The Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning presents
at Mount Saint Mary College 
Newburgh, New York

August 12-August 16
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image making

August 12-16, 2024, 8 am-4 pm and August 21, 4 pm -7 pm, $1285*
Hudson Hall Auditorium, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY


Image-Making Within The Writing Process is an alternative approach to teaching writing and strengthening reading that uses collage made from hand-painted papers to support literacy learning. Facilitated within Artists/Writers Workshop, the Image-Making process uses quality picture books as mentor texts and modeling art and writing lessons to teach the ART of writing. Students create carefully crafted picture books, often tied to the science or social studies curriculum, using their own portfolio of hand-painted papers. The art always precedes the writing.

This year’s weeklong Image-Making Summer Institute will focus on reconstructing family immigration stories and is ideal for grades 2-12. Whether teachers have personal or ancestral stories to tell, the week will be dedicated to reconstructing their own family immigration story in both pictures and words. No art experience necessary!

The workshop fee includes all professional development, art materials used during the institute,and instructional manuals, mentor texts, and posters.

* May be taken for graduate credit at an additional cost.  Please contact or call 845-569-3431 for more information and registration options.