ARTFUL MATH - Literacy, Numeracy - Creating with Crayola

In this practical, hands-on workshop you will explore ways to encourage both numeracy and literacy through art. You will create 3-D models with Model Magic and paper, and learn how to extend the use of crayons and markers to create numeracy-rich art projects that incorporate skills such as measurement, patterning, symmetry and graphing. You will go home with a variety of fun ways to spark the interest of even your most reluctant learners. Participants will receive the Artful Math Project book.

Target Audience



10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room 123

This session is full.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 123

This session is full.


  • Karen Chiovitti

     Presenter:  Karen Chiovitti is a recently retired Ontario Elementary school teacher who worked for the York Region District School Board for 23 years. She holds her primary, junior, and intermediate Art Specialist qualifications, and has taught Art to all grades from kindergarten to grade eight. For the past 18 years Karen has been a grade 7/8 rotary Art teacher. She currently volunteers with the Coquitlam B.C. Art Cultural Centre providing art workshops to school groups. Karen has participated in, and taught many art workshops over her long teaching career.

  • Mellissa Ruscio

    Mellissa Ruscio, Crayola Canada Education Consultant is a former employee of the York Region District School Board and has managed childcare centers and worked in family and child services.  She is currently employed with Crayola Canada as an Educational Consultant.  For the past 5 years Mellissa has created and conducted the Early Years and School Age Crayola Workshop.  She is a strong believer that the years spent in school are among the most important years of children’s lives and this is why she is so proud to offer and present the Crayola Workshops.