Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008 Maryland Art Education Association Conference

Howard County art teachers create their “Personal Place of Piece” for their classrooms during an “Outside The Box” workshop, Spring 08.

This past Friday, October 17, I attended the Maryland Art Education Association Conference at Bates Middle School, in Annapolis. The event was well attended by Maryland's art education professionals. I met a lot of new and interesting people in the cafeteria in between sessions.

Teachers showed great interest in the work that I do with young people and my “Outside The Box” professional development workshops.

There were lots of requests for more information about my Ancestor mask, Paper making/handmade books, Murals and Recycle art projects!

Thank you for your interest! Lets continue our conversation and create an awesome residency for your school community. I can be contacted directly at: Or through
The Maryland State Arts Council
Young Audiences Arts of Learning
I was volunteering at Young Audience's table with Pat Cruz. The real fun began when Pat brought out her T-shirts!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Check this out! I just found it on a google search of my name! This was a great project that is very adaptable to most school and community environments.

"The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County has spearheaded an unusual project designed to build community spirit among students at the DuBois Center and Forest Pines Elementary School in Wake Forest, NC. The innovative visual arts project is designed to build a sense of pride among students, to demonstrate multiple groups working together toward a common goal and to begin a common heritage as the center grows toward its renewed purpose. "Cut from the Same Cloth" is an arts education residency featuring Maryland artist Caryl Henry-Alexander."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

NEA report Artists in the Workforce: 1990-2005.

Artists in the Workforce: 1990-2005.
Artists in the Workforce: 1990-2005 is the first nationwide look at artists' demographic and employment patterns in the 21st century. Artists in the Workforce analyzes working artist trends, gathering new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide a comprehensive overview of this workforce segment and its maturation over the past 30 years, along with detailed information on specific artist occupations.

I want to share this information with everyone. It came out in June 2008 and has great information about our communities.

I encourage your feedback and ideas for action!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Successful Self Portrait Masks@2008 HOCO Summer Art Camp

This SELF PORTRAIT MASK Project provided great opportunities for 4th and 5th grade students to explore developing concepts, sculpture, design, drawing and painting. Each artist created an artwork that is representative of a part of their own self image. Every student had 15 hours to develop and realize the artwork.

Copyright Caryl Henry Alexander 8-20-2008
You are welcome to use the ideas and images with attribution.