We are looking forward to SICA 2015. See the schedule below for details.

Breakfast begins at 9 am in Patterson 210. For participants unfamiliar with the Penn State campus, there are three parking decks you can use: (1) near the Nittany Lion Inn, (2) next to Eisenhower Auditorium, and (3) next to the Creamery. Each deck is within a 5-10 minute walk of Patterson. You can find parking maps here: http://www.transportation.psu.edu/tran…/maps/parking-maps/

We are looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!

Little Learners, Big Ideas

June 23-27

Homework for Tuesday (to be completed before Tuesday June 23):

• Read The Culture of Childhood and the Visual Arts by Christine Marmé Thompson

• Read  http://news.psu.edu/story/355964/2015/05/04/arts-and-entertainment/art-professors-journals-featured-new-exhibition

• Read iBooks tutorial (http://www.raywenderlich.com/32493/how-to-make-an-ebook-with-ibooks-author-tutorial)

• Watch video (iBooks Author Tutorial)

Tuesday (6/23)

Homework for Wednesday:  Read Postmodern Principles: In Search of a 21st Century Art Education by Olivia Gude and New School Art Styles: The Project of Art Education by Olivia Gude. Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to sdu105@psu.eduHow are these principles different than the formal elements and principles of art? In what ways do they engage young learners? What are the positive and negative aspects of utilizing such a framework for understanding contemporary art?

Wednesday (6/24)

  • 9:00 a.m.—BREAKFAST  (210 Patterson Building) and screen print tote bags
  • 10:00 a.m.—Discussion (Print Study Room)
  • 11:00 a.m.—Presentation by Olivia Gude, Angela Paterakis Professor of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Print Study Room)
  • noon – LUNCH  (210 Patterson Building)
  • 1:00–3:00 pm – Galleries: Making and sharing personal connections (2nd floor galleries)
  • 3:00–4:00 Documentation, sketchbooks, and assessment (Print Study Room)

Homework for Thursday: Read Children Never Were What They Were: Perspectives on Childhood by Paul Duncum and Your Image of the Child: Where Teaching Begins by Loris Malaguzzi. Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to sdu105@psu.edu: How does your personal conception and understanding of childhood affect the ways in which you teach? What aspects of child and kinderculture might be useful to consider as you approach your curriculum in new and different ways?

Thursday (6/25)

  • 9:00 am – BREAKFAST  (210 Patterson Building)
  • 10:00 am – Discussion (Print Study Room)
  • 11:00 am – Presentation by Dr. Christine Marmé Thompson, Professor of Art Education, Penn State (Print Study Room)
  • noon – LUNCH  (210 Patterson Building)
  • 1:00-2:00pm – Presentation by Dr. Karen McChesney Johnson, Instructor, College of Education, Penn State (Print Study Room)
  • 2:00pm-3:00 pm – Galleries (2nd Floor Galleries)
  • 3:00 pm – Group reflection (Print Study Room)

Homework for Friday: Read The Superheroes of J.C. Holz: Plus an Outline of a Theory of Child Art by Dr. Brent WilsonTeaching Children to Draw, chapter 8 by Marjorie Wilson and Brent Wilson,and How to Look at a Mountain by Robert Coles. Write a reflection on the following questions and submit to sdu105@psu.edu: Discuss the ways in which both authors communicate with children through art. How do they conceptualize their relationships with them? What information are they gathering? To what end?  How can narrative drawing practices of children be adapted for use in your own instruction?

Friday (6/26)

  • 9:00 am – BREAKFAST  (210 Patterson Building)
  • 10:00 am – Welcome by Andrew Schulz, associate dean for research, College of Arts & Architecture and Discussion (Print Study Room)
  • 11:00 am – An online conversation with Dr. Brent Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Art Education, Penn State (University Libraries Media Commons)
  • Noon-1:00 p.m LUNCH  (210 Patterson Building)
  • 1:00-3:00 pm – Studio project (Patterson Building)
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Group reflection & journaling

Homework for Saturday: Read Images, Ideas, and Teaching Art for the Long Run by Marilyn Stewart.  Write a reflection on the following and submit to sdu105@psu.edu: Create a title for your work and write an artist statement of not longer than a paragraph. Submit a photograph of your work in addition to  your artist statement.

Saturday (6/27)

  • 9:15 am – BREAKFAST (210 Patterson Building)
  • 10:00-12:00 pm – iBook documentation/wrap up/continuing the dialogue (Patterson Building)

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