The Conversation on Education and the Arts series is an annual lecture sponsored by the Montclair Community Pre-K and hosted by Montclair Art Museum (MAM). Past speakers have included educators, scholars, artists, and authors interested in progressive teaching methods: Howard Gardner (2003 & 2012), Leon Botstein (2004), Lillian Katz (2005), Maxine Greene (2006), Eric Carle (2007), Lella Gandini (2008), Philip Yenawine (2009), Faith Ringgold (2010), Claudia Cornett (2011), and Co-Creator and Executive Producer at Nickelodeon, Montclair resident Chris Gifford (2013).
Susan Striker will speak at the 12th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts Lecture. Striker is the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book® series with over one million books in print all over the world. Designed to stimulate creativity and encourage problem solving and critical thinking, the books “help children draw their own pictures as well as their own conclusions about life.” She has had a long, successful career teaching art to young children, taught art education methodology to university students, and developed art curricula. Ms. Striker’s work has been the subject of numerous television shows, both nationally and internationally.
12th Annual Conversation on Education and the Arts: Susan Striker Thursday, November 13, 7 pm
Professional Development Certificates will be available for educators. Sponsored by Montclair Community Pre-K, MAM, and with generous support from Jane and Harvey Susswein.