Inspiring Art-Science Collaboration

Navigate how to integrate science into your art lesson.

What do art and science have in common? Anatomy, color theory, experimentation, the invention of new concepts and techniques, nature, sustainability - to name a few! To give students insights into their commonalities start integrating your science and art programs. In this webinar, you will learn how to navigate collaborative science and art lessons to support your students in gaining enhanced learning experience.

Webinar Objectives

Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to...

  • Learn how to cross-collaborate with art and science.
  • Integrate both science and arts standards and concepts into our lessons.
  • Discover new lesson plans to get your started.

Your Instructor

Nadine Dresbach, Mary Reilly & Naomi Hartl
Nadine Dresbach, Mary Reilly & Naomi Hartl

Nadine Dresbach received her Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Art Education from Kent State University. She began her teaching career at Canton City Schools and Kent State University in Ohio. In 1995 she was hired by Sax Arts and Crafts as an Art Consultant and Category Sales Manager representing School Specialty at conferences and professional development sessions. Nadine also creates artwork and lesson plans for the company. Her other teaching experiences include Instruction and Internship Supervisor for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina as well as work for the Rock Hill and Union County School Districts and St. Ann Catholic School.

Outside activities include past and current memberships in the Ohio Art Education Association, South Carolina Association, Judging for Scholastic Art Awards, work with the Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project of SC and the National Art Education Association. Nadine is currently working full time for School Specialty as a Subject Matter Expert in the Art division. She presents a wide variety of Art education workshops throughout the country for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers and Universities for Pre-Service teachers.

Mary Reilly received her BA with an emphasis in textile design from Mount Mary University in Wisconsin. She studied at the Wetterhoff Institute of Craft and Design in Hämeenlinna, Finland, as well as took numerous post-graduate courses in fine arts. Mary has over 15 years’ experience with Sax Arts & Crafts, developing and shaping a national team of Art Consultants who have conducted art education and professional development workshops to elementary, middle, and high school art educators across the United States and Canada.

Other highlights of Mary’s career include:

  • Executive board member of the Council for Art Education, spearheading the national Youth Art Month celebration.
  • Member of the National Art Education Association and the Wisconsin Art Education Association.
  • Currently employed as the Subject Matter Expert for Sax/Art Division of School Specialty.
  • Presenter at art education workshops throughout the country on a wide variety of art mediums and techniques.

Naomi Hartl has a passion for education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education, where she majored in physical education and minored in biology. She has taught a wide variety of subject areas which include mathematics, biology, practical and applied arts, career guidance, and health and physical education. She started out teaching in her home province of Saskatchewan, Canada and then relocated to Oregon, USA to work with School Specialty. Working with School Specialty has allowed her to pursue her dream of making a difference in the lives of teachers and students by creating safe and successful learning environments. Naomi is the STEM Subject Matter Expert for School Specialty.

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