Dr. Olivia Gude‘s workshop, Designing Comprehensive Curriculums & Drawing Dirty Pictures, was highly successful! The workshop was presented by the FSU Department of Art Education and took place on June 1st, 2018, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
In the workshop, Dr. Olivia Gude, Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago, explored how to develop artistically satisfying and educationally credible frameworks for planning K-12 art education curriculum in today’s diverse contemporary culture. More specifically, she examined the Bricolage Comprehensive Curriculum formulation, which eschews the notion of foundational curriculum, instead advancing a conception of comprehensive curriculum—comprehensive defined as “covering many eventualities.” Additionally, Dr. Gude described methods for generating ideas and images with sometimes reluctant students, identifying and developing content, beginning making art without a preconceived plan, engaging in composition experimentation, and creating meaningful closure activities through peer exchange.
The workshop was highly successful, with the excellent performance of Dr. Gude and an outstanding turnout. Attendance being over 30 (exceeding classroom capacity), attendees included FSU Art Education and Art Therapy students as well as art teachers from Leon County, Wakulla County, St. Augustine, Sarasota, St. Lucie County, and Thomasville, Georgia.
In addition to the honor of hosting Dr. Olivia Guide, one of the most valuable and distinguishable features of Dr. Gude’s workshop was the ability of the Department to offer attendees professional development credit in the subject area of art. Moreover, it was free!
We are very satisfied with Dr. Gude’s workshop and the turnout it had. Providing local art teachers the opportunity to obtain professional development credit specifically in their subject area was a way to give back to them. They do amazing work, and some contribute significantly to the Art Education program through multiple means, such as in supervision of interns. I am honored to be able to give back for so much that they do.
The FSU Department cordially thanks Dr. Gude for leading the workshop and all attendees for participating in the event!