TEACHING FOR ARTISTIC BEHAVIOR
Choice-Based Art Education


THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL.
TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST PLEASE CONTACT:
Stephen Clark at 617-879-7168 or email: sclark@massart.edu

A one-week intensive course presenting basic and advanced methodology for
choice-based art educators

July 13-18, 2014

Spend a week in historic Boston with the founders of Teaching for Artistic Behavior to develop and expand understandings about choice-based pedagogy. Track I participants will acquire plans, tools, and strategies to fully implement a choice-based art curriculum in their own setting. Track II is for those with experience teaching in a choice-based art program and furthers inquiry into the methodology and philosophy of Teaching for Artistic Behavior. All participants will engage in group activities, museum and studio visits, and art making designed to address a range of topics including instruction, assessment, advocacy, art history, special education, learning environment design, and creativity.

Schedule
    • Arrival for those staying in dorms: Sunday 2-5 p.m.
    • Orientation and dinner (included): Sunday 5 p.m.
    • M-F breakfast (included), classes, and workshops 8-12 noon
    • Lunch (not included) 12-1 p.m.
    • M-Th afternoon activities (art making, museum and studio visits) 1-5 p.m.
    • M-Th evening workshops (required for graduate credit, optional for audits) 7-9 p.m.
    • The program will conclude Friday at 2 p.m. following a group lunch (included)
Credit
This course is available for non-credit or three graduate credits. Those seeking credit will complete readings and online activities prior to the course and a project following the course. Non-credit participants are encouraged to participate in the pre-course activities.

Housing
Residential shared housing nightly rate $55 (meals not included); limited single housing is available, first-come first-served, nightly rate $75. On-site parking $25/week.

Meals
Breakfast Monday-Friday, Sunday night dinner and Friday lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for all other meals. There are many dining options in the area.

Disability Accommodation
MassArt is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for documented physical and learning disabilities. Requests for any accommodation should be made at least one month before the start of the course.

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Faculty
Katherine Douglas, a co-founder of Teaching for Artistic Behavior, Inc., has taught in an elementary choice-based art classroom for over 35 years. She is co-author of Engaging Learners through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom and other articles about choice-based art education. She has presented choice-based pedagogy at national conferences and provides professional development to school districts and higher education. She has collaborated in international online educational mentoring projects and was named Massachusetts Distinguished Art Teacher in 2005.

Clyde Gaw is a 29-year veteran art teacher near Indianapolis and has practiced choice-based art education for the past 10 years. He has served on the Advocacy Advisory Committee of the National Art Education Association and is the advocacy advisor for the Art Education Association of Indiana. Since 2004 he has presented at numerous regional venues and is the author of several publications, including the blogs Transition to Choice Based Art Education and Indiana Art Education Advocacy Action.

Nan Hathaway teaches choice-based art education at the middle school level in Duxbury, Vermont and previously taught at the Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative. She is co-editor of The Learner-Directed Classroom: Developing Creative Thinking Skills through Art and other articles on the topic of choice-based art education. She frequently speaks at state and national conferences about creativity, giftedness, and learner-directed art education. She is the past chair of the National Association for Gifted Children Creativity Network. Her blog is called Studio Learning: Art at Crosset Brook Middle School.

Diane Jaquith is a co-founder of Teaching for Artistic Behavior, Inc. and teaches in a choice-based art program in Newton, Massachusetts. She is co-author of Engaging Learners through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom, co-editor of The Learner-Directed Classroom: Developing Creative Thinking Skills through Art, and many articles about choice-based art education. She presents on the topics of learner-directed art education and creativity at regional and national conferences. She is past co-chair of NAEA's Professional Learning through Research committee. She authors the blog, Self-Directed Art: Choice Based Art Education.


THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL.
TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST PLEASE CONTACT:
Stephen Clark at 617-879-7168 or email: sclark@massart.edu