Foundations of Teaching Artistry is designed for artists who aspire to teach. This workshop is also perfect for Teaching Artists who have experience with youth or adults, yet have unresolved questions about how to best structure a class, assess their students learning, or juggle the many roles of a teaching artist.
Special guests, Kate Adams and Cynthia Weiss, will contextualize the field of Teaching Artistry and introduce fundamental tools and approaches that allow artists to not only excel as educators, but inspire their students as well. Through conversations as a group and with peers, attendees will investigate many questions and concepts: What are learning objectives? What is a syllabus? How can a syllabus and objectives make teaching easier and more gratifying? How can learning objectives help students succeed and stay motivated? How can a teacher assess student learning? What does a “successful” class look like?
Kate Adams a teaching artist with sculpting and painting experience and staff at Marwen. In her current role as Manager of The Marwen Institute, Kate focuses her efforts on providing professional development and ongoing support of Marwen’s teaching artists and assistant teaching artists.
Cynthia Weiss is a public artist, painter, and arts educator and a leader in the field of the arts and education. In addition to her role as Director of Education at Marwen, Cynthia is an adjunct faculty member in the Education Department at Columbia College Chicago, a member of the Chicago Public Art Group, an artist in the Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center and was selected to be a member of the Education Leaders Institute Illinois team, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.