Julien Tomasello  MFA, MAT

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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


WORKSHOP 

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.


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JULIEN TOMASELLO MFA, MAT PRESENTS:


HOW EDUCATORS CAN CREATE AN LGBT-INCLUSIVE

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT


Podcast Presentation

Duration:  25:21 


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.


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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

​www.christies.edu


"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."

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