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Art Education Workshop 2011 Summer (1-4)

Posted Feb. 9, 2011

1. Reconnecting and Reviving Your Artistic Spirit
Instructors: Juliann Dorff & Dr. Linda Hoeptner-Poling

Through studio-based activities, participants will reestablish the art making part of their identities while making connections to their teaching selves, inspired by thematic and contemporary strategies paralleling the Art21 artists and guest artists from the KSU School of Art programs.

*(Since this is a new workshop, a long description is also included):

Art teachers assume many roles in the quest to engage students meaningfully in and through art. This workshop is designed specifically to reconnect you to and revive your artistic spirit. Through studio-based activities, participants will reestablish the art making part of their identities while making connections to their teaching selves. Art making will focus on thematic and contemporary strategies paralleling the artists of the PBS programs Art 21. A selection from the 86 artists from five seasons of Art 21 will serve as inspiration as will guest artists from the Kent State University School of Art programs in Fine Arts and Crafts. Possible themes include: Place, Identity, and Consumption (Season I); Stories, Loss & Desire, and Humor (Season II); Memory, and Play (Season III); Protest, and Ecology (Season IV); Transformation, and Systems (Season V). Application of coursework will be made through the participants’ art making, utilizing class themes and materials/processes appropriate for PreK-12 classrooms.

2. Art Education: Reaching All Students
Instructors: Juliann Dorff & Dr. Linda Hoeptner-Poling

Learn strategies in building inclusive, humanistic, and culturally relevant art curricula in PK – 12 settings designed to increase success with all students, including students with special needs, challenging dispositions, and culturally diverse backgrounds.

3. Making Meaningful Connections
Instructor: Dr. Robin Vande Zande

Become proficient in using strategies that incorporate the teaching of design (architecture, product design, graphic design, and interactive design) and brain-based learning principles in your teaching then develop ways to use these strategies as a way of advocating for your art program.


4. Art Education: Bullying, Social Networks, and Behavior
Instructors: Juliann Dorff & Dr. Linda Hoeptner-Poling

This workshop examines the impact of bullying in today’s schools and how art teachers in particular can deter, react and respond to this behavior. Multiple contexts in which bullying occurs as well as strategies to create safe environments for all students, including online social networks, will be explored.

*(Since this is a new workshop, a long description is also included):

This variable topic workshop examines the impact of bullying in today’s schools focusing the responsibility of art educators to deter, react and respond to this behavior. In addition, online social networks and their ability to facilitate bullying behavior while also providing opportunities for students to interact will be investigated. We will also examine discipline/classroom management and the creation of an open and safe environment for all students. These three areas of challenge will be investigated through interactive and praxis-oriented strategies that are applicable in PK-12 settings and beyond.

For further information please contact:

Office of Continuing and Distance Education

330-672-3100

http://www.kent.edu/academics/cde/