Renewal, Growth and Support Institute for Art Educators

4th Annual Renewal, Growth and Support Institute for Art Educators
July 10-20, 2006
Mondays-Thursdays 9:30AM-4:00PM
3 graduate credits or 45 PDP’s

{mosimage}Open to Masssachusetts-based Art Educators.
Space is Limited


The Renewal, Growth and Support Institute is designed to provide a
supportive environment for Art Educators to re-engage their studio
practice by exploring personally significant content through immersion
in art materials, ideas and exposure to the practices of contemporary
artists. Participants take part in self-exploration through intense
studio experiences, as well as dialogue and sharing alongside visiting
artists and other art educators. The Institute fosters the development
of a reflexive practice that explores the relationships between
creating art and teaching- a practice in which the studio is viewed as
the primary site for constructing deeper understandings of the
artist/teacher’s experience.


Participants receive studio space and will be responsible for art
materials of personal interest beyond the art materials provided. Work
in New Media (electronic) will be supported. The Institute includes the
use of the PBS series, Art: 21 (videos and books), visiting artist
lectures and critiques, and an out-of-Boston museum visit. On the final
day of the summer, each participant will present her/his body of work
and studio-based research.

Contact the Continuing Education office for details and scholarship
information. 617-879-7200 or email continuing_education@massart.edu

About the Instructors

Dan Serig

Dan Serig is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at MassArt. He
completed his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University where
he investigated the conceptual structure of visual metaphors by
contemporary artists. As a practicing visual artist, Dan regularly
shows at the Pearl Street Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, where he is
also Assistant Director. His artwork is in private collections
throughout the world. Dan is also a Senior Research Associate with Dr.
Rob Horowitz in their work as evaluators of community arts programs.
Clients include the Lincoln Center, the National Dance Institute, the
Indianapolis Symphony and ArtsConnection of New York City. Dan has
taught visual arts to preschool through adult students in both public
and private schools in the United States and China. In Shanghai, Dan
was a founding faculty member of the Concordia International School and
created the visual arts curriculum. Research conducted by Dan is cited
in several publications, and he has been published in the journal of
the National Art Education Association, Studies in Art Education. His
current responsibilities in the Art Education department at MassArt
include teaching courses in new and traditional media with
undergraduate students, teaching a research course with masters’
students and coordinating the graduate programs.


John Giordano

John Giordano is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of Art
Education at MassArt. He works with students in the Master of Science
in Art Education program on the development of their studio work
leading to the thesis exhibition. John also teaches undergraduate
interdisciplinary portfolio, museum and community education courses,
and co–directs MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships.
Before moving to Boston in 2001, he exhibited his work and taught at
various colleges in the Philadelphia area, including the ICA, Fleisher
Art Memorial, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Delaware Center for the
Contemporary Arts, Tyler School of Art and Drexel University. In
Boston, John has done several art and healing projects with local
healthcare partners, as well as numerous school and museum partnership
projects including The Boston Public Library, Mission Hill School and
New Boston Pilot Middle School. John holds a BS in Studio Art and Art
History from Skidmore College and in MFA in Painting from the
University of Pennsylvania.

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