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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 13 – 18, 2014


KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, in partnership with The National Art Education Association and Through the Flower, a nonprofit feminist art organization founded by Judy Chicago, is pleased to offer: “Creating Pathways With The Dinner Party.”  Join members of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party Curriculum Team to explore and experience the rich content of the iconic artwork, The Dinner Party, now permanently installed at the Brooklyn Museum.  Engage in inquiry-based activities to deepen understanding of The Dinner Party while exploring ideas, activities and integrated lessons for use in K-12 teaching.  Join us for a viewing of The Dinner Party on site at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum.

We begin with an organizational meeting and dinner on Sunday, July 13 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, July 17, when we travel to the Brooklyn Museum and return around 10 p.m.  Institute will meet in Sharadin 113.  Please note that the institute is strictly limited to 30 participants.  Limited enrollment for ACT 48 non-credit students.

Marilyn Stewart, Ph.D., The Dinner Party Curriculum Project Director, is a Professor of Art Education at KU, co-author of the textbook program, Explorations in Art, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and editor of the Art Education in Practice series.  A frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, she has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 25 states.  Dr. Stewart is the recipient of several honors in her field, and was named by the National Art Education Association as the 2011 National Art Educator of the Year.

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art Education and Co-coordinator of Graduate Studies at Kutztown University, 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 serves on the Cross-Division Research Commission through the National Art Education Association and is advisor to the Student Presidential Team of NAEA.  Her research examines identity and representation with a focus on the culture of the art room through the lens of socioeconomic status.

Nicole M. Romanski has been an adjunct professor in the Art Education and Crafts Department at Kutztown University for the past eleven years.  Prior to her experience at Kutztown, she taught art at the elementary level for seven years in the Exeter Township School District in Reading, Pennsylvania.  This is her fifth year as part of the Dinner Party Institute Team.  Presently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and is ABD at Alvernia University.  Her research interests include arts integration, dialogic pedagogy, feminist pedagogy and narrative inquiry.

Julia Hovanec, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University, has over twenty-five years teaching experience, including teaching art at elementary and middle school levels in The School District of the City of York, as well as in pre-service art education programs at Kutztown University and elsewhere.  As she works to help nurture future art educators, Dr. Hovanec holds dear the Einstein comment, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Professor Hovanec has presented at conferences at the local and national level as well as facilitated regional professional development workshops and seminars.  Dr. Hovanec’s research interests involve pre-service art teachers, professional identity and reflective practice.

 The Dinner Party Curriculum Team, including art teachers Carrie Miller and Dolores Eaton, doctoral candidates Amy Bloom, Cheri Ehrlich, and Laura Sapelli, and Kutztown Graduate Assistant, Rami Steinruck, will be joined by Susan Hill who worked with Judy Chicago to create The Dinner Party, Brooklyn Museum educator, Alexa Fairchild, 2013 Minx Auerbach Award recipient and art teacher, Jennifer Mazziotta-Walter, several other award-winning teachers, and scholars in art history, contemporary art, fiber arts, feminism and feminist pedagogy, to share their experiences as we consider ways to create curricular pathways from The Dinner Party into each participant’s unique teaching situation.

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. Marilyn Stewart
Creating Pathways With The Dinner Party
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (570) 760- 4437
FAX: (610) 683-4502



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