Education | Topical Seminar in Art Education: Women Artists and Visual Culture
Z550 | 12116 | Smith-Shank


Z550  Topical Seminar in Art Education: Women Artists and Visual
Culture
11-22 June 2007,  1:00-5:00 p.m.
Dr. Deborah Smith-Shank

This thematically-organized course explores women’s art-making and
art, examining how images and artifacts influence thinking and how
culture influences images and artifacts.  The course introduces
women artists across time and cultures, challenges traditional
standards of “good art”, and encourages personal and critical
responses to readings and discussion, critiquing stereotypical
images of women, feminist responses to such images, images and
artifacts by women, and the cultural contexts in which such images
and artifacts are made.  Students will develop theories of art and
art education applicable to contemporary culture.  Readings,
discussion, hands-on projects.

(Dr. Smith-Shank, an IU graduate, is Professor and Division Chair of
Art Education at Northern Illinois University, was Illinois Art
educator of the Year, is active in NAEA and AERA, publishes in
numerous journals, and regularly shows her own work in faculty
exhibitions).

Interested students may contact the instructor directly:
debatart@niu.edu.  Or contact the Art Education Program Coordinator,
Dr. Elizabeth (Beau) Vallance, evallanc@indiana.edu.