Julien Tomasello MFA, MAT
Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC) at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION CONFERENCE
October 6th, 2017
William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
From Zigzag to Frankenstein: Teaching Diversity and Inclusion in the Lower School Classroom through Art and Literature
Lead by Julien Tomasello, Art Instructor, After School Program, Friends Select School
This workshop presents two interdisciplinary art lessons that investigate diversity and inclusion. Both use literature as their point of exploration. ZIGZAG SELF-PORTRAIT DOLLS (Pre K - 2nd Grade) introduce students to Robert D. San Souci's children's book, ZIGZAG. Zigzag is a doll made from scraps who is shunned by other dolls because his appearance. Zigzag sets off on a journey to find acceptance. The companion art lesson challenges students to recreate themselves as Zigzag using craft scraps and photo copies of their photographic portraits. Students are encouraged to drastically alter their appearance to experience being different.
FRANKENSTEIN SELF-PORTRAIT CREATURES (3rd - 6th grade) introduces students to Mary Shelley's novel, FRANKENSTEIN. Students develop empathy for the creature who is shunned due to its physical and communicative differences. The art lesson challenges students to create never-before-seen creatures, from scrap and recyclable objects, that incorporate their photographic portraits.
JULIEN TOMASELLO MFA, MAT PRESENTS:
HOW EDUCATORS CAN CREATE AN LGBT-INCLUSIVE
This podcast was completed in December 2015 during my first year in the M.A.T. in Visual Arts Education program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The podcast was a final assignment for the Introduction to Art Education course led by Dr. Barbara Suplee. M.A.T. candidates in the course were tasked with choosing an education-related topic of strong interest and creating an informative and engaging podcast about their subject.
LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, & PRESENTATIONS
CHRISTIE'S EDUCATION, NEW YORK & JULIEN TOMASELLO ANNOUNCE:
Undressing Art + Fashion:
Selections from the book, ART + FASHION: Collaborations & Connections Between Icons, by E.P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello
Guest Lecture by Julien Tomasello
Friday November 4th, 2016
Part of the two-day course, CROSSOVER: HIGH ART, FINE FASHION
11/03/16 - 11/04/16
Presented by Christie's Education, New York
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10020
"Take part in this revealing two-day course that explores the historical and contemporary crossover between the worlds of art and fashion. For registration information, click: Crossover: High Art, Fine Fashion or visit the Chrisite's Education website."