May 26, 2018
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Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium to host teacher workshop

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium will hold a workshop for teachers throughout the state at the University of Maine on Saturday.

The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 107 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building. The day’s events are free and open to the public, but tailored specifically for teachers in a variety of subject areas who want to learn how to integrate SISS activities into their teaching and enhance curricula.

Teachers from kindergarten through grade 12, and those in areas such as art, science, math, social studies, language arts and cultural studies, are welcome to attend.

Jesse Salisbury, the SISS art director, will present a slide show of portfolios for each of the eight sculptors participating in this year’s symposium, discuss the historical background of Maine’s quarries and the quarrying industry, and present works from the 2007, 2009 and 2011 symposia.

Daniel Lux, a faculty member in UMaine’s department of earth sciences, will speak about the history of Maine granite.

Former SISS sculptors Mark Herrington of Franklin and Jim Boyd of New Brunswick will be on hand to discuss their experiences at the symposium. A panel of teachers who participated in education programs through previous symposia also will speak about their experiences.

There also will be a tour of the UMaine art department’s sculpture studio along with demonstrations and meet-and-greet opportunities with UMaine sculpture faculty members.

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