Rachel Weaver Rivera
Artist and Art Educator, Founder of Imagine Art Studio

Original Artwork, Professional Development Workshops, Art Instruction

Hands-on Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Please email Rachel at imagineartstudio@sbcglobal.net or call her at 773-203-6659 to schedule your workshop at your site or in the children's art studio space at the Kensington Arts Center. Visit http://www.kensingtonartscenter.org for more information. 

Teacher Workshop Topics

Choose from a variety of exciting hands-on professional development experiences or design your own!  

  • Exploring Expressive Art Materials with Children
  • Creative Portraiture with Young Children
  • Beyond the Easel: Dynamic Possibilities for Children’s Painting
  • The Documentation Process
  • Making Art Together: Collaborative Art in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • A Sense of Wonder: Classroom Connections between Art and Nature

Presented by Rachel Weaver Rivera, Imagine Art Studio:

Creative Portraiture and Symbolic Representation, Chicago Public Schools Early Childhood

Artists as Inspiration for Making Art with Children, Summer Stuff Day Camps

Children, Art & Nature, Chicago Wilderness EC Task Force

Art Appreciation in the EC Classroom, UIC Children’s Center

Key Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach, Chicago Child Care Society

Creating Documentation, Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier

Rooms of Wonder: Where Art and Learning Connect, Illinois Star Net

Roll up Your Sleeves: Exploring Art with Young Children, Oakton Community College Infant Toddler Conference

Meaning and Materials, CPS Community Partnerships

Reconsidering Art in the Classroom, Erikson Institute, at Foundations for Early Learning 

 Rooms of Wonder: Where Art and Learning Connect, Sharing a Vision Conference

Beyond the Easel, CPS Community Partnerships

Exploring Materials with Children, Chicago Public Schools Early Childhood

Creative Portraiture and Symbolic Representation, CPS Community Partnerships

Materials and Meaning, Chicago Zoological Society, Hamill Family Play Zoo, Brookfield, IL

Between Us: Making Art Together, CPS Community Partnerships

That’s Me! Exploring Portraiture with Children, Erikson Institute

Process and Discovery: Exploring Materials with Children, Illinois ASCD Kindergarten Conference

Art Smart: The Power of Art and Connections to Literacy Development in the Early Childhood Classroom, Illinois Star Net 

Telling the Stories of Learning, Documenting, Designing and Exhibiting Children’s Work and Play, Chicago Metro AEYC Conference