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Summer Educator Micro-Residency Art Program 2016
Summer Educator Micro-Residency Art Program

Down deep you're an artist. You've been busy building lesson plans, grading projects, managing classrooms, meeting state guidelines, and nurturing young imaginations—and now it's time to tend to your own creative desires. Check back this fall for details about the 2018 program.

See Photos from the 2017 Program

Educator-artists from a broad range of disciplines live, work, and collaborate to push the boundaries of their practices. Faculty mentors from the School of Art and Design guide resident artists through critiques, offer challenges, make presentations, provide demonstrations, and engage in one-on-one sessions. A public exhibition of individual and collaborative works culminates the experience.

Portfolio 101

Portfolio 101

Download this PowerPoint presentation for ideas on creating effective portfolios and displaying your work for the greatest impact.

Campus Field Trips

Take your high school class on a customized field trip. Visits include portfolio preparation presentations, audition tips, facility tours, and opportunities to meet current students and faculty members. Trips may be tailored to meet your educational goals. 

Customize Your FAA Field Trip

Tour the second-largest museum of fine arts in Illinois. Students typically see four galleries and discuss a work or two in each gallery during the visit. The one-hour tours are designed to strengthen students' ability to examine pieces carefully, think critically about them, and interpret them. Guides provide background on the artists, information about the style and historical time of the works, and context for their creation. See Krannert Art Museum's school tour information for more details. 

Preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students can experience world-class live events during the day at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a premier space for diverse works. The Youth Series features music from favorites such as Dan Zanes and Friends, movement companies including the electrifying Diavolo, full-length plays from Illinois Theatre, puppetry, and interactive shows. Guides for each event with background information about the performers, links to additional reading, and activities are mailed in advance so that teachers can prepare students and make deep connections to classroom work.

FAA representatives visit high schools throughout the fall and spring. Your students can learn about the college or careers in the arts or a special presentation can be created to fit your classroom needs.

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Questions? Contact trantham@illinois.edu