Friday, November 5, 2010

Anderson Ranch Arts Center 2011 Art Educator Institute Call to Artists

June 20-24, 2011

Snowmass Village, CO—In conjunction with the University of Northern Colorado’s Center for Integrated Arts Education, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to provide a unique week-long opportunity for k-12 art educators to reconnect as artists and earn graduate or continuing education credits through the University of Northern Colorado.  The Art Educator Institute at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO, will bring 15 art educators together from around the nation to think critically about their dual identities of artists/educators. Besides extensive studio time to focus on personal art making, there will be specific seminar sessions themed Art Sci: Aesthetics of Inquiry, Experimentation and Discovery where educators will relate art studio practice to scientific process with specific applications to classroom pedagogy. 

The Institute will build a community of learners and activate the expertise of each participant through dialogue, critique, inquiry, art making, and reflection.  This opportunity is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Center for Integrated Arts Education, and covers most expenses for each participant. 

Time at the Ranch will be rigorous; each art educator will enroll in a week-long workshop and spend a large portion of their week in the studio.  Art educators will be able to select from a five-day workshop topic in the areas of painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or digital media in order to learn from professional artists through demonstrations, individual instruction, and slide lectures.  Some of the workshops available to art educators will be Michael Schall, “Drawing with Pencil: the natural world;” Alan Lerner, “Screen Printed Posters;” Carl Reed, “Art in the Garden: the garden as art;” Victoria Christen, “Constructed Forms and Slipped Surfaces” and Brendyn Boykin, “Editing with Final Cut Studio”.

The seminar component, Art Sci: Aesthetics of inquiry, Experimentation and Discovery, will be facilitated by Amy Youngs, Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at Ohio State University and Julia Marshall, Professor of Art Education at San Francisco State University.  Amy Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore the complex relationships between technology and our changing concept of nature and self.  Dr. Marshall explores the ways art addresses themes and concepts from domains outside art, particularly the life sciences, and how art employs methods and aesthetics from science in studio practice and artwork. The objectives for the arts education seminar include:

  • Create a community of learners
  • Utilize the theme of art practice as creative, aesthetic research, and creativity for understanding
  • Investigate current scholarship in the area of arts integration, arts partnerships, cultural knowledge, and social action
  • Apply Arts and Science integration to one’s classroom/school practice through practical engagement in curriculum planning and resource bank development
  • Understand the teacher/artist identity
  • Make connections between studio practice and teaching practice

All participants will be required to enroll in both a workshop and the educator seminars as well as submit final documentation on how they incorporated what they learned at Anderson Ranch into their classroom practice.

The Art Educator Institute is conducted in partnership with the University of Northern Colorado’s Center for Integrated Arts Education. CIAE supports broadly based partnerships for arts education reform, creation of models for innovative art curriculum development and arts education research examining systemic change in arts instruction.

The Art Educator Institute will run from June 20 – 24, 2011.  Participants are expected to arrive at Anderson Ranch on June 19, 2011.

This Institute is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and participants will receive workshop tuition, lodging in a shared dorm, a full meal plan at the Anderson Ranch Café, and a $100 travel stipend.  Participants will be responsible for a registration fee of $55, studio fees, and additional travel expenses.

Eligibility and Requirements
Currently practicing, licensed k-12 art educators within the United States. Past participants in the Art Educator Institute at Anderson Ranch Arts Center are not eligible to apply or participate again.

Each educator must complete course work outlined in the seminar and submit documentation, such as lesson plans and a reflection paper, upon returning and integrating the ideas from the Institute into their classroom practice.

The seminar portion of this Institute will be facilitated by Amy Youngs and Julia Marshall, professional visual artists, arts educators and teaching artists and leaders in the field of the arts and education. 

