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Teaching Artists Course Offered in Fall 2018

Author: Michael Smaczylo
The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students from all fields are welcome to register!
ARTE 3202/5202
Artist Educators in Communities
Fall 2018 Tuesdays, Tyler room B86 9:00-11:20 am (3 credits)
contact: Wendy Osterweil;, office B90
This course presents students from all arts fields with career options as teaching artists. Teaching artists are professional, practicing artists who collaborate with community and school leaders to create arts-based experiences in a variety of settings including: arts organizations, social service programs, health facilities, public libraries, senior centers, prisons, museums, and schools. Students will research existing resources for teaching artists, learn advocacy strategies, grant writing skills, and participate in direct field experience. Guest teaching artists and community arts administrators will provide presentations and workshops. A current student in the course says “[This course] really opened me up to a lot of different career paths that I never would have considered otherwise."  
The course will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00AM to 11:20AM and is open to students in all Arts fields, including visual art, dance, theater, music and writing. The course is open to undergraduate, graduate, and non-matriculated students. Please contact Professor Wendy Osterweil at for more information.