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Rick Anderson

601/278-5645
rickandersonart@yahoo.com
www.rickandersonbooks.com
www.rickandersonart.com
Clinton, MS

Anderson is a nationally acclaimed award-winning professional artist, retired arts educator, (K-12 and adjunct art instructor), children’s book illustrator, and motivational speaker/presenter. He offers many artistic and educational opportunities for schools, libraries, arts councils, and literary events from breakout sessions to Young Author Fairs to keynote presentations. He has presented to hundreds of schools throughout the US and Germany promoting literacy through book illustration, studio art workshops, and arts education conferences. His pencil, pen/ink, and painting/2Dimentonal mixed media workshops are very popular with art councils and art organizations. His art can be seen in galleries, and art festivals in Mississippi and throughout the U.S.

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE:

Title: Want to master the fine art of pen and ink drawings? Now you can.
Description: This hands-on drawing workshop will introduce you to the fine art of drawing techniques using pen and ink. With practice and Rick’s guidance you will become more confident and proficient in the elegant medium. Employ expressive techniques, including: hatching, cross-hatching, scribbles, and other mark-making. Learn to use pen and ink to draw various items, such as water, sky, foliage, and buildings. Paint transparent watercolor over one or more of your drawings to emphasize key areas and add dimension. For inspiration, Rick shares famous pen and ink drawings by master artists and illustrators. Begin each day with drawing exercises, before the demonstration of pen and ink techniques. Create several drawings of still-life set-ups, landscapes, and other subjects of your choosing. Expect to create one or two finished drawings by the end of the workshop. Contact Rick for details and a list of materials
Targeted towards:
Arts Specialists/ Visual Art: K-12
Teaching Artists/ Visual Art: K-12

Title: Art Across the Curriculum
Description: This hands-on workshop is designed for classroom teachers to receive professional training in visual arts strategies to enhance learning in reading, math, science, social studies, and language arts. Rick’s workshops are aligned with research- based national and state curriculum standards and strategies. This is a hands-on “Make and Take” workshop. Participants will create art projects they can use in their classroom during their own arts-integrated lessons.
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: K-12
Administrators for: Elementary and Secondary Schools
Arts Specialists/ Visual Art
Teaching Artists/ Visual Art
Instructional time: Negotiable
Maximum number of participants: 20

Title: Using Caldecott and Newbery Award Winning Books as Springboards for Writing & Drawing Activities
Description: Participants will bring a favorite Newbery and/or Caldecott book to this session to use as reference to create a “mini” book. Through a creative process of word selection, each book title will be different. Writing the manuscript, based on the title, will require higher order thinking skills. It can be written as poetry, free verse, or prose. Roughly drawn illustrations will include the book cover, and a minimum of three additional sketches. Teachers can use this workshop as a model for their students to write and illustrate their own picture book.
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: 2-12
Administrators for: Elementary, Middle, & High School
Arts Specialists/ Visual Art
Teaching Artists/ Visual Art
Instructional time: Negotiable
Maximum number of participants: 20

Title: Using Picture Books with Reluctant (struggling) Readers to Become Lifelong Readers
Description: Referencing a variety of research-based studies, participants will learn how struggling readers can find success through well-written fiction or non-fiction picture books, like Hi-Lo (high-interest, low-readability) books that provide a comfortable, low-pressure approach that are positive for students reading below grade level. Using the information presented as a reference, participants will begin to create one or more books that they can use in their classroom that will help reluctant (struggling) readers begin their journey to become lifelong readers.
In this workshop participants will:
1. Define who may be a reluctant reader
2. Learn how reading aloud to students helps the reluctant reader
3. Learn how parents are reading role models for reluctant readers
4. Learn how to select appropriate books for the reluctant reader
5. Learn how Hi-Lo Books are positive for students who read below grade level
6. Begin to write and illustrate a book(s) that can help a reluctant reader
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: 3-8
Students in grades: 3-8
Administrators for: Elementary and Middle Schools
Arts Specialists/ Visual Art
Teaching Artists/ Visual Art
Instructional time: Negotiable
Maximum number of participants: 20

Title: Arts Integration in the Classroom using iPad
Digital Technology
Description: This hands-on workshop is designed for classroom teachers to receive professional training using art apps with the iPad, to model visual art strategies and enhance learning in reading, math, science, social studies, and language arts. Participants will learn how to acquire basic visual arts skills to include, but not limited to, drawing on the iPad, integrating color, creating good design, layering properties, creating a digital art gallery, saving and printing images.
Targeted towards:
Teachers in grades: 3-12
Administrators for: Upper Elementary to High School
Arts Specialists/ Visual Art
Teaching Artists/ Visual Art
Instructional time: Negotiable
Maximum number of participants: 20

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