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Greece: Artist Teacher Workshop

JUNE 26-JULY 6, 2014

(Registration Deadline: March 14, 2014)

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Designed especially for current or aspiring K-12 art teachers, this workshop begins with an immersion in Greek art and culture in Athens and Delphi, and then concludes with intensive studio investigation on the beautiful island of Skiathos in the Aegean Sea. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for motivated artists, teachers, and learners!

During the studio portion of the workshop, participants are encouraged to use different studio processes to reinterpret archetypal Greek myths in contemporary and personal terms. Working together, under the guidance of mentors and independently, participants will explore and experience how their own studio practice can serve as a catalyst for teaching/learning in the classroom. This unique opportunity for in-service teachers and pre-service teachers to investigate side by side in the studio serves professional development in an authentic way by inspiring classroom strategies for using art as a vehicle for multi-disciplinary learning. The emphasis is on 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. The workshop setting is breathtaking: Skiathos Island is known for its beautiful beaches, lovely olive groves, a large variety of taverns and shops, Byzantine era churches, a busy cosmopolitan night life and much more.

Program fees include all accommodations, in-country transportation and most meals. International travel not included. This workshop is open to K-12 art teachers, students in undergraduate or graduate art education programs, and those considering this major.

FACULTY

Lauren Cook 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. She works closely with teachers in every division and department to develop arts-integrated curricula. 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. Cook 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. Cook's painting and mixed media work is informed by her rural heritage, her deep appreciation of nature and for ancient world cultures. Cook's artwork is exhibited in group and solo shows and in the Art in Embassies program of the U.S. Department of State.  In 2007, Cook established Studio Mirovili in Skiathos, Greece, as a venue to share her passions of art and teaching. She earned an MA in Art Education from Maryland Institute College of Art. She also holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Grand Valley University, and an MBA in the Management of Science and Technology from George Washington University.

Katie Morris received both her BFA and MAT degrees from MICA. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in D.C., 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 Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Most recently she has been appointed Coordinator of Undergraduate Art Education and has been serving in that capacity for three years. Morris has taught Printmaking in MICA's Summer Teacher's Institute and MICA's YPS program, and she 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. 

PROGRAM FEES

• $5,200 (does not include international airfare)

Includes tuition for 3 undergraduate Studio Elective credits

• $6,700 (does not include international airfare)

Includes tuition for 3 undergraduate Studio Elective credits

+ 3 undergraduate credits in Art History

• Graduate credit is available to qualified students for $75 per credit above the $5,200 base fee (contact program coordinator below).

• Continuing Education Units also available for teachers.

QUESTIONS?

Contact program coordinator Lauren Cook at lcook@mica.edu.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors-18 years or older with a valid passport-who have completed at least one year of college. For all programs, credits can be applied to Studio Elective. For more information, or to inquire about scholarships, contact the School for Professional and Continuing Studies at spcs@mica.edu or 410-225-2219.