Art Educators & Counselors

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Summer Institute for Art Educators

June 22 — 25, 2020

Secondary-level teachers are invited to CCS’s innovative Summer Institute!

This week-long, hands-on experience is led using principles of “design thinking” and encourages discovery through experimentation, research and exploration. Select from three multi-disciplinary projects that combine traditional art making materials and methods with new tools and technologies with CCS’s world-class faculty, studios and facilities. The week culminates in the display of your work in our Valade Gallery.

Take the opportunity to connect with other art educators from around the country. You will return inspired, and with a whole new passion for teaching.

The Summer Institute includes:

  • Classroom materials
  • Apartment-style housing*
  • 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Points
  • Grad Credit (1)
  • CCS President’s Breakfast
  • Valade Gallery Exhibition and Strolling Dinner Additional evening studio hours
  • Optional Careers in Art and Design presentation

*Option to live on campus in the newly renovated Art Centre Building includes a single bedroom in a shared apartment-style suite with common living room and kitchenette

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Summer 2020 Offerings:

Type: Analog to Digital
Create a series of posters utilizing techniques that blend traditional type creation (ink and brush) with digital (Photoshop® and Illustrator®). Poster proofs are created in black and white and then reproduced using 2-color digital printing methods on a state-of-the-art Risograph printer.

From Tactile to Virtual
Expand your material knowledge through our glass and metals studio experience. Use additive and subtractive methods to create 3D forms with cut glass and kiln fusing, and pewter fabrication. Take your practice from hands-on to virtual through VR software Gravity Sketch®.

Handbag Design Lasers and Leather
Develop a brand identify and then design your signature bag. Using a classic profile, explore ways to customize your materials, and accessories to bring your custom design into being. Create your custom pattern, design motifs or accents for laser cut details and use professional industrial machines to sew your leather bag in the Fashion Accessories Design Studio.

$395 session
$495 session with housing
Spaces are limited and seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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