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Montserrat College of Art – The Art Educator Summer Institute
Montserrat College of Art invites you to come build your studio practice and earn 30 PDPs on their campus from June 23 – 28. The Art Educator Summer Institute is a week-long residential summer program created for art educators teaching grades K through 12, and community college art educators.
Come immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art studio spaces to develop your practice and build new skills that you can bring back to your classroom.  Participants will engage in four days of art-making, consisting of daily morning and afternoon workshops led by our BFA faculty.
The program’s $450 cost includes participation in up to two workshops and double occupancy in residential housing (single room housing may be secured for an additional cost). Community meals covered by the program cost includes a welcome dinner, continental breakfasts, and a closing reception. Learn more and register here.

Innovative Methods and Materials for PK-8 Art Education
Kay Furst, Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
This is a graduate level course that provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials and to evaluate the properties of these materials to expand upon new lesson possibilities. This course will also require a re-look at the artistic, emotional, cognitive and social development of young students in the PK-8 age group through readings and discussions. Learn more.