Garden Grove Unified School District

Staff Development - Art Grades K-8 Only

Visual and Performing Arts

Grades TK/K only


October 10, 2016
Course #:  VAPA101016
AUDIENCE:  TK/K Teachers Only
Location:  Edgar MPR
Time:  3:30 - 5:00 pm
Limit:  30
Visual Art Exploration for TK/K Classrooms

Content Objective:  

This workshop will give teachers instruction on introducing some of the basic elements and principles of art.  We will primarily be working with tempera cake/watercolor techniques, but will also be exploring other media that will foster creativity in the classroom.  (This is a repeat of the Super Week training)​



Georgia O’Keefe Inspired Flowers


December 1, 2016

Course # VAPA120116

Instructor: Matt Franklin

Audience: TK/K Teachers Only

Location: Annex Conference Room

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Limit: 30


Exploring the Elements of Art – Color, Line and Space


Content Objective: We will be looking at artist Georgia O’Keefe’s techniques in using line, space and color to create a well-balanced composition. Having students see their surroundings from a different perspective will be a key topic. Each attendee will create a large detailed flower painting to use as an example in their classroom.




Synectic Trees


December 8, 2016

Course # VAPA120816

Instructor: Matt Franklin

Audience: 1st - 6th grade Teachers

Location: District Office - Staff Development Room

Time:  3:30  - 5:00pm

Limit: 30


Content Objective: Using the process of design synectics, students will discover that different styles of art can be united in a composition. Participants will develop a pictorial composition of trees that symbolically or metaphorically stand for those in a physical world. This will be a hands-on workshop, exploring the use of oil pastels with a watercolor wash.




Tantalizing Tessellations - Art/Math Integration at its Best


February 2, 2017

Course # VAPA020217

Instructor: Matt Franklin

Audience: 4th - 8th grade Teachers

Location: District Office - Annex Conference Room

Time:  3:30 – 5:00 pm

Limit: 30


Content Objective: Tessellations are designs that fill the page, without gaps or overlapping, to form a pattern that completely takes up the space.   M.C. Escher was a master at taking these math concepts and turning them into intriguing artwork. Participants will study these concepts and apply them to their own creative designs in this hands-on art workshop.