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Available Institutes:

ARU/CFT 546: Last Chance Enamel Dance
June 15-19, 22-26, 2015

ARU/CFT 542: Color & Textiles: Garden Papers
June 29-July 3, July 6-10, 2015

ARU 525: Craft in America Summer Studio Workshop
July 14 - 17, 2015 with additional online coursework

ARU 556: A Poetic HeART
July 20 - 24, 2015

 
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cepa SUMMER INSTITUTES

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 16th, 2015 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.

ACT 48 credit


 

Summer 2015 Visual Arts Institutes

June 15-19, June 22-26, 2015: ARU/CFT 546: Last Chance Enamel Dance
Professor James Malenda

After 39 years of College and University teaching, Professor Malenda will retire this summer.  For the last time, you will  have the opportunity under Prof. Malenda’s supervision to introduce enameling into your classroom, or increase your jewelry making skills, vocabulary, and scope, then this is the course for you! 

Explore some of the newer, nontraditional materials such as: liquids, acrylics, crayons, pencils, rubber stamps, metal foils and lusters.  These materials are particularly suited to the classroom for quick, easy, fun results.  Along with the newer materials and techniques, more established and traditional materials will be covered including:  Cloisonné, Limoges, Champlevé, Basse-Taille and Plique-a-jour. In addition, when applicable, metal fabrication techniques will be covered.  This will include, but not be limited to: soldering, cold connections, tabs, and hot settings.  No previous experience is required. 

After 39 years of College and University teaching, Professor Malenda will retire this summer.  For the last time, you will  have the opportunity under Prof. Malenda’s supervision to introduce enameling into your classroom, or increase your jewelry making skills, vocabulary, and scope, then this is the course for you! 

Explore some of the newer, nontraditional materials such as: liquids, acrylics, crayons, pencils, rubber stamps, metal foils and lusters.  These materials are particularly suited to the classroom for quick, easy, fun results.  Along with the newer materials and techniques, more established and traditional materials will be covered including:  Cloisonné, Limoges, Champlevé, Basse-Taille and Plique-a-jour. In addition, when applicable, metal fabrication techniques will be covered.  This will include, but not be limited to: soldering, cold connections, tabs, and hot settings.  No previous experience is required. 


June 29-July 3, July 6-10. 2015: ARU 542: Color & Textiles: Garden Papers - Papermaking Workshop for Teaching Artists and Studio Artists
Professor Michael Radyk

Workshop participants will produce a portfolio of beautiful, high-quality papers, appropriate for book arts, collage, printmaking and simple sculptural applications using common bio-waste found in your yard or your garden, along with Asian fibers. Starting with a thorough discussion of the many qualities handmade papers can carry, students will consider how different fibers and processing decisions influence the physical properties of the final sheet. A simple approach to Asian papermaking, as well as affordable ways of setting up a papermaking studio in your classroom capable of producing strong, well-considered papers without expensive equipment will be the basis of this week long investigation. Simple plans for building equipment as well as many samples of garden papers will be shared. Soft, ephemeral and airy, or tough and bark-like; paper can be an absorbent material that carries fluidity with ease or possesses a dense impenetrable face. Paper has potential to carry a “smooth as glass” surface or become a field of lush texture. Skin or substrata, this wonderful material has endless possibility. 
All levels of expertise are welcome. Students will leave with the information necessary to create pop-up guerilla papermaking in their own classrooms, backyards, and studios!


July 14 - 17, 2015, with additional on-line coursework: ARU 525 Craft in America Summer Studio Workshops: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft
Dr. Marilyn Stewart and Dr. Amy Bloom

Kutztown University, in partnership with Craft In America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work, is pleased to offer “Craft in America Summer Studio Workshops: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft.” This four-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.


July 20 - 24, 2015: ARU 556: A Poetic HeART: Teaching Art & Literacy through Poetry
Dr. Julia Hovanec

This institute will emphasize the development and preparation of integrated lessons that teach art through poetry and poetry through art. Participants will investigate the world of poetry and discover meaningful and purposeful strategies for teaching art and language arts literacy through poetry in Pre-K-8 settings. These approaches will teach Common Core Standards as well as 21st century skills. Throughout time and across cultures the visual arts have responded to poetry and poetry has reacted to the world of the visual arts. In reflecting on and refining art education practice, continuing this traditional coexistence in the art room in new ways makes perfect sense. This institute will include a field trip to Longwood Gardens as well as presentations by poets, artists, authors and educators. It is designed to offer one week of encounters with art and poetry through group activities, discussions, hands-on learning and individualized instruction.

 
 

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