November 10 (4:30-6:00pm ET) – Documenting & Archiving Student Work for the COVID-19 Era

In this workshop, colleagues Phyllis Yao and Amanda Adams-Louis will demonstrate the workflow and procedures they use to collect, review, organize and archive media files of student work remotely. Instructors will model how they teach their students to capture, edit and submit quality photographs, graphics and videos of their artwork. Afterwards, instructors will demonstrate their process for tracking, sorting and backing up all of their students’ work and workshop documentation. The workflow, structures, processes and classroom rituals presented during this workshop enabled them to seamlessly transition their visual arts residency program from in person to remote learning in March 2020. This workshop will be a 60 minute lecture-demonstration followed by a 30 minute question & answer session.

A note to participants: If you want to sort and label student work alongside the presenters during the workshop, be sure to locate your student work media files beforehand and have them pulled up for the workshop to avoid missing parts of the presentation. As it won’t be possible to sort files from a phone or tablet and follow the presentation on Zoom, the presenters recommend attending the workshop from a computer with a high speed connection.


Amanda Adams-Louis, Teen Collective Program Coordinator & Lead Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Amanda Adams-Louis is a photographer, teaching artist, college counselor, and cultural producer. She earned her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and is an alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in Studio Art. Amanda has exhibited her photo-based artwork at Union Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Museum, CCCADI, and Aljira. Her imagery has been published in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, ARTnews, Huffington Post, and Time Out NY. Amanda has received photographic commissions from Alvin Ailey, Pepsi, Levi’s, Budweiser, and Urban World Film Festival. For over a decade, Amanda has led and developed curriculum & program design for enrichment art programs serving NYC teens. Born in the US and raised between Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, Amanda’s teaching practice is informed by her experiences abroad. In her classroom, she cultivates a dynamic artistic learning community through demonstrating vulnerability, care, and love in the classroom. Amanda builds rapport with her students by earning their trust and practicing radical honesty with them at all times.



Phyllis Yao, Teen Collective Assistant Artist Educator, CUE Art Foundation

Phyllis Yao graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. Since then, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lijiang Studio in Yunnan province, China, and has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Colorado and Rhode Island. Phyllis’ many loves include hip hop, graffiti, Chinese pop songs, and making dumplings from scratch—a result of her having grown up between New York City and Guiyang, a small developing city in China. Phyllis joined CUE in 2019 and remains in New York as an educator and practicing artist. You can find her work at

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