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Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Douglass

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Douglass

  The Department of Art Education is proud to congratulate Florida State alumni, Kathryn Douglass on her recent promotion to the Senior Campaign Coordinator position at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Though Kathryn has been very busy preparing for her new position, we were thrilled when she agreed to participate in an email interview to include in this week’s blog, highlighting her career since graduating from Florida State! We have included the interview questions and Kathryn Douglass’ responses below Did you ever imagine obtaining...

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Congratulations Summer 2014 Graduates!

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Congratulations Summer 2014 Graduates!

The Department of Art Education would like to congratulate and commemorate our Summer 2014 graduating masters and doctoral students on their excellent achievement!     Art Therapy Masters Graduating Class: Annie Draper Brittney Washington Carrie Tillett Saks Chelsea Plotner Erika Martin Gina Galardi Hillary Kern Jaime Robertson Jaimie Burkewitz Lauren Sealy Mary Doonan Olivia Hendran Peyton Tanner Rachel Mims Rupa Chadha     Art Education Doctoral Graduate: Yoonjung Kang   On July 14, 2014, Yoonjung Kang defended her...

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Summer 2014 Special Topics & Art Therapy Issues Dr. Paige Asawa and Dr. Dina Ricco Recap

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Summer 2014 Special Topics & Art Therapy Issues Dr. Paige Asawa and Dr. Dina Ricco Recap

On June 27th and 28th, the Department of Art Education’s Art Therapy Program hosted its second summer weekend course. The second weekend course focused on family art assessment. The course was taught by visiting professor Dr. Paige Asawa who came all the way from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles to teach this course! In addition to teaching at LMU, Dr. Asawa is the Admissions Coordinator and the Director of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic. Her current research focuses on the use of art therapy in trauma treatment,...

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Welcome, Visiting Professor Guo Li!

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 | Comments Off

Welcome, Visiting Professor Guo Li!

  The Department of Art Education proudly welcomes the arrival of visiting professor Guo Li. Guo Li is currently an Assistant Professor at the Fine Art College of Gannan Normal University in the Jiangxi Province of China and will be traveling to Tallahassee with the help of the Chinese Government Scholarship to work and study as an exchange student at Florida State University. While at FSU Guo Li will work closely with Pat Villeneuve to explore research related to art and museum education. Guo Li received her Bachelor of Fine Arts...

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Graduates Students within the Department of Art Education Help Facilitate “Art and Athletics” Summer Camp

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Graduates Students within the Department of Art Education Help Facilitate “Art and Athletics” Summer Camp

Each year the Florida State University College of Social Work hosts “Arts and Athletics,” an engaging two-week summer camp for underserved middle-school kids in the Tallahassee area. Leigha Inman, the Director of the camp collaborated with FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), the FSU Art Education Department, the FSU Athletics Department, and the Tallahassee Housing Authority to organize the event and cultivate a program that exposes youth to a university setting while encouraging positive youth...

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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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