8th Annual AIE Summer Intensive
The Quest to Understand Humankind: Arts in the Classroom through the Lens of Anthropology. Two days of workshops for K-12 educators and teaching artists using the 4 disciplines of anthropology to investigate the mystery of how we learn. These workshops explore Arts Infused Education as an opportunity to integrate humanities and social sciences into the classroom.
DAY 1 – Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:45 a.m........ REGISTRATION 9:00 a.m........ Introduction to IAIE with Mary Lou Greene 9:15 a.m........ Icebreaker 9:30 a.m........ Through the Looking-Glass: Arts and Anthropology with Karen Davis 10:30 p.m...... BREAK 10:45 a.m...... Exploring Music though the Lens of an Archaeological Anthropologist with Mark Stone 12:45 p.m...... LUNCH 1:45 p.m........ Warm-up 2:00 p.m........ The Evolution of Art with Jen Boyak 4:00 p.m........ BREAK 4:15 p.m........ Group Recap 4:45 p.m........ RECEPTION DAY 2 – Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:00 a.m.........Day 1 Recap with Mary Lou Greene 9:15 a.m.........Icebreaker 9:30 a.m.........Moving Forward in Community: Focusing on Key Aspects of Sociocultural Anthropology through Movement and Creative Dance with Kimberli Boyd 10:30 a.m.......BREAK 10:45 a.m.......Poetics of Language with Michael Martin 12:45 p.m.......LUNCH 1:45 p.m.........Warm-up 2:00 p.m.........Say What? with Milfordean Luster 4:00 p.m.........BREAK 4:15 p.m.........Lesson planning Overview 4:45 p.m.........Resources, wrap-up and final reflection Registration Information • Cost of $75 includes continental breakfast, lunch, and parking for both days. • Both days total 12 SCECH with an additional $10.00 fee. Register no later than July 20 by: Mail WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS: Institute for Arts Infused Education with Mary Lou Greene Get a brief look at what The Institute for Arts-Infused Education does and the impact it has made in urban education. Marygrove College established the Institute for Arts-Infused Education in 2006 to improve educational achievement, create innovative models for teaching and learning, and promote the systemic integration of the arts into the K-12 core curriculum. The Evolution of Art with Jen Boyak Using visual arts, we will take a brief look at the evolution of art over the history of humankind as a process of growth and development. We will then watch and experience evolution in process as we create our own works of art, exploring the use of visual arts to teach core curriculum across grade levels. The Poetics of Language with Michael Martin Language--spoken or heard, written or read--is at its root an extraordinary phenomenon of intimacy, even of communion. Drawing on his Waldorf background as well as his work as a poet and literary critic, Professor Martin will engage participants in the exploration of a fundamental question: what is language? Exploring music though the Lens of an Archaeological Anthropologist with Mark Stone The careful examination of musical instruments (the artifacts of musical expression), their function, and the manner in which they create sound enables Archaeological Anthropologists to explore the depths of our world’s many music-cultures. These instruments and the music they create are, in turn, an expression and reflection of human culture. This hands-on workshop will explore percussion instruments from several parts of the world. After exploring these instruments, their relationship to the history and aesthetic values of their culture of origin will be discussed. Moving Forward in Community: Focusing on Key Aspects of Sociocultural Anthropology through Movement and Creative Dance with Kimberli Boyd Regardless of our community or cultural background, movement is fundamental to our experience as human beings. A community that is able to move together successfully may be better equipped to grow and sustain itself into the future. Imagine how powerful this experience can be for building and sustaining community within a classroom! In this workshop, participants will explore a series of improvisational movement structures that use basic elements and principles of dance to engage communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity through original dances that express the unique identity of the group and the formation of positive community culture. Through the Looking-Glass: Arts & Anthropology with Karen Davis This overview will present major anthropological perspectives and provide interactive examples of how these perspectives can enrich and enliven expressive arts education. Contemporary anthropology embraces a wide variety of fields, from studies of our primate relatives and early human ancestors to ethnobotany and cyborg anthropology. Our focus will be on cultural analysis: studies of written, oral, visual and performing arts, including context and subtext in specific societies and comparatively. Cultural analysis deconstructs ideas, values and beliefs represented by expressive arts, especially those exploring relationships among humans, between humans and the Earth, and between humans and supernatural realms. For cultural analysis, we open our eyes, ears, and hearts: to observe, experience and honor alternative ways of being human and alternative ways of expressing that being. Cultural analysis begins with leaning in toward differences, not turning away with laughter or disgust. We learn to perceive as normal what initially seemed bizarre or strange, by entering the “cultural imagination of the other.” We step behind the looking-glass to learn “who it was that dreamed it all.” SAY WHAT? With Milfordean Luster This session will utilize the art discipline of theatre to examine linguistic anthropology. How does language correlate with our humanity? What are the connections between language and culture? The participants will have the opportunity to learn and employ drama methodology in anticipation of using those techniques to creatively explore linguistic anthropology in the classroom. Complete the form and send payment to: Marygrove College Enrollment Center 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221 Phone MasterCard or VISA holders may register by calling toll-free (866) 903-3033 In person Marygrove College, Enrollment Center, LA120. Call (866) 903-3033 for current hours For more information, contact: Mary Lou Greene, Director Institute for Arts Infused Education Direct: (313) 927-1853 Fax: (313) 927-1345 Email: email@example.com Funding from the Kresge Foundation. Marygrove College Institute for Arts-Infused Education (IAIE) believes that the arts are transformative tools for engaging all learners. The Institute improves educational achievement and creates innovative models for teaching and learning, and promotes the systematic integration of the arts into the K-12 curriculum. This methodology created learning communities in which students, artists, and teachers are agents of positive change. Michael Martin, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of English at Marygrove and served for sixteen years as a Waldorf teacher. In addition to teaching and scholarship, Michael is a poet, musician, and organic farmer. Mark Stone As a performer and educator, Mark Stone has performed with the foremost percussionists of Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Trinidad, India, and the United States. He was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Makerere University, where he researched traditional Ugandan music and performed with the Nakibembe Xylophone Group. As a member of the Bernard Woma Ensemble he has performed with the world’s leading orchestras. Mark is co-founder of Jumbie Records and is the Coordinator of World Music and Percussion at Oakland University, where he teaches courses in ethnomusicology and international studies. He also directs Oakland University’s African Ensemble, World Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Band. Marygrove College Michael Martin 8425 West McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599 Milfordean is Director of Arts in Education for the Detroit Repertory Theatre, a nationally recognized professional theatre, currently in its fifty-fifth season. An award-winning playwright and fiction writer, Milfordean has been a drama instructor for the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s Actors Workshop since 1992, and teaches theatre in schools and other programs throughout the area. She has been the Coordinator/Administrator of the Learning via Arts AIE/ ACE Partnership since its inception. She received a Master of Arts degree in English from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Marygrove College www.marygrove.edu Milfordean Luster Jen Boyak Jennifer Mercedes Boyak is a visual and creative movement artist who has exhibited her work internationally. She graduated with a BFA from Wayne State in 1994 and has continued studies at CCS and Penland School of Arts and Crafts. She has been working with youth as a teaching artist for over 10 years with Project Paradigm and Living Arts, and the College for Creative Studies Community Arts Partnership, as well as Matrix Theatre Company, Marygrove College, and individual efforts. Kimberli Boyd 8th Annual AIE Summer Intensive August 13 & 14, 2013 Roberta “Bobbi” Lucas Roberta Lucas is a professional performing artist, choreographer, and teaching artist. She is a National Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute and has conducted classroom residencies and teacher training’s at the LA Music Center and The Kennedy Center. She received a BA in Theatre and Dance from Oakland University and an MA from the Center for Humanistic Studies. She has studied and performed modern dance with Linda Z. Smith, The Detroit Dance Collective and Laurie Eisenhower. She is program director for Living Arts—Detroit Wolf Trap program and is a Special Lecturer in Dance Education at Oakland University. PRESENTERS The Quest to Understand Humankind: Arts in the Classroom through the Lens of Anthropology. Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 4942 Detroit, MI Two days of workshops for K-12 educators and teaching artists using the 4 disciplines of anthropology to investigate the mystery of how we learn. These workshops explore Arts Infused Education as an opportunity to integrate humanities and social sciences into the classroom. Kimberli has toured the nation extensively, facilitating workshops that use movement/creative dance as a means of improving student learning and creativity, enhancing self-care, positive self-image, and supporting community/ team building, activism, and spirituality. Kimberli holds a variety of roles for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Curriculum in Motion program and Living Arts, Detroit. She has also served the Midwest Brain and Learning Institute, the Dallas ISD Brain Based Conference II, and the Jensen Learning & Brain Expo. Karen Davis Karen Davis, Associate Professor and Director of Humanities at Marygrove College, has created and taught many courses in humanities, literature, anthropology, social justice and more. Her doctoral research in cultural anthropology included a year of field research in Barbados. Other projects include Jamaican archaeology; Puerto Rican public arts; Haitian history, storytelling, and belief systems and Odawa (Michigan) quill artistry. Studying West African textile arts since 1993, she has worked with weavers, dyers, and batik artists of Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Bénin, and Morocco and created two exhibitions. She has also led various travel seminars, sold her photographs and watercolors, and raised goats. Mary Lou Greene Mary Lou is the Director of The Institute for Arts-Infused Education and Chair and Assistant Professor of the Visual Arts Department. She has over 20 years’ experience as an arts educator and administrator. Ms. Greene has developed accredited courses in arts-infused education and arts activism, and has delivered numerous workshops and presentations regionally and nationally. She has worked extensively with numerous community organizations. She holds an M.F.A. in printmaking from The Ohio State University, and has numerous awards to her credit including Wayne County Council for Arts, History and Humanities in Art Education (2010) as well as nominations for the Governor’s Arts Award and two national awards: The Lynton Prize and The Collaboration Prize.