Art Education and Conservation in Madagascar
August 3 – 26
70 CTLE Hours for Professional Teachers
Course number: AEG-5231-A
Tuition: $4,400


Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience in Madagascar. The visual arts are not required in public schools in Madagascar, however, there is keen interest in bringing the arts into the curriculum, paralleling the recent initiatives in STEAM in the United States. This course offers a unique opportunity for art educators to collaborate with Malagasy educators to create an art and science curriculum that can instill in present and future generations the importance of preserving and caring for this delicate ecosystem. Ultimately, the creation of this curriculum will support the ongoing environmental efforts in this country.

During the program, participants will write up their observations and experiences, and document the curriculum they developed with Malagasy educators and naturalists for their portfolios. Published curricula will be made available for reference and future use by participating teachers and teachers in Madagascar.

This workshop gives 70 Professional Development hours to:
• Teachers with an Initial Certification
• Teachers with Professional Certification receive CTLE hours (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education).

For more information about this program, please contact Rose Viggiano at or 212.592.2449.

Sylvia Kassner Corwin at the age of 95 passed peacefully on 25th of August 2017.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard and daughter June. She leaves her son Lee. Throughout her life she persevered in trying to improve the world using art education as the main vehicle. She was instrumental in using the theory of visual thinking to teach high school students to read during her long teaching and administrative positions in the New York City school system. She contributed to the art education literature as well as being an accomplished artist herself. A celebration of her life will be held at the Village of Duxbury in the near future. Donations to any institutions mitigating climate change or ADL in her name would be appreciated.



Judith Schwartz Presents: Material Matters: Celebrating Sculpture in Craft Media

NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
Barney Building Galleries
Opening date: October 11, 2017
Opening reception: Oct 11, 4-5:30pm

The primal and playful act of creating objects with a foundation of fully developed mastery of materials makes it all the more possible for artists to convey meaningful concepts, thoughts, and feelings. Such sustained ability produces unexpected discoveries. Knowledge based on accumulated experience invites playful improvisation and confidence so aesthetic choices become easily internalized and rendered with significant impact.

The artists represented in this show share a common core of a particular training—an education in art that coalesces traditional skill building, historical perspective, postmodernist theory and the diverse new wave of a hybrid practice that makes up the contemporary art world.

Artists include: Steve Montgomery, Linda Casbon, Shida Kuo, Matt Nolen, Claudia Alvarez, Kathy Butterly, Judith Schwartz, Klaus Burgel, Carolanne Patterson, Debra Rapoport, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Edison Zapata and Jane Bruce.