Teacher Programs: Art and Design

Session 1

July 15-19, 2019
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Note: APSI residence hall check-in occurs Sunday, from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Check-out occurs Saturday by 10:00 a.m.

Session 2

July 22-26, 2019
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Note: APSI residence hall check-in occurs Sunday, from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Check-out occurs Saturday by 10:00 a.m.

Session 3

August 5-9, 2019
Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m –1:00 p.m.

Note: APSI residence hall check-in occurs Sunday, from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Check-out occurs Saturday by 10:00 a.m.

Program Fee: $1,320—Includes one graduate credit, all AP course materials, and some meals. 

Housing Fee: $455—Rooms are available in SAIC’s 162 North State Street Residence Hall. 

Our AP* Summer Institutes go beyond professional development to provide a unique combination of seminar sessions and hands-on collaborative studio activities that revitalize teachers and focus on the importance of contemporary art practice in the high school art room. This summer we will be addressing how to approach the 2019-2020 updated portfolio requirements and rubrics. More than simply explaining the AP* Studio Art program requirements and portfolio scoring methods, experienced arts educators and skillful consultants facilitate meaningful opportunities for peer dialogue, discussion of new media affects on AP*, up-to-date information on digital upload, and inspiration for developing curricula specific to the three portfolios: drawing, 2D design, and 3D design.

Program highlights

  • Workshops are led by a current AP* Studio Art teacher who was on the AP* Studio Art Development Committee during development of the 2019-2020 updated portfolio requirements and rubrics. The consultant is joined by an SAIC faculty member with over 24 years experience teaching in post-secondary education, who has held leadership positions associated with the AP* Studio Art program for several years. 
  • Access to the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago and its encyclopedic collection of classical, modern, and contemporary art.
  • Presentations by visiting artists and arts educators investigating the latest concepts and trends in art and design education, including SAIC's Director, Academic Program Review & Assessment, the current Chief Reader of the AP* Studio Art exam.
  • Opportunities for on-site viewing, discussion, and sharing of teaching strategies in the studios and galleries of SAIC and the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Individual and collaborative studio activities that focus on building meaningful relationships with ideas, materials, and environments.
  • A variety of extracurricular activities afforded by our vibrant, urban campus and Chicago's numerous cultural institutions.

Participants should be prepared to share their innovative approaches with other workshop members. While some art supplies are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, sketchbooks, and other favorite art supplies.

Art and Design Consultant Faculty

M. Colleen Harrigan

M. Colleen Harrigan is an artist and teacher at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, New York. She is a Question Leader at the AP* Studio Art Portfolio Reading, a College Board Consultant, one of the authors of the College Board "Vertical Team Guide in Studio Art” and the former Co–Chair of the College Board AP* Studio Art Development Committee.

Colleen is involved in many aspects of teaching and learning, from guiding students in the classroom to professional development with teachers. She has studied internationally and received fellowships to Italy and Japan. These opportunities have enabled her to meet and work with many talented individuals and have informed her own studio practice.

Michael x. Ryan

Michael x. Ryan is a visual artist and educator that has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for the last 24 years. As a faculty member in Arts Administration + Policy and the department of Contemporary Practices, Ryan has developed many undergraduate and foundations courses over the years. As an administrator and faculty member at SAIC, the meeting of different generations of artists/designers is a daily inspiration to the studio. Ryan has worked with the AP* Studio Art program for over 20 years, is currently a Question Leader at the AP* Studio Art Portfolio Reading, and for five years was Co-Chair of the College Board AP Studio Art Development Committee.

In his studio practice, Ryan attempts to record the fleeting residue of the human presence by realizing the interconnectedness of bodies and places while magnifying the minutia of a life lived. Ryan’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States. His work has been acquired by a number of collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, along with many others.

Guest Speaker

Paul Jeanes

Paul Jeanes is an artist and educator who lives and works in Chicago, IL. He currently serves as the Chief Reader of the AP Studio Art program and as the Director of Academic Program Review and Assessment in the Office of the Provost at SAIC. Before joining SAIC, Paul was on the Faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he taught in the First Year Experience, the Low-Residency MFA Program and in the Painting Department for 12 years. With interests in curricular and assessment design, Paul has recently made significant contributions to the redesign of the First Year Experience Program at MICA and to the curricular and assessment updates in the newly articulated AP Studio Art and Design portfolio exam.

Paul earned his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Carolina Asheville and his MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting, where he studied with the late abstract expressionist artist, Grace Hartigan. His current art practice consists of painting, photographs and models that focus on notations of space and the enigmatic play of color and light. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions along the East Coast of the United States.

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