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Reconnect with your artistic self and enrich your time in the classroom with this 3-week studio course.
A majority of art educators put their artistic practice on hold when they are immersed in the K-12 classroom. This course allows practicing art teachers to reconnect with their passion for the studio process. Explore ideation strategies and weave conceptual and formal elements into creative project planning and design to rekindle personal artistic practice. Critique methods and visual presentation strategies will guide the coursework and inform teaching in the K-12 classroom. Participants will leave the course reinvigorated to continue their artistic process and operate as teaching artists.
See the course syllabus or Graduate Catalog for more details.
Participants will need to secure art materials necessary to complete desired project work.
Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
Internet access (broadband recommended)
Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements )
Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month.
1 Graduate Credits
Graduate Credit $399.00
Upcoming Course Run Dates
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
Implement ideation strategies and creative project planning tools as a part of artistic evolution.
Evaluate critique methods for both personal growth and classroom integration.
Reconnect with the artmaking process through independent artistic study.
Produce and publish a virtual art-sharing experience.
Ideation and Brainstorming to Inspire Creativity
Discern the differences between ideation and brainstorming as well as their applications in teaching art education.
Explore ideations and brainstorming strategies in order to elevate inspirations beyond the initial idea.
Artistic Frame of Mind and the Mid-Point Critique
Understand studio thinking habits and artistic flow while engaging in explorations, process, and play.
Explore various critique methods as a means of constructive feedback and rapport building.
Participate in a mid-point critique and self-reflection process.
Documentation and Presentation Strategies
Evaluate the different online display options available to art teachers.
Develop an artist statement, blending purposeful reflection with future artmaking.
Engage in a formal virtual gallery walk with peers.
Consider the role of the artist-teacher, studio thinking, and flow.
Do art teachers need to be artists? Establish a position and defend your response using resources to support your argument.
3. Practical, Hands-On Application
Create six variations pushing your work forward. Mix materials and explore. Embrace spontaneity and surprise.
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