June 27-July 7, 2013
This Summer Travel Intensive is designed especially for current or aspiring K-12 art teachers. The ten-day workshop begins in Athens where students are immersed in Greek art and mythology at the acclaimed Acropolis Museum and many other cultural sites.
After traveling to the beautiful island of Skiathos via a short ferry trip, workshop participants begin their own studio investigations in a retreat-like setting at Studio Mirovili. Situated in a contemporary villa overlooking olive groves and the Aegean Sea, students move through a rotation of their choice of media: printmaking, digital photography and/or mixed media. Participants examine how to use studio processes to reinterpret archetypal Greek myths in contemporary and personal terms, and as a catalyst for learning in the classroom. This program provides participants with inspiration for their own studio practice and new strategies for using art as a vehicle for interdisciplinary classroom instruction.
The workshop at Studio Mirovili emphasizes the unique power of cross-cultural experiences to stimulate and inform creativity, human empathy and imagination in an effort to recognize and encourage the importance of personal voice in both art and teaching. In this program, the role of art teachers as creative learners is prized.
One of the Sporades island group, Skiathos is a small island where many Greeks and Europeans choose to visit for its mix of modern and traditional life in an amazing setting. It is known for its beautiful Lalaria Beach, lovely olive groves, a large variety of taverns and shops, Byzantine era churches, a busy cosmopolitan night life, and much more. Participants reside in double-occupancy lodging that is located in the traditional section of Skiathos Town, just two kilometers from Studio Mirovili.
This 10-day long workshop in Greece offers 3 credits in art education, with an optional 3 credits in art history. The program is open to K-12 art teachers and students in undergraduate or graduate art education programs. All students must have a current, valid passport for travel.
This program is open to all majors.
Airfare is not included in the program fees. Program fees include all accommodations, all ground transportation within Greece, and most meals.
$5,200 includes tuition for 3 undergraduate credits in art education.
$5,350 includes tuition for 3 graduate credits in art education.
$6,700 includes tuition for 3 undergraduate credits in art education + 3 undergraduate credits in art history.
$7,000 includes tuition for 3 graduate credits in art education + 3 graduate credits in art history.
A limited number of merit scholarships are available. To inquire about scholarships or to request a detailed itinerary or more information on this and other MICA programs, contact the MICA Summer Travel Intensives program at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 410.225.2219.
Lauren Cook, workshop coordinator, heads the Visual Arts Department and teaches AP Studio Art, Painting, and Studio Art Fundamentals at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Montgomery County, Maryland. In her eight year there, Lauren works closely with teachers in every division and department to develop arts-integrated units of study. She is also on the faculty of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning there in addition to being an adjunct faculty member at MICA. Lauren serves on the Advocacy Committee of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, and served two terms on its board, chairing the Art Education Committee. She regularly presents at national and regional art education conferences. Ms. Cook's painting and mixed media work is informed by her rural heritage, her deep appreciation of nature and for ancient world cultures. Her artwork is exhibited in group and solo shows and in the Art in Embassies program of the U.S. Department of State. Her recent exhibitions include those at the University of Maryland University College and "A Recent Myth" at Orchard Gallery. In 2007, Lauren established Studio Mirovili in Skiathos, Greece, as a venue to share her passions of art and teaching. Professional memberships include the International Society for Education through Art, the National Art Education Association and the Maryland Art Education Association. Lauren earned an M.A. in Art Education from Maryland Institute College of Art. She also holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Grand Valley University, and an M.B.A. in the Management of Science and Technology from George Washington University.
Katie Morris is a printmaker who lives in Baltimore City. She received both her BFA and MAT degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Katie's art has been exhibited in galleries in DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. For ten years she's been a faculty member in the Center for Art Education at MICA, working with both Undergraduate and Graduate students pursuing their Masters of Arts in Teaching. Most recently she has been appointed Coordinator of Undergraduate Art Education and has been serving in that capacity for three years. She has taught Printmaking in MICA's Summer Teacher's Institute, MICA's YPS program and has lead printmaking workshops at the state and national level for the National Art Education Association. She has been an invited artist/educator by both Baltimore County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools to lead professional development workshops in alternative processes in printmaking. For seven years Katie taught art in public schools in Northern Virginia. After leaving teaching in the public schools, she returned to Baltimore serving for two years as an Admission Counselor and Transfer Coordinator at MICA before taking her position within the Center for Art Education. In addition, Katie engages in media exploration and art making with young learners in MICA's Summer Arts Camp through Young Peoples Studio and at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School in Baltimore City.