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Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers a Teaching Artist Minor to students in preparation for teaching in community and educational settings. 

 

 

 

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About


Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers a Teaching Artist Minor to students in preparation for teaching in community and educational settings. 

 

 

 

About

MCAD TEACHING ARTIST MINOR

Minneapolis College of Art and the Teaching Artist minor introduces and prepares MCAD art and design students as professional teaching artists in K-12 schools and community settings. The minor provides opportunities for our students to develop a reflective teaching practice; research and apply learning theory in the arts; and develop art teaching practices in both arts focused and arts infused learning environments.

The Teaching Artist minor connects MCAD students to K-12 schools, after school programs and a wide variety of community arts organizations as they gain hands-on experience in a wide range of educational settings and preparefor entry into the professional world.

 

TEACHING ARTIST PRACTICUM

After the completion of the Teaching Artist Theory and Methods, students are involved in classroom observation, interaction, and visual arts infused teaching experiences. Collaborating with paired mentors and supervised by a faculty member, students participate in two visual art residencies and shadow a teaching artist at work. In addition to on-site observation and teaching, students reflect on teaching experience, create lessons and assessments, budget lessons, and develop presentation packets required for residencies applications. Undergraduate requirements and this coursework prepare the students for work as teaching artists in K-12 schools and community settings. Not a licensure program, the MCAD Teaching Artist Minor supplies hours and content for acceptance into many arts education licensure programs.

For more information and course requirements check the MCAD website.
 

TEACHING ARTIST PRACTICUM WEBSITE

This website is managed by the MCAD Teaching Artist Coordinator and content is provided by the current class of Teaching Artist Practicum students.  It contains a class blog with weekly observation journal entries, and lesson plans and images of students work. 


MCAD Teaching Artist Coordinator

Lynda Monick-Isenberg, Professor of Fine Art

Monick-Isenberg, Professor of Fine Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design,  teaches drawing, coordinates and teaches the BFA Teaching Artist Minor, MFA Teaching Seminar and Practicum, Foundation,  and creates online curriculum for MCAD Continuing Education courses. As an arts consultant she has participated in the development and implementation of community based teaching artist residencies in Minnesota in Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and nonprofit arts organizations. She has worked as an arts education consultant in Minnesota, North Dakota and North Carolina. A founding member of The Drawing Project, Form+Content Gallery – a Minneapolis gallery collective, the Jewish Woman’s Artist Circle,  and actively participates the arts community in the Twin Cities.

Before coming to MCAD Lynda was the chair the Foundation Studies department at the College of Visual Arts  and has held adjunct teaching positions at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

A visual artist working in drawing and weaving,  Monick-Isenberg has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally, and installed 100+ commissions nationwide.  Drawing is essential and core to her practice rooted in inquiry and environmentalism, raising questions of equity, access, action and art and designs’ opportunity to address change. Her drawings are in public and private  collections including the Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum.

 

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