Mentoring Artists for Women's Art: Theory and Beer: Art Education Tomorrow with Stacey Abramson, May 23

Thursday, May 23, 2019

6:30-8pm

Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Ave.

Free! No need to register, just come!

Visual art and creative education is a critical part of the development of a 21st-century learner. However, the artwork being produced in the classrooms in North America today often reflects ideals and concepts from the 20th century, focussing on form and function while leaving out conceptual thinking. This Theory and Beer is a call to action for quality art education and a discussion about what art education could be. How can the ways we teach art significantly impact student art being made today for a better society tomorrow?

Readings:

Stacey Abramson is a video artist, art critic and passionate art educator who works within the public-school system. She is a current mentor and alumni of the Art21 Educators Program in New York City.

About Theory and Beer: It's fun! It's theoretical! And you don't have to drink beer! MAWA presents informal critical discussion led by guest facilitators. Theory and Beer convenes on Thursday evenings, once a month. Each meeting has a text-based focus, with weblinks to readings provided in advance (go to mawa.ca to click on the links). Do the readings beforehand or come to the Legion at 6:15 pm and pick up a copy of the text(s). The more familiar you are with the readings, the more the conversation will "cook"! The Legion is wheelchair accessible. People of all genders welcome.