Mount Saint Mary College’s Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL) will present a workshop for educators on the Picturing Writing literacy method from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30.
Sessions run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Fluet Family Auditorium in Hudson Hall at the Mount’s campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y. The fee includes all art materials required for the workshop, as well as instructional materials and posters. No art experience is necessary.
This year’s workshop will focus on time of day, weather, animal poetry, and animal stories. The cost for the workshop is $1,250. Graduate credit is available for an additional fee. Contact Rebecca.Norman@msmc.edu for more information and registration options.
Picturing Writing is a dynamic art-and-literature-based approach to writing designed to meet the needs of the students with diverse learning styles. Through the use of simple hands-on art experiences, the study of quality picture books, and an on-going Artist/Writers Workshop, this innovative approach to literacy learning gives students access to multiple modalities for thinking and expressing their ideas. It allows all students to enter the reading and writing process from a position of personal strength and enthusiasm. Picturing Writing provides an enticing, year-round, alternative pathway into literacy learning guaranteed to engage reluctant readers and writers.