Wicked BooksmART Book Group – Art making, Play, and Meaning Making 2022

MAEA is excited to announce this summer’s book for the Wicked BooksmART Book Group.

This summer THE Wicked BooksmART book group will be reading: art making, play, and meaning making  by Sydney walker


A discount code from Davis Publications for 10% off will be shared with participants AFTER registration.
Purchase a physical copy of the book here.
Purchase a digital copy of the book here. 

DATES: July 13 – August 17
FACILITATORS: Margaurita Spear
SYLLABUS: View or download
Live Zoom Meetings: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm
July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17

  • Week 1: Introduction and Chapter 1
  • Week 2: Chapter 2
  • Week 3: Chapter 3 and Chapter 5
  • Week 4: Chapter 4
  • Week 5: Chapter 6
  • Week 6: Chapter 7

In addition to reading, participants are expected to dedicate an average of 30 minutes a week applying the content to their own practice. The Google Classroom will be used to share information, solicit questions, and host conversations. If you are unable to attend a live zoom session, you may respond to the corresponding reflection prompt(s) and/or play strategies in the Google Classroom to get credit for the week. 

This six-week book study will focus on the new book, Art Making, Play, and Meaning Making.  Here’s what Davis publications has to say about this book: 

In this impactful new book, the author draws from contemporary artists and classroom artmaking to demonstrate how paradoxical play works to evoke diverse thought and challenges students to move beyond traditional artmaking. Walker provides art educators with the theoretical underpinnings as well as a set of approaches that can be conceptualized as a form of play. She introduces six kinds of play and contemporary artists whose work exemplifies these kinds of play. In each chapter, she distinguishes the characteristics of play involved and shows how they look in the lives of students.

Participants will earn 15 PDPs after successful completion of all of the book group sessions.