Jun 18th 2020

Pandemic Lessons 1: What Just Happened?!

@ Gallery 400

Opening Thursday, June 18th, from 4PM - 5:30PM

What are the various ways in which artists/art educators have ‘pivoted’ in response to the crisis? What worked? What didn’t work? What were/are the ongoing challenges? This first conversation will focus on the adaptations and the creative solutions, challenges, and failures teachers experienced and developed.


Carolina Ibarra, Orozco Academy, Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School
Jen Delos Reyes, Associate Director, UIC School of Art & Art History
Caroline Kent, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Scott Sikkema, Mark Diaz & Joseph Spilberg, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

This is the first session of Pandemic Lessons: Challenges, Innovations and Re-Imaginings in Art Education, a three part series of presenter led conversations.

Register for our first session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pandemic-lessons-1-what-just-happened-tickets-108476746870

The current COVID 19 pandemic has necessitated a drastic reframing of how art education is approached and accessed. Following the end of the first semester/ term of online learning, Gallery 400, in partnership with the BFA in Art Education program at UIC’s School of Art & Art History, hosts a series of presenter-led conversations to explore how art education has adapted to a virtual learning environment: the challenges, innovations, and ways forward.

We see these conversations as a valuable way to collectively reflect on the experiences of the last few months, share knowledge and resources, highlight our connectivity and interdependence, and brainstorm new possibilities for going forward. Interactivity and discussion encouraged.

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