Where Can We Go From Here? Reimagining the Future
Thursday August 6, 4-5:30pm
William Estrada, visual art teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary and faculty at the School of Art and Art History at UIC
Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Miriam Dolnick & Casey Murtaugh, Senn High School
Faheem Majeed, Adjunct Associate Professor, UIC School of Art & Art History
The pandemic has made clear that there is no “normal” to go back to while also highlighting persistent inequalities in our communities and educational environments. How are we approaching the necessary work of re-imagining the future? This session will focus on how artists and art educators are transforming a range of existing structures by developing new modes of teaching, learning and creating together.
This is the third session of Pandemic Lessons: Challenges, Innovations and Re-Imaginings in Art Education, a three part series of presenter led conversations.
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.