ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION IN FLORENCE, ITALY
This trip will focus on art and cultural and historic landmarks, to understand how studying Renaissance artifacts may relate to American culture. Students will visit schools in Milan, Reggio Emilia and Florence to gain an awareness and appreciation of how children and youth are taught in environments that are rich with historical architecture, design, and art. They will have an opportunity to teach in an international school in Milan.
There will be tours, workshops and opportunities to visit Florence, Milan and Reggio Emilia with optional trips to Venice, Rome and Pisa.
NEW YORK CITY TRAVEL STUDY
The New York travel study course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to utilize the world-renowned New York museum collections and exhibitions in constructing curriculum and/or to gain experience in museum education. By visiting three to five New York City museums, students will gain a firsthand understanding of the learning opportunities presented by art museums as well as design curricular materials related to the collections. Because of the diversity of collections, students will engage in viewing a variety of art genres and forms. These works of art are only familiar to many of the students through texts and are not normally available. Museum visit itineraries will vary from semester to semester, determined by both permanent collections and special exhibitions.
Museums that will be visited on all trips: Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other museum visits may include but are not restricted to: American Folk Art Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Chelsea Art Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Frick Collection, Guggenheim Museum, International Center for Photography, The Neue Galerie, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
EXPERIENCE THE ARTS AND CULTURE OF CHINA
This 12-day travel-study during spring break aims to expand participants’ horizons and enrich their understanding of the dynamics of Chinese cultural landscape through examination of historical relics, exposure to cultural artifacts at heritage sites and collaboration with local college students to develop in-situ research or plan for an art installation.
This course is open to all Kent State students of any majors, with junior standing and above, and comprises three components:
- Two pre-travel videoconferences to prepare participants and help them develop a mindset for interglobal collaboration, partnership and intercultural communication;
- A 12-day travel-study component during spring break to expand participants’ horizons and enrich their understanding of the dynamics of Chinese cultural landscape through examination of historical relics, exposure to cultural artifacts at heritage sites, and collaboration with local college students to develop in-situ research or plan for an art installation;
- A post-travel exhibition to showcase how participants anchored meanings and embodied the complexity of their study-abroad experience through visual narratives and artistic representation and to demonstrate a contextualized understanding of Chinese art forms, cultural symbols, and architectural and communal spaces.
ART EDUCATION CONFERENCE TRAVEL STUDY
OAEA Conference Travel Study
At the Ohio Art Education Association Conference, students create and increase networking opportunities with art education professionals and art education students within the state of Ohio. Students also engage in issues and current topics pertinent to art education in Ohio through active participation in the conference presentations and through interactions with Ohio practitioners, researchers, academics, students, artists and writers in our field. Commercial exhibits, the latest publications and art media for classroom use are also explored.
NAEA Conference Travel Study
The purpose of this workshop is for students to gain a clearer understanding of the major issues and current topics in the field of art education through active participation in the National Art Education Association convention, which is in New York City this year. Students will be required to attend presentations by and network with many of the major researchers, writers and practitioners in our field. They will also peruse the vendor displays to view the latest publications and art media for classroom use.