2021 Summer Arts Integration Professional Development

Teachers!  The school year is finally over and we hope you’re just as excited for the summer as we are! As you make your summer plans, don’t forget to add Arts Every Day’s Summer Arts Integration Institute to your calendars.  This year’s events will take place the week of August 16 through August 20.  Surround yourself with creativity, gain new techniques to incorporate into your classroom, and leave inspired as we bring you a carefully curated collection of talented teaching artists and arts organizations.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of live-streamed and asynchronous sessions with something of interest for everyone, ranging from art-making studio sessions, information-rich video courses, meditations, keynotes, virtual field trips, and more!

Participants are eligible for up to 2 AUs, with a tiered system of requirements.

Arts Every Day Partner Schools are required to send at least one representative.  But there are no limits this year on how many representatives we can accommodate, so please share this notice widely!

We look forward to welcoming educators to another fun and inspiring conference that will hopefully restore your spirits, kick-start your creativity, and get you excited for the new school year!


Monday, August 16th

Monday, August 16, 2021

9:15 – 9:45am       Conference Welcome and Orientation

10:00 – 10:25am   Keynote

10:30 – 11:30am   Studio Session: Curvy Flow and Dance Therapy

1:00 – 2:00pm        Studio Session: The Improv Toolbox (Session A)

                                  Studio Session: The Improv Toolbox (Session B)

2:15 – 3:45pm       Live Course: Collaboration Lab with Urban Bush Women

Tuesday, August 17th  

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

9:15 – 9:45am     Creative Meditation: The Art of Compassion with Christi Willingham

10:00 – 10:25am   Keynote Presentation: Baltimore Youth Vision for the Arts with Bmore Youth Arts Advocacy Council

10:30 – 11:30am   Studio Session: The Village Bully with Maria Broom

1:00 – 2:00pm       Studio Session: Please Touch the Art: Creating Knowledge Through Tactile Experiences with Samantha Schott                        

2:15 – 3:45pm       Live Video Course: Standing in a Character’s Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Monologues with Mary Hall Surface

Wednesday, August 18th

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9:15 – 9:45am      Creative Meditation: The Art of Integrity with Christi Willingham

10:00 – 10:25am   Keynote Presentation: Honoring Baltimore’s Native Past, Present, and Future with Ashley Minner

10:30 – 11:30am   Studio Session: Vocal Support for Classroom Teachers with Chantel Wright

1:00 – 2:00pm       Studio Session: Finding Rhythm in our Community, One Beat at a Time with Murray Piper

Thursday, August 19th

Thursday, August 19, 2021

9:15 – 9:45am        Creative Meditation: The Art of Letting Go with Christi Willingham

10:00 – 10:25am    Keynote Presentation: Public Art for Pedestrian Safety and Play with Graham Coreil-Allen

10:30 – 11:30am    Studio Session: Let Me Try That Again- Express with Thomas Schultheis

1:00 – 2:00pm        Studion Session: An Introduction to Basic Sewing and Fashion Design with Yele Oladeinde

2:15 – 3:45pm        Live Video Course: Telling Your Story to the Beat of the Blues with Imani Gonzalez

Friday, August 20th

Friday, August 20, 2021

9:15 – 9:45am       Creative Meditation: The Art of Joy with Christi Willingham

10:00 – 10:25am   Keynote Presentation: Rufus Roundtree

10:30 – 11:30am    Studio Session: Psychedelic Expressions with Alisha Marchewka

1:00 – 2:00pm       Studio Session: Comics Journaling: ‘Tooning Up Your Visual/Narrative Skills with C. Ryan Patterson

2:15 – 2:45pm       Final Reflection



For more information about the Summer Arts Integration Institute, AU credit requirements, or our Schools Program, please contact Angela Marroy Boerger at angela@artseveryday.org