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Reading Art Enriches Writing

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

art and literacy

Presented by Cheri Sterman, Crayola Director of Education, with Kristen Walter, Crayola Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist
Sponsored by Crayola


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Explore how art and literacy are intrinsically linked and enrich each other. Viewers will read children’s artwork, decode the drawings and paintings for meaning, and use the art as a springboard for many types of writing—descriptive, persuasive, expository, poetry, and narratives.

Viewers will have epiphanies, seeing how art inspires self-expression with vivid vocabulary, compelling characters, stunning scenes and dramatic plots. Become immersed in this creative process and be inspired to bring the insights of art enriching literacy into your school.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Dive deeply into insights from children’s artwork to extract meaning and intent
  • Use images as springboards for various types of writing
  • Explore author voice through different writer roles, transforming for different audience and presentation formats

Special Invitation: As special recognition, educators who share their own artwork and an accompanying narrative will receive a complimentary gift from Crayola. Fifty members of the Champion Creativity community who post their artwork and narrative in the Discussion Forum, “Reading Art Enriches Writing” will receive 24 boxes of 16 ct. Crayola Colored Oil Pastels. While we’d love to see and read your submissions wherever you live—shipping this gift is only applicable for members in the U.S. and Canada.

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cheri sterman crayolaCheri Sterman has worked with educators around the world, using creative experiences to build global understanding. These sessions start with making personal connections to global roots and inquiries to find personal connections and common interests. Art is a powerful strategy for visualizing the places, people and issues around the world—finding what is universal and unique. Cheri has presented this seminar to diverse groups including art educators, early childhood educators, classroom teachers and administrators. Participants gain teaching strategies and curriculum connections.



Kristen WalterKristen Walter works closely with educators throughout the country leading art integration professional development. Through her innovative teaching and leadership style, she actively engages participants using personal experiences and visualizations as springboards to new and inventive ideas. Kristen immerses educators in the creative process motivating them to inspire colleagues and students.








Art-infused education builds 21st Century skills. Crayola helps parents and educators raise creatively alive children.



Tuesday, August 30, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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