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Visual Fitness 4 All: Resilience – with Renee Sandell, PhD

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Visual Fitness 4 All! Join Dr. Renee Sandell for a 2-hour introductory, hands-on, and multisensory workout on Zoom, designed to strengthen your resilience, discernment and creativity. Tues, April 4, 2023 4-6 Pacific, 5-7 Mountain, 6-8 Central, 7-9 EasternJoin Renee for an introductory, hands-on, interactive, and multisensory “workout” on Zoom, designed to strengthen your resilience along with your discernment and creativity.

We will use Renee’s Balanced Way of Seeing® method to explore layers of meaning in Hokusai’s The Great Wave. We will examine the significance of this work and its timely relevance to the Pandemic and our current lives.  Reflecting on past “Great Wave” moments in our lives, we will rediscover sources of resilience needed for the challenging issues in times ahead.

  • Experience a hands-on, interactive art “workout” on Zoom with breakout rooms for sharing insights in community
  • No previous art experience necessary; All levels welcome including visually impaired.
  • Simple materials needed: A piece of white paper and a black Sharpie marker OR a ball of plasticene
  • Resilience Resource PDF will be emailed to support your learning after the event

Tuesday, April 4, 2023:   4-6 PST, 5-7 MST, 6-8 CST, 7-9 EST PM

Photo of smiling dark-haired woman wearing glasses and a stylish black, white and red top. She is sketching in a notebook.Presenter biography: https://visualfitness4all.com/about-renee/

Renee Sandell’s Visual Fitness 4 All®is the result of her over 45 years of art teaching experience in classrooms and museums and includes creating art and presenting at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Renee is founding director of the expeditionary, museum-based SummerVision DC Program, which she designed and has delivered for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for a decade since 2010. Previously Founder/Director/Professor of Graduate Art Education at George Mason University (2004-2014) and Professor of Art Education at Maryland Institute College of Art (1990-2003), in 1980, Sandell was a Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-author of two books on gender issues and a new book Real Lives 21 about contemporary art educators,  Sandell has published numerous articles, book chapters and art curricula.

Winner of the 2019 Lowenfeld Award, Sandell was recognized as 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecturer in Art Education at Miami University and 2013 NAEA National Art Educator, Renee has received numerous awards for her leadership and scholarship on her Form+Theme+Context (FTC)®  and her Marking & Mapping®, an accessible form of visual meaning-making.  Sandell’s Visual Fitness 4 All® for Engaging Creativity and Insight® workshops are designed to nurture envisioning skills for individuals within professional development programs, organizations, health spas, businesses, and other venues.  She teaches classes and workshops for Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts and Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park in Maryland.

Renee’s artistic installations of ink and water-media markings explore the human condition in time, space, and place.  Her Silk Meditations and recent work entitled Virtue Maps reveal positive energies contained in human virtues, reflecting sensory states of consciousness through spiritual expression. Immersed in universal gratitude, these works become meditative mindscapes of visual affirmations needed in our turbulent times.


April 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT




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