The "walking dead" in popular culture have transformed from monster to icon, appearing on city streets for "zombie walks." Dr. Bishop will discuss how Day of the Dead processionals compare to zombie walks, and how zombies have been unexpectedly transformed into more than simple, mindless monsters in the 21st century. Bishop’s expertise is sure to inspire participants with ideas for the shoe-decorating workshop which follows. Themes such as zombies, Day of the Dead, and general Halloween images are encouraged.
SUU students in attendance may choose to decorate their shoes in preparation for the zombie-themed October 25th campus event, "The Scream." Participants are encouraged to bring their own shoes to decorate, markers will be provided. White canvas shoes are recommended for the workshop. Please note that artwork added to shoes will be permanent. Light refreshments will be served, and license-renewal credit for teachers is available through the Utah State Office of Education. This event is supported in partnership with SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, the Springville Museum of Art, and the StateWide Art Partnership.
SUU’s Evening for Educators is a professional development program that presents the public and K-through-12 teachers with opportunities to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues.
This event promises to be a great time, and it provides an opportunity for educators to earn licensure credit, connect with each other, and get a new perspective on a prevalent idea in popular culture. www.suu.edu/arts.