SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2008

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Summer MA in Art Education S U M M E R AT MICA Summer MFA in Studio Art Complete the MFA in four six-week summer residencies, with independent work during the academic year. Pursue an area of studio concentration—painting, mixed media, sculpture and photo/digital media are currently available. Develop as an artist and renew your connection to the artistic community. Produce a personal body of work culminating in a thesis exhibition. MA in Community Arts MICA offers two low-residency master's-level programs Complete the MA in two intensive summers and an academic year placement as full-time artist-in-residence in a community organization. Through coursework and hands-on explorations in the community, gain valuable experience designing and implementing community-based art programming, writing grants, and preparing for a career in community arts. designed for the professional art educator, as well as ▼ A Powerful Community of Artists & Educators Complete the MA in two six-week summer residencies and one academic year of online instruction. In MICA's summer studios, develop new skills as an artist and produce a body of artwork. Use your art classroom to conduct research on student learning in art, and prepare case study findings for presentation at national and state conferences and publication in professional journals. Through its nationally recognized Center for Art Education, a ground-breaking master's program for artists committed Summer Study Abroad to community and youth development. An outstanding array of summer study abroad programs offer graduate MARYLAND INSTITUTE credit through summer travel and intensive studio practice. For more information on these and other MICA summer 1300 Mount Royal Avenue programs—including our respected Pre-College Studio Baltimore, Maryland 21217 Residency Program for High School Students— Earn three graduate-level credits in three or four weeks of study (undergraduate credit and non-credit options are also offered). MICA offers summer programs in Greece, Italy, Nicaragua, South Korea, Dubai (UAE), and Turkey. Areas of concentration include painting, drawing, photography, multimedia/installation, printmaking, video, community arts, fiber, environmental design, graphic design, and art history. ▼ COLLEGE OF ART MICA Office of Graduate Admission, 410-225-2256 MICA Division of Continuing Studies, 410-225-2219 visit and click on Programs of Study. Circle No. 195 on Reader's Service Card Teacher-Tested New products tested and reviewed by art teachers just like you! Twisteez Wire Teacher: Carol Horst, art teacher, Tehachapi High School, Tehachapi, California Level: High School The Project: In beginning art, students created wire sculptures. They could create any kind of character they liked, and were required to have at least one figure, a base that created a context for the figure, and at least one built wire embellishment. Students used Twisteez wire to embellish the figure with details, create imaginative additional objects to enhance their idea (for example, animals, bicycles, signs, to name a few), and as an optional material to add detail to their sculpture bases. The flexibility of the wire allows students to build things that are detailed and complex, without the frustration that goes along with working with stiffer wire. The wide range of colors is inviting and inspires creativity. Students were successful at building detailed objects like motorcycles, but also used it for hair, wings, sports equipment, etc. The size and flexibility made it a very adaptable material. Circle No. 354 on Reader's Service Card 17

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