranda Earley to create a lesson for Family Day: creating note cards using printmaking techniques. This, in turn, spread to the SBU Family Picnic and the ArtMobile’s Summer Library Program.