Dear IASAS Activities Directors and 2021 IASAS Art & Film Teams,
Although most of us are probably focused on making it to the finish line in what has proven to be a very challenging school year, I am writing to bridge the gap between what has been, and what might be, as we look hopefully towards next year’s IASAS Cultural Convention for Art & Film. This email serves as the first formal communication for that event and will be used to introduce the ISB team leaders (see below), as well as to establish email channels and protocols for each specific area going forward. Sorry for the short notice, but if you are able, please complete the name and contact information for your coaches HERE by Monday, May 24th.
Our website is currently under construction, but once up and running in September through the week of the convention in November, it will serve as the internal ‘go to’ place for AD’s, coaches, and in some instances maybe even students, to find all current IASAS Art & Film CC 2021 information. Again our promise to you is that all notices, deadlines, or tasks will first be emailed (through me, or with me copied) with a link and reminder that, following each successive communication, all information will be updated and available on the website for future reference.
In general, please have your coaches error on the side of ‘too much’ information by copying all AD’s on any emails between schools, even if the message seems trivial or specific to your area only. Then remind them to use these same guidelines when reaching out to job-alike coaches/coordinators at the other five schools. For instance, the art teams will need to be in direct communication about work submissions, timelines, and artists but IASAS requires these go through each AD. My take away from past models is that we would create email groups by area, again including the AD’s from each school. Make sense?
Below is a letter from our Art Team, Andy, Basil, and Trista, to share with your art teachers. Note that there is an optional Art Zoom meeting next Tuesday, May 25th. Look for a message from our Film Team, Danny and Rebecca, in the next couple of weeks.
Dear IASAS Art Coach,
Hooray! ISB is hosting the 2021 IASAS Cultural Convention, virtual style.
We are doing our best to plan a most excellent CC!
We are bringing in some amazing artists to share their expertise and artistry with our students.
The 2021 ISB IASAS CC Art Team is Middle School Art teacher, Trista Meisner, and High School Art teachers, Basil Tahan and Andy Snook.
In order for things to go smoothly we could really use your help.
Information for the catalog
The artwork submissions will be similar to years’ past with 25 pieces per school. With up to 12 delegates per school, much of this will be delegate work. We plan to have an online gallery and printed catalog that can (hopefully) be shipped to you in time for the event.
We will be asking for your permission to host one Wednesday afternoon/evening session. This will include a synchronous Zoom and a chance to open up your goodie box of supplies.
This=That Collaborative Project
Students will be riffing off each others’ work using a drawing app. They will work on this throughout the course of the conference. We’ll send out more details closer to November.
Gallery Local/Virtual Visits
The focus for Friday will be looking at artwork. In addition to delegates sharing their own work with each other, a majority of the day will allow time for each school to take advantage of artists and galleries in their area (or virtually, if necessary). We will send our planned itinerary as a guide and resources for engaging with art.
Coffee with Alumni
A new addition to the conference is Coffee with Alumni. We are asking for each school to arrange for one of their alumni who is working in the Arts to create a 10-15 minute video presentation prior to the conference. We will send out a framework for them to use. Our goal for this addition is to open delegates’ eyes to careers in the Arts.
Synchronous Workshops with Artists
We have three amazing artists scheduled to run workshops on Thursday and host studio sessions on Saturday. We are hoping they will be able to work from their personal studios in Thailand. There may be some materials gathering needed on your part, but we will provide most of the required supplies.
We will be hosting a Zoom session on Tuesday, 25 May at 7:00 a.m. BKK and Jakarta time (8:00 a.m. for Manila, KL, Singapore, and Taipei). This is a chance to check in, meet each other, and clarify anything that you may be wondering. We hope you can make it!
Trista Meisner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.