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Recap: The 2014 AATA Conference & The FSU Friends and Alumni Reception

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Recap: The 2014 AATA Conference & The FSU Friends and Alumni Reception

This past week has been full of exciting events for Florida State’s Department of Art Education. Several students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Department travelled to San Antonio Texas to attend the 45th Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference as well as the FSU Friends and Alumni Reception, both of which were considered to be a smashing success.   The 2014 AATA Conference focused on Trailblazing the Future and offered over 100 informative sessions regarding the current work of art therapists across the nation and the...

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Mask Making project with FSU Veterans

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 | Comments Off

Mask Making project with FSU Veterans

  On Friday June 20th, 2014, the Student Veterans from the FSU Collegiate Veterans Association visited the art therapy program to attend a mask-making workshop facilitated by art therapy graduate student Rachel Mims and funded by the FSU Veterans Center. Art Therapy students Hillary Kern, Meredith McMackin, and Lorelei Voronin assisted in facilitating the workshop.   Student veterans were taught how to make plaster masks. They were then paired up so that they could make masks for each other:     After working together to...

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Florida State Offers Exciting and Interactive Environmental Class for Art Education Students

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 | Comments Off

Florida State Offers Exciting and Interactive Environmental Class for Art Education Students

Florida State University offers students an amazing opportunity to explore art education through hands-on involvement within the context of environment and culture. Through participation in Art Education Theory and Practice (ARE5047), students were able to attend a variety of different field trips in the community to build their knowledge about community art involvement and the importance of preserving the environment. Though the Art Education crew had the opportunity to attend many field experiences, this blog highlights a recent trip to...

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Summer 2014 Special Topics & Art Therapy Issues: Dr. Janice Hoshino Recap

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Summer 2014 Special Topics & Art Therapy Issues: Dr. Janice Hoshino Recap

This past weekend, the Department of Art Education’s Art Therapy Program held the first of three summer weekend courses. The first weekend course focused on a multicultural approach to family art therapy. The course was taught by visiting professor Dr. Janice Hoshino who is the Chair of Art and Expressive Therapies at Antioch University Seattle. Dr. Hoshino is a registered and board-certified art therapist as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Currently, Dr. Hoshino serves as a board member on the Art Therapy Credentials...

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Interview with the New Executive Director for COCA

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Interview with the New Executive Director for COCA

The Department of Art Education is proud to announce that Florida State alumni, Dr. Audra Price Pittman has been named Executive Director for the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), effective June 16, 2014. Dr. Price Pittman graduated from Florida State University in 2007 with a Ph.D. in Art Education/Arts Administration and a concentrated focus in Art Museum Education. Since graduation Dr. Price Pittman has continued to be an advocate for arts and education within the community and has ambitiously followed her passions through her work in...

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Chinese Art Exhibition at the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Museum

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Chinese Art Exhibition at the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Museum

On June 2nd, the doors to the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at the Florida A&M University opened to reveal a beautiful exhibition of Chinese inspired art. This exhibition aims to enrich the local community through exposure to beautiful Chinese artifacts and a brief introduction to the Chinese culture.   The exhibition is said to include artwork created by both local Chinese Artists as well as selected visiting artists from China. Those visiting the exhibition can expect to see demonstrations of traditional ink and brush painting,...

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Information regarding the 45th Annual Art Therapy Conference

Posted on May 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Information regarding the 45th Annual Art Therapy Conference

The Department of Art Education has been in good spirits this week as students and faculty prepare for the 45th Annual Art Therapy Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference entitled Art Therapy: Trailblazing the Future will be held July 9-13, and will focus on the latest innovations in art therapy practice and cutting-edge research in the field.   We are proud to announce that several of our own students and faculty will be presenting their ideas, projects, and research at the conference this upcoming year.   We congratulate...

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Alumni Amy Lee receives “Newbie Art Teacher of the Year” award in Hillsborough County

Posted on May 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Alumni Amy Lee receives “Newbie Art Teacher of the Year” award in Hillsborough County

Amy Lee, a recent graduate of the Art Education program at Florida State University, was hired this year as an art teacher at Boyette Springs Elementary in Hillsborough County. Boyette Springs offers an exceptional scholastic environment for middle class and working class populations and maintains highly competitive educational standards with other schools in the area. Amy has been enthusiastically welcomed in her new environment and attributes much of her success to her educational experience at Florida State. During her recent assignment to...

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Congratulations to the Art Education and Arts Administration Graduating Masters Level Students

Posted on May 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Congratulations to the Art Education and Arts Administration Graduating Masters Level Students

The Department of Art Education would like to congratulate our graduating Arts Administration and Art Education masters level students for the 2014 spring semester. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that each of these students demonstrated during their time at Florida State, and know that each will continue to exude the same quality of excellence in their future endeavors. Arts Administration Masters Degree Program The master’s degree in arts administration provides leadership training for arts agencies, community arts...

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Congratulations Spring 2014 Graduating Doctoral Students

Posted on May 2, 2014 | Comments Off

Congratulations Spring 2014 Graduating Doctoral Students

The Department of Art Education would like to congratulate all of our graduating Doctoral students for Spring 2014; Adriane Pereira, DeAndria Frazier, Alexandria “Zandy” Zettler, and Marion Wylly.   Marion Johnston Wylly Marion Wylly defended her dissertation on January 23rd, which was entitled, “Motives of Art Theft: A Social Contextual Perspective of Value.” Her major professor was Dr. David Gussak and she earned a Doctorate in Arts Administration. “I am thrilled to have completed a PhD in arts administration and art...

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