2019 Summer Institute

SICA 2019


June 18-21, 2019


How do we make our daily lives part of the art curriculum?

What relationships exist between art and life?

What can be learned about life through the study and creation of art?

What can be learned about art through the ways in which we live our lives?


Join other teachers for four days of professional development in the exploration of art, life, and learning. B. Stephen Carpenter, II (SICA Director and Interim Director of the School of Visual Arts) is proud to announce Chris Staley (Distinguished Professor of Art), will co-teach two days of workshops.

Check back soon for updates about the SICA schedule, registration, and professional development credits.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. To register, send an email to sica@psu.edu.

Include SICA 2019 in the subject line.

In the body of the email, provide your name, information about your teaching situation (grade, school, subject), and if you will need overnight lodging.

Limited support is available to assist with lodging expenses for qualified applicants. Just let us know how many nights you intend for your hotel stay.


SICA is possible thanks to the generous financial gifts from the Brown Family, Harold & Susan Quinque, the Palmer Museum of Art, and the School of Visual Arts.


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