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Ceramics Instructor & Artist: Tom Lollar 

Traveling through historic sites, have you ever looked past the rubble to imagine the grand temple or fortress which once stood there? Tom Lollar, Art & Art Education Instructor of TC courses in ceramics, sculpture and drawing, is captivated by what was and what has since come to be in his physical surroundings. Every artist …

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GRAE Conference 2013  ☆

There is no doubt that the process of researching for and completing a graduate degree demands academic collaboration and many introspective nights. But it is often purported that academia exists in isolated spheres where ideas are safeguarded instead of shared. In the close-knit communities that comprise TC, how can students most effectively connect with their …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Iris Bildstein  ☆

This semester, the Art and Art Education Program of Teachers College warmly welcomes Dr. Iris Bildstein as a new member of their faculty. Having received both her Masters and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, she continues her work in the classrooms of Macy Hall in hopes of shaping the careers of future art teachers. …

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Teachers College Hosts The 3rd International Conference on Drawing, Cognition and Education  ☆

In collaboration with Thinking Through Drawing and the Drawing Research Network, Teachers College warmly welcomed participants to the Third International Conference on Drawing, Cognition and Education Thursday, October 24th. This exclusive event attracted educators, students and professional artists from around the world to engage in a series of workshops dedicated to the art of drawing. …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Mary Claire Hafeli  ☆

This Autumn, Teachers College welcomes Dr. Mary Claire Hafeli to the Art and Art Education program. An active artist and author, Dr. Hafeli received both her Masters of Education and Doctorate from the very department at Teacher’s College in which she is now an enthusiastic team member. At the start of her Columbia University education, Dr. Hafeli …

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From Red Room to Digital Studio: Inclusion of 3D Printers in Arts Education 

When the topic of 3D printers arise in passing, what connotations instantly surface in your mind? Perhaps you may think of NASA’s plans to print spare parts in zero gravity, robotics gadgets, or the architectural models of drafting students. But does the art classroom at your elementary school come to mind? Research partners Sean Justice and Marta …

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Doing and Undergoing: Art Installations Unveiled At Last  ☆

Does it seem as if art is pleasantly hanging above, protruding towards, and enveloping you lately? This semester the college has been temporarily transformed into a gallery as part of Teachers College’s 125th anniversary! Amongst the hidden stairwells, basement corners, and foyer walls, 22 art sites have been installed across 4 buildings to showcase TC’s …

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Thinking Through Drawing: Drawing with Morgan  ☆

In anticipation of the Thinking Through Drawing art symposium hosted by Teachers College this October, the Macy Gallery is currently adorned with four prominent drawing installations. Upon entering the gallery a bold black wall draws you in, entrancing you with its intricate white squiggles that wrap around one another. This, your introduction to the exhibition, …

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Talk Back to the Internet  ☆

Talk Back to the Internet: a making workshop event. Organized by Sean Justice & Richard Jochum, and sponsored by the Myers Media Art Studio, Program in Art & Art Education. Led by Don Miller, an artist and learning designer.


Reposted from Myers Media Art Studio. Written by mediaartstudio.

On Saturday, April 27, we held a fabulous event called Talk Back to the Internet, led by Don Miller from the Institute of Play. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the material of the Internet, the code, in order to create our own participatory drawing application. By the end of the day — …

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New Faculty: Dr. Richard Jochum 

We're excited to welcome Dr. Richard Jochum to the Art Education Program as the new Associate Professor of Art Education! Dr. Jochum, who earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna in Austria and his MFA in Sculpture and Media Art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, brings with him an …

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Graduate Spotlight: Erika Pekar, Art and Art Education  ☆

Erika Pekar graduated from Teachers College in May with a Masters in Art and Art Education. Prior to earning her degree, Erika received a Master’s in Elementary Education from Scranton University.

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Studio Learning and Non-Art Graduate Students: A worthwhile match? 

Olga Hubard, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Teachers College, is rethinking what it means to get a graduate education. Her current study, entitled Studio learning and non-art graduate students: A worthwhile match? investigates the benefits of studio art courses for students who are not in an art related field of study.

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Spotlight on Research: Jane Hoellman Kahn 

Jane Hoellman Kahn is a New York City based artist and educator. She is the founding art teacher of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. In December 2011, she defended her dissertation in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Spotlight On Art and Art Education Instructor and Ed.D.CT Candidate Hong Wan Tham  ☆

Hong Wan Tham received his BFA from the University of North Texas and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a working artist and teaches sculpture for the Art and Art Education program at TC.

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Thinking Through Drawing Symposium: Practice Into Knowledge  ☆

In a weekend that brought together leaders in such diverse fields as medicine, architecture, textile design and cognitive science and gave them a commonality, the Art and Art Education Department’s recent Thinking Through Drawing Symposium was a ground-breaking event and the first of its kind in the nation.  “This has been a long time coming,” …

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CERES Gallery Show Featuring Art and Education Student Nishan Patel: Opening Reception 12/22, 7-9pm  ☆

Art and Art Education student Nishan Patel’s exhibition “into the seE” at the CERES Gallery in New York City from December 20th-24th; reception December 22nd from 7-9pm.

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Spotlight on Art and Art Education Student Nishan Patel  ☆

Nishan is in his second year of a Master’s program in Art and Art Education. He received his BFA from Syracuse University in 2009 and is an educator, painter, and illustrator. He has published two children’s books, “Sammy’s New Home” and "Evelyn Sylvan and the Curse of the Magical Tree Stump".

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Local Holiday Market Featuring Alumna Christina Soriano  ☆

Christina Soriano, Art and Art Education alumna and K-5 art teacher at NEST+m will be offering her handmade ornaments and other items at an upcoming local holiday market.

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Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History: December 2-4, 2011  ☆

This December an important Art Education History conference will be hosted at TC by the Program of Art and Art Education, under the direction of Professor Judith Burton and offered as a part of the annual Conversations Across Cultures series.

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Spotlight on Alumna Christina Soriano: ‘You Meet a Special Kind of Person at TC’  ☆

Christina received her Master’s in Art and Art Education. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and worked in the apparel industry. She is a K-5 art teacher at NEST+m: a public NYCDOE citywide gifted and talented school. Visit christinasoriano.com to see her work.

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