Friday, February 13, 2009

IUSB Art Education Conference Info


Visual Arts in Education Conference Friday, March 27, 2009
sponsored by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend
Abstract: This conference invites art educators and classroom teachers to a professional
day including presentations, roundtable discussions and studio activities. It engages the "issues
of the day" regarding assessment, qualitative learning, art across the curriculum and making the
arts inclusive.

Program
8:45- Meet and greet - coffee
9:00- 11:45 morning session in Northside- Recital Hall
Welcome: Marvin Curtis, Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts

Presentations:
Learning and Assessing Imagination as Intelligence
Marvin Bartel, Ed.D, Art Education, Emeritus Professor of Art, Goshen College
Art and the Mental Processes

Mary Beth Di Gann, Art specialist, Perley Art Academy, South Bend Community School Corporation, Teacher of the year, 2000.

An Introduction to Choice-Based Art Education
Clyde Gaw, Art teacher, New Palestine Elementary School, Indianapolis
Art Education Association of Indiana- Chair Arts Advocacy Committee

Round Table discussions with presenters.

12:00 Lunch (provided for teachers)

1:00-3:30 Afternoon session in Fine Arts studios

Studios:activities and demonstrations to “take-to-the-classroom”
Nyame O. Brown, artist and University of Notre Dame faculty
Bruna Wynn, artist, designer and art teacher at Clay H.S. South Bend
Alan Larkin, artist and IU South Bend faculty, printmaking
Ron Monsma, artist and IU South Bend faculty, pastel drawing

Digital image workshop:
Downloading visual image resources (bring USB drive)

Registration: Teachers and educators may register by e-mail. nnilsen@iusb.edu
A certificate of attendance will be provided to teachers.

Contact: mnilsen@iusb.edu
Micheline Nilsen, Ph.D., Visual Arts Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Art History
Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46634-7111

This conference is free and open to the public.

Visual Arts in Education Conference Friday, March 27, 2009
sponsored by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Indiana University South Bend

About the presentations:

Learning and Assessing Imagination as Intelligence

Marvin Bartel, Ed.D, Art Education, Emeritus Professor of Art, Goshen College
Art learning is a complex multifaceted endeavor that Prof. Bartel calls “Flying Lessons.” He compares common art learning and assessment methods in terms of power to inspire, to influence a student’s thinking habits, and to develop an imaginative mind. He presents the strategies for critiques, grading and teaching achieved in a “studio classroom culture.” How do students become prepared and informed; how do they become inspired to imagine, to materialize, to elaborate, and to refine authentic and evocative artwork?

Art and the Mental Processes

Mary Beth Di Gann, Art specialist, Perley Art Academy, South Bend Community School Corporation, Teacher of the year, 2000
What is the current research relating to the benefits of visual arts for students and integrating teaching visual arts throughout the curriculum? In her presentation, both informational and experiential, Mary Beth Di Gann shares her experiences as a teacher at a “magnet” school of the arts, a founder and director of Community Kids Network (an after-school program featuring the arts) and a curriculum developer

An Introduction to Choice-Based Art Education

Clyde Gaw, Art teacher, New Palestine Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN, Art Education Association of Indiana- Chair of Arts Advocacy Committee, interdisciplinary curriculum implementer Choice-Based Art Education fosters imaginative and creative growth by motivating children through the method of teaching for artistic behavior. Choice teachers frequently integrate language arts, technology and other subject areas within this teaching method. Clyde Gaw writes “Nothing in education is more powerful than authentic, student-directed, student-centered learning experiences constructed from the bottom up.” He presents how this innovative “art education concept allows students opportunities to take
ownership of their art experiences from conception to completion with teacher acting as classroom manager, environmental designer, art expert, facilitator, and student mentor.”

Studios - hands-on activities and demonstrations to take to the classroom
Nyame O. Brown, artist and University of Notre Dame faculty and Bruna Wynn, artist, designer and art teacher at Clay H.S. South Bend Community School Corporation
Together Nyame Brown and Bruna Wynn conduct a workshop related to their teaching experiences with community based art programs in the city of Chicago. They will show student artwork and demonstrate some contemporary methods of “non-press” printmaking.
Alan Larkin, artist and IU South Bend faculty, printmaking
Ron Monsma, artist and IU South Bend faculty, pastel drawing
Digital image workshop: downloading visual image resources (bring USB drive)

2 comments:

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This is a really great overview of some really exciting things. So much is packed into just a few days. Learning and connecting.

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