Teachers enjoy a day of artistic studio practice from an inspiring artist
I wanted to spread the word about a one-day workshop being offered by the Professional Institute for Educators (PIE) on April 16 at UArts, specifically for art teachers to lead the next generation of artists and designers. If you know a teacher, or are one yourself, please check out this event — teachers can take these skills right back to their students who are interested in entering design, media and art professions. Please share this info with any teachers you know; art teachers gain so much by spending time with their artist colleagues.
The Art + Design Studio Workshop for Educators on Saturday April 16, 2011 features keynote artist Judith Schaechter, who will talk about the challenges in teaching creative thought, followed by hands-on session choices in animation, plaster printing, printing with inkAID, hot glass jewelry, wearable art, painting with light, and 3-D computer modeling. Visit http://cs.uarts.edu/workshop for full details, registration form, faculty bios and more (registration includes free parking, Act 48, and lunch at this special event).
I highly encourage you to check out more images of Schaechter’s work in her portfolio… you won’t be disappointed. I find her work haunting and beautiful – and it captures a unique and compelling narrative that can inspire all artists.
Her work has given new meaning to the stained glass genre by balancing the methods of painting on glass that harkens back to the middle ages with an unmistakably contemporary style aligned with those of underground comics and political artists. She has exhibited widely, and is the recipient of many grants, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awards, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Leeway Foundation grant.
Her work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous other collections. She has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, the Penland School of Crafts, Toyama Institute of Glass (Toyama, Japan), Rhode Island School of Design and is currently on the faculty of the University of the Arts.
This teacher event is part of the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts in the Division of Continuing Studies — which also includes Continuing Education, which provides courses and certificate programs for adults in design, writing, art, music and more. Full summer course info is up now on the website. Continuing Studies at UArts offers lifelong learning for imaginative individuals of all ages.
Questions about the teacher workshop event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.717.6092.