Amy Youngs
Associate Professor of Arts and Technology at Ohio State University
Amy Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore the complex relationship between technology and our changing concept of nature and self. Her work engages viewers in a visual, tactile and auditory realm, to elicit a dialogue regarding the relationship between technology and our changing concept of nature and self.  She is interested in the way that our increasingly enhanced and extended human capabilities allow us to perceive the world in micro and macro modes, explore it more thoroughly and even make attempts to remedy past ecological errors. That technology can simultaneously ruin, reveal, reinvent and repair nature is a paradox I investigate in my work She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally. She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally at venues such as the Biennale of Electronic Arts (Perth, Australia), Te Papa Museum (Wellington, New Zeland), John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), the Tweed Museum (Duluth, MN), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain), the Visual Arts Museum, Pace Digital Gallery (New York, NY), the Art Institute of Chicago's Betty Rymer Gallery, Vedanta Gallery, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery (Chicago, IL), Blasthaus, (San Francisco, CA) and Works (San Jose, CA). Her artwork has been reviewed in publications such as, The Chicago Reader, Toronto Star, San Francisco Bay Guardian, RealTime and Artweek. Youngs has published several essays, including one on genetic art in the journal Leonardo and another on art, technology and ecology in the international art publication Nouvel Objet in 2001. Her work was profiled in the recent book, Art in Action, Nature, Creativity & our Collective Future. She has lectured on her work widely, including at Columbia College, (Chicago, IL), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, Massachusetts), the Australian Center For the Moving Image (Melbourne, Australia) and the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) and has participated in panels at professional conferences such as the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the College Arts Association. In 2002, Youngs was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Youngs received a BA from San Francisco State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Art Student Honoree of her class. She was awarded a full Merit Scholarship to study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she completed her MFA in 1999. Youngs is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. She was born in 1968 in Chico, California.
Julia Marshall
Professor of Art Education, San Francisco State University
Julia Marshall teaches art education at San Francisco State University. She holds an EdD from the University of San Francisco and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Julia was as a teaching-artist for many years in the Bay Area where she specialized in art integration for elementary, middle and high school. She also has extensive experience working with youth in museums and cultural centers. Julia’s scholarship and interests lie in contemporary art and its role in art education, integration of art with the academic curriculum, creative inquiry-based pedagogy, and the intersection of creativity and learning. Her latest work explores the notion of ‘art practice as research’ and how that concept provides a new framework for transforming art curriculum, learning and teaching. Her writings, which include multiple articles in Studies in Art Education and Art Education and numerous art education anthologies, and her many presentations at international and national conferences, address these topics. Julia has also developed curricula based on contemporary art for The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, KQED (San Francisco Public Television) and The Nelson Gallery at the University of California, Davis. As a practicing artist, she finds a dynamic interaction between her studio work and her investigations as a teacher, scholar and theorist.

Graduate Credits / Continuing Education Credits
Two graduate credits can be earned from the University of Northern Colorado for participation in this Institute. Contact for further information. Participants are responsible for paying $100 per credit and for determining transferability towards their professional development requirements. Continuing education credit will also be offered.

Application and Deadline
Applications can be downloaded from and the deadline to apply is January 28, 2011.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by February 16, 2011. If accepted, participants must enroll by March 1, 2011 to confirm their participation and desired workshop choice.

For questions or further information contact:   
Sonya Taylor
Children’s and Outreach Program Coordinator
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
PO Box 5598, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: 970/923-3181 x204,

Executive Director
for Integrated Arts Education
501 20th Street, Campus Box 30
Guggenheim Hall, Room 003, Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970/351-2443 or 970/351-2426, or


Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a learning community dedicated to creativity and growth through the making and understanding of the visual arts. We promote personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through workshops, residencies, exhibitions, lectures, public events and community outreach programs. Café, studios, galleries, year-round classes and events attract thousands of artists, art-lovers, students, faculty and patrons each year to this historic mountain ranch near Aspen.

For more information on our programs, call 970.923.3181, email, write Anderson Ranch Arts Center, P.O. Box 5598, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, or visit our web site at

Holly Bornemeier, Director of Marketing/Communications
970.923.3181 ext. 216

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