Educators’ Summer Studio Offers Enrichment, Collaboration

March 21st, 2014 by Amanda Pierce
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Art Educator's Studio

2012 Educators’ Summer Studio

Educators from Ohio and beyond will gather on CCAD’s campus June 22–28 for the 2014 Educators’ Summer Studio, a weeklong experience offering personal studio time and CCAD faculty-led workshops in professional studios, labs, and classrooms.

Now in its fourth year, the program is the perfect way for high school teachers to be personally and professionally refreshed, said Cat Sheridan, director of Continuing & Professional Studies at CCAD.

“[The program is designed] to help educators get refreshed, give them new information, and help them understand the changing world of art and design so they can help prepare their students,” Sheridan said.

Educators will take classes and participate in workshops and social activities together, giving them the opportunity to collaborate and form relationships with other high school art educators and CCAD faculty.

“It’s a bright opportunity for educators to glean nuggets from each other as well as from us here at CCAD,” Sheridan said.

Art Educators' Studio

2012 Educators’ Summer Studio

New this year is the opportunity to learn from a local practicing artist who will work with educators on overcoming conceptual and physical barriers in their classrooms and in their own work.

Participants have the option to commute or to stay on campus in the Design Studio Apartments—a choice that Sheridan highly recommends.

“In order to get as much as we have to offer out of [the program], educators [should] commit to being here with us both mind and body,” Sheridan said.

Kim Gattis, Ohio educator outreach coordinator at CCAD, said that support for high school art educators will ultimately allow them to better prepare their own students.

“We want them to be prepared to give us prepared students,” Gattis said.

For more information and to register for the 2014 Educators’ Summer Studio, click here.

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