The emotional and academic experiences of teachers and students during COVID, as well as broader realities in homes, communities and schools, pose challenges for arts educators. This virtual, interactive art session will use a simple drawing methodology to explore individual, collective and systemic realities and responses in the “post-COVID” era. In this session, everyone teaches and everyone learns.

1.5 hour Professional Development certificate available upon request. Advanced registration is required. This session will be recorded and shared with participants who registered in advance.

In this session, you will:

  • Share your own challenges.
  • Build a collective analysis of systemic issues that impact teaching
  • Explore responses
  • Learn a methodology for exploring these issues that might be used with children in the classroom

Carol Barton and Elmira Nazombe are popular educators who have been collaborating since the 1990s, including the “Ah-hah” methodology — focusing on economic, racial and gender justice. elmira and Carol have worked with faith, labor, women’s and community groups on social justice education and advocacy.

They have built U.S.-based and global feminist coalitions for social justice and using popular education as an organizational tool. elmira has been teaching introductory courses in social justice at Rutgers University for the past decade. Carol has led groups in popular silkscreen and art for activism.



Generous support provided by The Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., The Arts Education Endowment Fund in honor of Raymond C. Chambers, Jennifer A. Chalsty, Judy and Stewart Colton, Toby and Leon Cooperman, Mimi and Edwin Feliciano, The Izzo Family, Don Katz & Leslie Larson, McCrane Foundation, Inc., care of Margrit McCrane, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, Albert+ and Katharine Merck+, NJ Advance Media, David & Marian Rocker, The Sagner Companies/The Sagner Family Foundation and an anonymous donor