Extracting the Essence: Creating Meaning from Text and Imagery Through Art Making


Kathy Reed
4:30–7:30 PM
For teachers of grades 6–12

Kathy Reed will lead a hands-on workshop for teachers of middle to high school level students in the creation of a simple accordion-folded book, and the making of pages that are an intuitive response to a text or image. We will use the medium of collage, and experiment with different methods and techniques. Advice will be given for integrating this into your curriculum.

The workshop will feature a look at Heather Ryan Kelley’s exhibit in the AcA’s Main Gallery, Quiddity, and a discussion of the tradition of vanitas painting. We will explore the use of symbolic and metaphoric elements in art making, and how to respond non-verbally to the written word, as we craft our books.

Participants will leave with a packet of helpful information about art terms, collage techniques, and ways to generate artistic ideas.

Professional Development Workshops Through AcA

Professional Development Workshops demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts.

Fee: $5 per registrant. LPSS educators: FREE! (paid by LPSS)
All materials and a light meal included.
Most workshops carry CLU credit.
Workshop locations vary.

To register, call 337-233-7060 or email Bree@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org.
Or register on LPSS’ WisdomWhere.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are the central cultural hub of Acadiana, an eight-parish region comprised of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. From our origins as an arts council established in 1975, we have transformed into one of the largest arts organizations in Louisiana. AcA’s public facility is in the heart of downtown Lafayette featuring an intimate theater, large museum-quality galleries, as well as workshop, rehearsal, and office spaces.