Canadian Society for Education through Art:Visual Reviva!
Natalie LeBlanc, Kit Grauer and Anna Ryoo travelled to Halifax, Nova Scotia to present at the Canadian Society for Education through Art’s (CSEA) annual conference entitled “Visual Reviva!” While there, they had the opportunity to present their research among some of the most leading art educators in Canada and they participated in many other events in celebration of art education including a reception at the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University and an evening cruise around the harbour.
Natalie LeBlanc and Kit Grauer presented “The Bully Files: GIFTS & Social Emotional Learning” in which they discussed the experiences of two youths, aged 14 and 17, who took part in “The Bully Files,” a community-based film school and scholarship program for students under the age of 18 who have been greatly affected by bullying in their everyday lives. Natalie and Kit recounted the experiences of the students who had the opportunity to meet other students with similar experiences and some of the difficulties that surfaced in their journey to find their voice as young filmmakers.
Citizens of Tomorrow, experiences at CSEA
“The best part about CSEA is that you get to be around Canadian art educators across Canada as well as those who have moved down to the States and other parts of the world. This year Dr. Grauer has also received Lifetime Honorary membership from CSEA.” (Anna Ryoo)