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Susan Striker

Young at Art® is a philosophy that I developed and refined over many years as an Art Educator, School Administrator, and author. In my talks and books I demonstrate the crucial link between art and early literacy as well as how art can be used to teach other subjects, such as math, literature and history. Creative, flexible thinking is the key to creating a meaningful life.” – Susan Striker

About the Artist

Susan Striker is an award-winning master art educator and best-selling author of the Anti-Coloring Book® series, with over one million books in print all over the world. In 2008 Susan was named by the Connecticut Art Education Association, Outstanding Elementary Art Educator, for significant contributions to the field of art education. Sue taught elementary school art in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she won the Distinguished Teacher Award.  Susan’s Young at Art® curriculum for preschool and Kindergarten art was awarded Connecticut's Celebration of Excellence for Creativity in the Classroom.

All of Susan Striker’s workshops reflect The National Art Standards and tie directly to literature as well as other important areas of the curriculum, including STEM and multi-cultural studies. 

Art Workshops for Children

Susan Striker’s specialties are stimulating critical thinking, choice-based learning and creativity. She has written several books and articles that have been loved by children, and their parents and teachers for decades. All of her art workshops address the National Art Standards and relate to literature. Many also enrich learning in math, science, social-emotional issues and multi-cultural studies.

Young at Art® is a lively, multi-media, age appropriate curriculum for children from pre-school thru early elementary school. Choose to feature Color Magic and/or Ship Shapes, to focus early art experiences that support and enrich learning in the areas of literacy, math, science. Each program is ideally an 8 project Residency, but can be adapted for a one-time appearance.

Passport to Art is a hands-on program offering a chance to travel all over the world without leaving home via hands-on art activities.  Multi-media, art projects representing the arts and crafts of ancient Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Native America, Panama, India, Africa and China. Or choose from one workshop that focuses on an area or self-design an Artist Residency teaching about the art of the world and culminates with each participant “publishing” a bound book. This program is easily adaptable for children ages 8 thru 18. One autographed copy of the full color, 183 page published book that includes a full year of art in a curriculum easily adaptable to age 6 -16, Passport to Art will be donated to the school library.

Master Artists is a series of literature-based art activities that introduce the modern masters through storybooks that deal with them as people as well as artists.  Hands-on art activities give students an opportunity to experiment with the ideas that each artist originated.

Choose one artist or self-design an Artist Residency teaching several artists in a Residency that culminates with each participant “publishing” a bound book. One copy of the full color, 109 page published book that includes a full year curriculum, easily adaptable for ages 6-16, Meet the Masters will be donated to the school’s library.

Transformations, An Anti-Coloring Book® Workshop is a hands-on, choice-based, multi-media activities begin with a literature-based introduction that gets students excited about using their imaginations in a risk-free environment.  Multiple drawing and/or painting projects that encourage creativity are fun and freeing for participants of all. Ages, six thru 60.

 Autographed Anti-Coloring Books® will be available for sale.

Weaving Workshop is a literature-based activity and/or series of sequential activities that also enrich other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, and multi-cultural studies. From simple paper weaving to weaving with yarn on a loom, basket weaving and weaving in the round. Choose a sequential series Residency or a one-time event that focuses on creating one weaving project. 90 minutes required for every participant to leave with a finished project.

Days of the Dead is a workshop that explores the rich culture of this unique Mexican holiday. It begins with an engaging story that expresses the heart of the holiday and follows-up with a hands on activity that can be completed during a 60-90 minute workshop.

ART-Rithmetic® STEM Workshop allows the host to choose from a relevant area of your math curriculum and plan a personalized workshop with Susan Striker in which she teaches math thru art, an ideal approach to enriching the subject for visual learners as well as all students.

Teacher Workshops

Susan Striker’s specialties are stimulating critical thinking, choice-based learning and creativity. She has written several books and articles that have been loved by children, and their parents and teachers for decades. All of her art workshops address the National Art Standards and relate to literature. Teacher workshops explore the many ways an understanding of age-appropriate art help teachers contribute to and enrich their students’ literacy and learning in other areas including math, science, social and emotional issues and multi-cultural studies.

Young at Art® is a curriculum for teachers of children from pre-school thru early elementary school that demonstrates how crucial age-appropriate, early art experiences are in a child’s education and how these experiences support and enrich learning in the area of literacy. This is a series of literature-based, multi-media, age-appropriate activities. All teachers are given a hand out which includes a review of the highlights of the workshop as well as a full semester’s curriculum to help them utilize this unit in their classrooms.

Passport to Art is a hands-on program offering a chance to travel all over the world without leaving home via multi-media, hands-on activities representing ancient Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Native America, Panama, India, Africa and China. Choose one workshop or a series of eight workshops that provide hands-on activities from each culture. Or choose one workshop to feature the art and culture of just one area or an overview of the series.  One copy of the full color, 183 page published book that includes a full year of art in a curriculum easily adaptable to age 6 -16, PASSPORT TO ART will be donated to the group.

Master Artists is a series of literature-based art activities that introduce the modern masters through storybooks that deal with the social and emotional characteristics, as well as the art, that make each artist special and unique. Hands-on art activities give participants an opportunity to experiment with the ideas that the artist originated. One copy of the full color, 109 page published book that includes a full year curriculum, easily adaptable for ages 6-16,  MEET THE MASTERS will be donated to the group.

Transformations, An Anti-Coloring Book® Workshop is a hands-on, choice-based activities demonstrate for teachers a fully literature-based art program designed to stimulate imaginations in a risk-free environment.  Multiple drawing and/or painting projects that encourage creativity are fun and freeing for participants of all ages.  Recommended for teachers of ages six and up. Autographed Anti-Coloring Books® will be available for sale.

Weaving Workshop is a literature-based activity and/or series of sequential activities that also enrich other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, and multi-cultural studies. From simple paper weaving to weaving with yarn on a loom, basket weaving and weaving in the round. Choose a sequential series Residency or a one-time event that focuses on creating one weaving project. 90 minutes required for every participant to leave with a finished project.

Days of the Dead is a workshop that explores the rich culture of the Mexican holiday. It begins with an engaging story that expresses the heart of the holiday and follows-up with hands on activity that can be completed and taken back to share with students.

ART-Rithmetic® presents a revolutionary new concept that teachers can use art to improve their teaching of math. Choose from a relevant area of areas of your math curriculum and plan a personalized workshop with Susan Striker.

1 Professional Development Workshop (90 Minutes) $370
Back-to-Back Professional Development Workshops (90 Minutes, 90 Minutes) $835
Full Day Professional Development Workshops $2,785
1 Student Workshop (90 Minutes) $465
Back-to-Back Student Workshops (90 Minutes, 90 Minutes) $742
1 Residency Day (Up to 4, 90 Minutes Workshops) $1,390
3 Residency Days (Up to 4, 90 Minutes Workshops) $3,715
5 Residency Days (Up to 4, 90 Minutes Workshops) $5,570
Ant-Coloring Book Programming No Fee with Purchase of Books

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