Summer Institutes

2022 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 related fields of study. The Institutes connect students with community resources and visiting artists/scholars.  The Institutes are designed to provide in-depth experiences that are unavailable through regular coursework.

Summer Registration begins on March 15, 2022

Mail-in Registration Form

Online Registration Form

Tuition, Fees and ACT 48 Hours

Available Courses:

Online courses are available to in-person workshop participants only.  To take the online course you must also take the workshop. 

girl playing with bubbles

INSTITUTE IS FULL/CLOSED

ARU 535: PLAY+Creativity=Artistic Inquiry  

Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

June 28th - July 1st face-to-face workshop

June 21st - July 10th online class

Image by Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Are you curious about how to integrate play and creativity into your curriculum? Do you wonder about the best approaches when implementing choice-based approaches in the art room? This institute will explore creative inquiry and links to integrative thinking. Through art making experiences you will learn the strategies and tools to foster creative thinking using art-based journaling/research workbooks, contemporary art, and interdisciplinary connections as sites for following trails of curiosity!  We will explore the art room as a “thinking lab” where process, studio practice and reflection, create opportunities for play, creativity, and inquiry (Marshall & D’Adamo, 2018). Join guests Lorinda Rice, Art Supervisor, Lincoln, Nebraska Public Schools and Julia Marshall, Author and Professor Emeriti, to learn more about these approaches to teaching and learning. Come play, create, and design curriculum with these topics in mind!

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Picture of  the book "Dwell in Possibility"

ARU 541: Write in the Middle of Art

Dr. Julia Hovanec

July 12th - 15th face-to-face workshop

July 18th - August 11th online class

Image by Brooke Hensinger-Martin

Explore the bold intersection of and symbiotic relationship between art and writing. Discover ways to enhance meaning-making in the art room by seamlessly integrating writing. The artful writing strategies shared in this institute are designed to be used right away to increase creative capacities while enhancing student learning. The shared content and strategies are appropriate for and adaptable to all age levels, Pre-K through adult learners. How can we use writing to enhance and bolster student learning in the art room? How can we design and implement purposeful, relevant, and meaningful visual art lessons that seamlessly integrate writing strategies? This institute will answer these questions and more, while participants engage in many artful writing encounters. This institute will include an exciting field trip to Hawk Mountain, a bookmaking workshop featuring Meg Kennedy, zoom visits by Linda Rief, Lorette C. Luzajic, Anna Raff, and Kristina Moriconi. There will be plenty of artmaking and writing. The onsite workshop will take place July 12th through July 15th and may or may not be followed by the asynchronous online class, which runs from July 18th through August 11th. The course will build on the work from the institute and further explore the seamless integration of art and writing. 

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weaving loom on top of a hand-weaved blanket

INSTITUTE IS FULL/CLOSED

ARU/CFT 542: Weaving for All

Professor Liz Quay

July 18th - 21st face-to-face workshop

July 22nd - August 5th online class

Image by Liz Quay

Have you ever wanted to unwind the mysteries of weaving? Now is your chance! Take a deep dive with Assistant Professor of Textiles & Material Studies, Liz Hamilton Quay, into the world of warp and weft. In this summer institute, you will get hands-on experience with the floor loom, weave your own piece of fabric, learn weaving techniques that are accessible to all age ranges, and discover how to create a loom from everyday materials. In addition to all of the creating, you will learn about historical and cultural weaving practices and contemporary weavers with an emphasis on DEI. This course is welcoming to beginners and to those with prior weaving experience. Let's weave together!

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carved and cast bracelet

ARU/CFT 546: Carved and Cast

Professor Janna Gregonis

July 25th - 28th face-to-face workshop

July 5th - 22nd online class

Image by Janna Gregonis

This workshop will cover many facets of carving materials and casting, from plaster, resin, pewter to bronze and sterling silver. Simple carving and mold making will be addressed. The online portion of the class will delve into the history of cast objects and the impact of mass production of objects in our world. The class will also address modifying techniques to be brought into a K-12 classroom through studio processes and facilitation by guest artists.

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We hope you will join us in the Department of Art Education at Kutztown University this summer!

ACT 48 hours will be available!