Tues., March 27(Art Ed)
Dr. Richard Siegesmund, Art Educator at Northern Illinois University, will be visiting us on Tuesday, March 27th. He will conduct a workshop at 5pm that afternoon in Jenkins Fine Arts Building 1327, which is open to the general public, especially targeted for high school art teachers, and university foundation instructors and art education students.
Dr. Richard Siegesmund, a member of the Art + Design Education faculty at the University of Northern Illinois, will lead a workshop in the School of Art and Design for the purpose of articulating differences between high school and college visual art curriculum. Siegesmund is active in Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), a founder of ThinkTank conferences and past president of Integrative Teaching International. These organizations are composed of college and university foundations instructors. Siegesmund is also an active member of the National Art Education Association. The Workshop will be open to the art teachers, school personnel, and community college and university faculties and the general public. Outcomes of the Workshop can be used in developing accreditation statements for education institutions and curriculum.
For the recent East Carolina University SACS reaffirmation report, the SACS University Foundations committee has been asked to explain how university foundations classes differ from high school classes. We think that visual art professional education organizations do not have a recent document to show these differences. This workshop will initiate action to examine and summarize relations between high school and college curricula in North Carolina. Because of Siegesmund’s professional involvement with secondary and post-secondary art programs and professional organizations, he is uniquely prepared to assist us in this task.
Dates TBA (Theatre Ed)
Young Playwright's Project: Public School Workshops
Details: The intent of this project is to continue in the delivery of playwriting and performance skills workshops by SoTD faculty and students to selected classes at Beaufort Ed Tech, Farmville Middle, and Belvoir Elementary Schools during the spring semester of 2012. The project would also identify and provide for guest artists/authors to make a presentation as well. In addition to working with guest artists/authors, students at these sites also worked with puppetry, set design, costume design, and plot outlines and development during the fall semester and are dedicated to learning more and continuing their experiences in the field of theatre arts and playwriting