The Summer Institutes for Art Educators are held in the summer months that correspond to Public School summer vacation schedules. The Institutes provide intensive one to two week instruction in art education and its related fields of study. Art Education and Visual Studies classes meet for one week, all studio courses run for two weeks. The Institutes connect students with community resources and visiting artist/scholars. The Institutes are designed to provide in-depth experiences that are unavailable through regular coursework.
Registration will begin March 20, 2017 and will end one week prior to the start of the Institute. No refunds will be given after the start of class.
Non-credit registrations are limited.
Workshops are for ACT 48 hours only.
Online courses are for 3 credits.
ACT 48 credit
All online courses must be taken with the corresponding workshop.
ARU 888/556 SummerStudio--Craft In America Workshop
June 25-August 10
ARU 556/888 SummerStudio--Craft In America Online Course
June 30-July 3
ARU/CFT 888/542 Book Arts as Activism Workshop
June 23-July 20
ARU/CFT 542/888 Book Arts as Activism Online Course
ARU 888/541 Words & Pictures: Creative Literacies in the Art Room
July 11-August 10
ARU 541/888 Words & Pictures: Creative Literacies in the Art Room Online Course
ARU 888/556 June 25 - June 29, 2017: Workshop
SummerStudio-Craft In America: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft
ARU 556/888 June 25 - August 10, 2017: Online course
SummerStudio - Craft In America: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft (online course cannot be taken without also enrolling in the Workshop - ARU 888/556)
Dr. Marilyn Stewart & Julia Hovanec
Kutztown University, in partnership with the National Art Education Association and Craft in America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work, is pleased to offer "SummerStudio-Craft in America: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft. "This four and a half day series of workshops will provide unique opportunities for participants to deepen their involvement with craft mediums and processes while working with artists featured in the award-winning PBS series, Craft In America. Each day will consist of presentations and demonstrations, focused studio work, and mini-sessions devoted to taking ideas and craft sensibilities back to the classroom. An overarching theme will be the role of craft in contemporary society, as seen through the range of perspectives provided by our special guest artists. Participants may also enroll in an online course for 3 graduate credits.
Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, 2009, House and Home
ARU/CFT 888/542 June 30 - July 3, 2017: Workshop
Book Arts as Activism
ARU/CFT 542/888 June 23 - July 20, 2017: Online Course
Book Arts as Activism (online course cannot be taken without also enrolling in the Workshop - ARU 888/542)
Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
How does the artist book become a tool for social change? Participants will deeply engage in the interaction of structure, content and the book as a meaning making experience. Our engagement in the book as a time-based experience will build from book artist Julie Chen and textile artist Teresa Agnew, featured during the Craft in American Institute. We will begin the course with a discussion of what makes a book art-blurring the boundaries of books as we also critically examine and blur perspectives on contemporary social justice issues. Participants will create a variety of book art structures as a medium for socially engaged art. Techniques and structures will lend themselves to curricular or person art making connections. Using arts-based research, participants will first engage in examining a social issue of our time and then translate the research into a non/traditional book structure. The institute will also feature a visit to the book arts special collection at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. The institute is designed to offer four days of encounters with book arts through various presentations, workshops, group activities, discussions, studio experiences, hands-on learning and individualized instruction. All workshops are accompanied by a 3 credit online course. Online component begins June 27th with initial readings and ends August 10th. Students may take the workshop alone for ACT 48 hours. The workshop will meet 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday through Monday July 3rd (dismissal at three on Monday) in room 114 in the Sharadin Arts Building. Class enrollment is limited to 15 students. Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.
ARU 888/541 July 11 - 14, 2017: Workshop
Words & Pictures: Creative Literacies in the Art Room
ARU 541/888 July 11 - August 10, 2017: Online Course
Words and Pictures: Creative Literacies in the Art Room (online course cannot be taken without also enrolling in the Workshop--ARU 888/535)
Dr. Julia Hovanec
This institute will emphasize the development and preparation of integrated visual art lessons that feature the relationships between words and pictures. Participants will investigate creative literacies in the art room by examining the intersection of words and pictures to inspire integrated curriculum that appeals to the heart, head and hands of students. The novel approaches shared and presented will highlight verbal and visual literacy as a vehicle in which to teach 21st century skills while aligning with Common Core and National Core Art Standards. The institute will include a field trip to Parkway Central Free Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and feature a remote visit from Dr. Frank Serafini, an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, a landscape photographer and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University. The institute is designed to offer four days of encounters with words and pictures through various presentations, workshops, group activities, discussions, studio experiences, hands-on learning and individualized instruction. This institute is accompanied by a 3 credit on-line course. The online portion of the course will run from July 11th – August 10th. The workshop will meet 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, July 11th through the 14th in room 114 in the Sharadin Arts Building. Class enrollment is limited to 15 students. Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.