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      Arts In Your Classroom in Saratoga

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      March 7, 2020

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      15400 Montalvo Road
      Saratoga, California 95070

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      Arts In Your Classroom

      Now in its 18th year, Arts in Your Classroom is an engaging symposium exploring current topics related to integrated learning and intended for artists, educators, administrators, and members of the community interested in better understanding where arts and creative practice enhance professional and personal development.

      Through the lens of different creative practices and pedagogical techniques, we will further examine our institutional investigation on Social: Rethinking Loneliness Together, and how this topic pertains to the educational sphere.

      At the forefront of these relevant needs across our community, artists, educators, and community organizers will explore and weave together conversations around loneliness as an epidemic, forming meaningful connections, and developing self-fulfillment capacities. Our day will begin with an opening plenary session followed by hands-on, experiential workshops that delve into concepts around personal identity, authentic relationships, community building, and implications of social media on our collective health and wellness. 

      Continuing education credits will be available for those who attend. Keynote:
      In Defense of Human Connection, with Ivan Cash

      As our phones keep us eternally occupied, as online shopping and self-checkout keep us existentially apart, as news and media keep us stuck in divisive rhetoric, and as fear tactics keep us believing “thou shall not talk to strangers,” it’s clear we are living in a time of unprecedented loneliness, distraction, and division.

      So what would a world where everyone actually felt connected to each other look like? What would it take for more people to look up and simply talk to one another? And how might art, design, and creativity play a role in this? 

      Drawing on his experience as a Forbes 30 Under 30 artist, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur, Ivan Cash argues that re-learning the lost art of human connection is our best chance at saving both our sanity and society. This talk offers creative inspiration, including Cash’s work inspiring strangers from 153 countries to draw each other and transforming 30,000 emails into handwritten letters, as well as concrete action plans for overcoming our stranger-danger, digital-first culture. Because human connection, asserts Cash, is the most revolutionary action we can take.About Ivan Cash

      Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and founder of Cash Studios and IRL Labs. His work celebrates the human spirit, exploring themes of connection and belonging in the 21st century.

      His conceptually-driven, genre-bending media projects spark meaningful conversation and impact culture, having been featured in The New York Times, CNN, TIME, The Guardian, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, and The Atlantic, and having received multiple Vimeo Staff Picks and Webby Honors.

      He has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 artist, Adweek Creative 100, an Art Directors Club Young Gun, and a Print New Visual Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and has exhibited internationally. Recently, he was inducted into the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, becoming one of 10 members responsible for selecting all USPS postal stamps.

      He believes talking to strangers can change the world, but nothing would make him happier than if you closed your eyes for 20 seconds and just listened to your breath.Sponsors:

      • Peggy Dozier

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