Sandy will give a short biography and show examples of her work.
Overview of program: The arts range from drawing to dancing, music to theater among other creative endeavors. As such they are critical to many careers not just the primary arts. Obvious careers in the arts as well as not so obvious careers that require the creativity of the arts will be the focus of the discussion.
Heart of the program: Beginning with images of my art and photographs showing my work as a wildlife photographer, we will discuss the day to day of what I do know. From there we will incorporate a discussion about how my science background gave me perspective to develop my arts. Discussion will include role of biology, math, anatomy, chemistry and physics as well as social studies in my art. Then we will discuss careers with an art focus from architecture to zoology and drawing to theater!
Conclusion: Reemphasizing important points
Arts are a vital contributor to all careers whether the main focus or a creative way of understanding the world.
Variety of careers where a strong arts background is required.
Arts in your life, even if they are not your main career, provide balance and perspective.
Participants will be able to:
1. define Arts in the broad sense
2. apply that definition to careers that benefit from the arts
3. list at least 5 careers that benefit from an arts background
NA-VA.9-12.3--Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture.
NA-VA.9-12.5--Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of the Work of Others
Students correlate responses to works of visual art with various techniques for communicating meanings, ideas, attitudes, views, and intentions.
NA-VA.9-12.6--Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis.
NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.
NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
NSS-EC.K-12.6 SPECIALIZATION AND TRADE
When individuals, regions, and nations specialize in what they can produce at the lowest cost and then trade with others, both production and consumption increase.
NSS-EC.K-12.7 MARKETS -- PRICE AND QUANTITY DETERMINATION
Markets exist when buyers and sellers interact. This interaction determines market prices and thereby allocates scarce goods and services.
NSS-EC.K-12.8 ROLE OF PRICE IN MARKET SYSTEM
Prices send signals and provide incentives to buyers and sellers. When supply or demand changes, market prices adjust, affecting incentives.
NSS-EC.K-12.9 ROLE OF COMPETITION
Competition among sellers lowers costs and prices, and encourages producers to produce more of what consumers are willing and able to buy. Competition among buyers increases prices and allocates goods and services to those people who are willing and able to pay the most for them.
NSS-EC.K-12.13 ROLE OF RESOURCES IN DETERMINING INCOME Income for most people is determined by the market value of the productive resources they sell. What workers earn depends, primarily, on the market value of what they produce and how productive they are.
NSS-EC.K-12.14 PROFIT AND THE ENTREPRENEUR
Entrepreneurs are people who take the risks of organizing productive resources to make goods and services. Profit is an important incentive that leads entrepreneurs to accept the risks of business failure.
Please reference the National Standards provided above.