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Available Institutes:

ARU/FAR 504: Explorations of Time, Materials and Site

ARU/CFT 546: Jewelry that Grows on Trees

ARU/CFT 542: Color & Textiles: The Woven Scarf
June 21 - July 2, 2014

ARU/FAR 504: Art on Site

ARU 541: Creating Pathways with The Dinner Party
July 13 - 18, 2014

ARU 570: Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Classroom
July 20 - 25, 2014

ARU/CFT 543: Clay and Computers for the Classroom

ARU 556: Teaching Art and Literacy through Picture Books

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July 20 – 25, 2014


This one-week hands-on-workshop explores the curricular interaction between Earth Science Topics and Big Ideas presented through a combination of science laboratory and field experiments with art/artists/studio practice.  Content in geology and astronomy delivered through short lectures and hands-on labs will be combined with art studio practice to examine the process of ‘discovery’ in both disciplines.  On going dialog will support critical thinking of cross discipline possibilities.  Field trips to the Trexler Area Nature Preserve, and Museums in New York City, provide examples of integration across the disciplines. Participants will develop a portfolio of art/science works that will be the catalyst for designing discipline and grade appropriate curriculum. K-12 educators and teams of educators of all disciplines are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Institute will meet on Sunday, July 20th from 4:00 to 7:00 (dinner will be provided), daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. with the exception of trip into NYC when we will leave at 7:30 and return around 10 p.m.  The institute will meet in Sharadin Arts Building room 114 and the Boehm Science Center.  Please note that the institute is strictly limited to 20 participants.  Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.

Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Ph.D., Institute Co-Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Art Education and Crafts, and co-coordinator of graduate studies in the Art Education and Crafts Department taught K-9 art in multiple settings for thirteen years.  Her B.S. is in Elementary Education and Art Education and her masters is in Art Education.  Her Ph.D. is in Teaching and Learning from the University of Iowa.  She chairs the Professional Learning Through Research Group under the Research Commission of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and recently served on the Leadership Task Force for NAEA. Her research examines identity and representation with a focus on the culture of the art room through the lens of socioeconomic status. Her most recent publication explored qualitative research methods in the book Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Art Teacher Researchers published by NAEA. She presents annually at the regional, state and national level. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, serves on numerous committees on campus such as the Commission of Human Diversity and Cultural Advisory Board at Kutztown University.

Dr. Erin R. Kraal, PhD, Institute Co-Coordinator, Professor of Physical Science at Kutztown University studies the surfaces of planets in our Solar System.  Her B.S. is in Geology with an MS in Earth Science and a PhD in planetary science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research has taken her from Alaskan glaciers to the Atacama Desert studying how surface features are linked to planetary processes.  Dr. Kraal has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA.  She is a nationally elected counselor for the Council of Undergraduate Research and has served as a leader for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers ‘Preparing for an Academic Career’ workshop.  A frequent speaker to schools, museums, and groups about Mars, women in science, and geology topics, she has also worked with the European Geophysical Union on outreach.  She advises the secondary education science track students at Kutztown University and is involved with geoscience education in the Geological Society of America. 

NON-CREDIT OPTION                                              $275.00

Required Institute Fee/Tuition     $1710.50               $2403.50


ACT 48 hours available for credit and noncredit options.  For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts web site.  ACT 48 credit in partnership with PAEA.


Students are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues.  Room fee includes housing in Golden Bear South Village and linens (2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow and blanket).

Room:  Five Nights—Sunday - Thursday                  $174.00

Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530 or register online at by June 2, 2014. 

Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-4519 
FAX: (610) 683-4502

Dr. Erin Kraal
Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
Department of Physical Sciences
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-5029
FAX: (610) 683-1352



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