Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art

Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art® is an innovative approach to teaching writing and fostering literacy designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Developed by Beth Olshansky, this evidence-based model uses quality picture books and simple, captivating crayon resist-based art techniques to teach the art of writing.

Immersed in an engaging, high scaffolded creative process during Artists/Writers Workshop, participants will explore 4 different genre units aligned with grade-level standards and curriculum. They will learn to read like a writer and see like an artist. This June, Central Regional Education Association (CREA) and North Dakota Council on the Arts are once again teaming up to provide ND teachers with 3 OPTIONS for Virtual Picturing Writing workshops at GREATLY REDUCED COST! (Limited number of spaces are available.)

  1. June 10-11: For those new to the PW process or those wishing for a refresher – Introduction to Picturing WritingTime of Day (includes new informational writing piece!) and Weather Poetry (poetic forms easily adapted to other content area curriculum). Registration Fee: $100*
  2. June 12-14: Looking for inspiration on how to integrate PW into other areas of the curriculum? Jump into the Picturing Writing Research-Based Animal Trifold and Stories. These highly structured units explore visual as well as text-based research and offer teachers engaging new ways to teach fact-based writing (through poetry and narrative writing). Introduction to Picture Writing (Option 1) or previous experience with PW is highly recommended prior to taking this workshop. Registration Fee: $150*
  3. June 10-14: TAKE BOTH for an even further discounted fee! Registration Fee: $225*

*Registration Fee includes all workshop art & instructional materials (teacher manual for each unit, PW mentor texts, posters & artists frame) shipped directly to you. This workshop has been generously subsidized by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

Workshop is held from 8:00 am – 2:30 PM (CST) on all dates.

Registration closes May 10, 2024.