SHSU Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive

The SHSU Art Educators' Summer Studio Intensive , from Sunday, June 23rd through Thursday, June 27th, offers a unique opportunity for art educators to nurture and feed their inner artist. Full details may be found on the Art Department's website.

The retreat style workshop aims to re-energize educators in their own creative practice while introducing ideas, materials, and inspiration to take back to their classrooms. The intensive will be led by Cynthia Reid and Edie Wells, faculty from the Department of Art, Sam Houston State University.

Participants will stay on campus and all lunches are provided. Participants are on their own for dinners; suggestions will be provided for Huntsville restaurants. All materials will be provided and extended hours for access to campus studio space will be available.

Each day will feature an introduction to a particular medium with demonstrations of specific techniques, projects, and ideas for further exploration that can be used by the teacher as artist, as well as with students. A notebook chock full of hand outs, lesson plans, resources, and supplementary materials will be provided. Both 2D and 3D projects will be featured with a special focus on contemporary approaches to drawing. Writing activities, guest speakers, videos, and artist presentations will supplement the studio activities, as well as tours of some of Huntsville’s most interesting places.

There will be ample opportunities to share ideas with like-minded professionals and keep the dialogue going through social media once the workshop has ended. The week will culminate with an exhibit of the work of the participants attended by the public. This workshop is suitable for art teachers of all levels and in all situations.