Summer 2020

All classes are taught online for Summer 2020


Summer Session I June

EDCE 3308N: Literacy and The Arts
Tues & Thurs 5-10pm
Instructor: Kelly Brady
3 credits
This course explores how teachers can help students develop literacy skills using the performing and visual arts to create a base for learning in a broad range of subjects. The course will also discuss strategies to support Multilingual Learners as well as English Language Learners. The  main concepts, structures and conventions of the field of literacy and language acquisition through drama and visual art will also be investigated.

EDCE 8605N: Designing Children's Books
Mondays 9:00am – 12:05pm
Instructor: Jeff Hopkins
1 credit
In this course, we will explore the art and words of classic picture books and examine how children develop comprehension through both images and words.  How does the way that illustrators design and organize pictures help to convey meaning?  We will look closely at several well-known books, examine what makes them work, and create some sample children's book page designs of our own.  No art or writing experience is necessary.

EDCE 8608N: Arts, Education, & Human Rights
Mon & Weds 6:00pm – 9:05pm
Instructor: Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario
2 credits
Through an exploration of visual art that has been used in prominent human rights campaigns, from protest art to large-scale public installations, this course will explore the intersection of the arts and human rights and how the two intersect to catalyze social change in communities across the globe,  and inspire human rights movements.  Throughout this course, will become familiar with artists, movements and/or institutions, and practitioners and organizations working at this intersection. Lastly, through collaborative activities and class discussions, students will understand use of the visual arts, as a tool for understanding how societies process and critically reflect upon human rights issues directly impacting them.

EDCE XXXXN: Drawing portraits of everyone you know
Wednesday 9:00am-12:05pm
Instructor: Nathan Sensel
1 credit
Using observational techniques, we'll investigate the concepts of confidence and trust through drawing. Portraiture becomes the medium through which we come to know others and ourselves, and, in this class, we'll learn techniques for illustrating a face and using mark-making for creating texture and definition in drawings while making portraits of your friends and family.

EDCE XXXXN: Art & Social Entrepreneurship: Making a Living & Making Change from Your Art
Tuesdays 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Instructor: Petrushka Bazin-Larsen
1 credit
Now more than ever making a living from your artwork seems near impossible. In this course students will learn how contemporary artists and artisans are earning livable wages from their work. They will leave this course with strategies and an action plan for ethically monetizing their art.

EDCE 8501N: Building a Brand: Leveraging Social Media
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Instructor: Sobha Kavanakudiyil
3 credits
What's your Story? What's your Platform?  What's your Social Media persona? This course will investigate different social media platforms, influencers and help you develop your own social media impact. 

Summer Session II July  

EDCE 8502N: Got something to say: Podcast and Beyond
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Weds, & Thurs 7-10pm
Instructor: Courtney J. Boddie
3 credits
This course will investigate different podcast modalities and help students identify the best platform to share their passions and story.  The course will review format, content, and methods to create a podcast. 

EDCE 8606N: Equitable Digital Futures
Mondays 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Instructor: Natalia Nakazawa
1 credit
Connecting with others is more important than ever. The vitality of our communities, arts organizations, friendships, families, and beyond all require us to engage and connect. Social media is an increasingly important aspect to viability and visibility. This course explores creative and collective potentials for a digital presence, including what it means to build identity on third party and independent platforms.

EDCE 8604N: Using Art to Build Community Online
Monday Wednesday 12:00pm – 2:05pm
Instructor: Augustina Warton
2 credits
Students will learn methods they can use such as virtual art projects, online discussions and interactive activities that will help build community online. The class will also examine ways different groups (arts organizations, institutions and organizers) have been effective in creating online communities through case studies, guest speakers, virtual tours, visiting online communities and readings. Students will work in groups to create a project that invites “community” to participate in an online experience as their culminating project. 

EDCE XXXX: Community printmaking workshops in South Africa and Mexico
Wednesdays 9:00am – 12:05pm
Instructor: Nathan Sensel
1 credit
The Taller Grafica Popular in Mexico and the Medu Arts Ensemble in South Africa are both examples of artists collaborating for the rights of others. In this class we'll explore, through studio artmaking projects, the role of drawing, illustration, printmaking and more. We'll also guide you through a historical look at these activist art communities of the 20th Century.

EDCE XXXXN: Arts Administration & Equity
Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:05pm
Instructor: Keonna Hendrick
1 credit
This course will examine contemporary issues of (in)equity in the administration and facilitation of visual art education programs in the U.S. Students will investigate theoretical frameworks for interrogating the intersection of power, culture and art education, including discourses in critical race theory, feminism, and disability studies among others. Students will be leave with practical approaches for integrating equity-centered choices in their professional work.

Extended Summer Session

EDCE XXXX: Surrealism and Ink Drawing Techniques
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm – 2:50pm
Instructor: Nathan Sensel
3 credits
Juxtaposition and Fusion are mainstays of illustration and mixed media art. In this class we'll explore the function of these strategies through a look at the genre of surrealism in the 20th and 21st centuries. This class is built around dialogue and studio artmaking techniques. 

Instructions on how to register:

  • Fill out the non – degree application submitted through the online ApplyYourself Application System
  • Pay $75 application fee
  • Have your immunization cleared through Student Health Services

Deadlines for submitting re-entries and non-degree applications:

  • Summer X & I: May 22, 2020
  • Summer II: June 22, 2020
  • Summer III: July 22, 2020