City Studio Looking for Lead Teacher to Start Immediately

Looking for a lead teacher starting Mid-Oct. 2015 through May 2016.

If interested please forward Resume/CV and description of relevant experience and interest to Debra Samdperil, SMFA Assoc. VP, Non-Degree Programs: immediately.

City Studio: BPS/SMFA Partnership High School Art Program:

One afternoon per week (TBD Tues. Wed. or Thurs) 4:00-6:00 pm for 21 weeks

City Studio is a studio based after-school art program established through a partnership between BPS and SMFA that gives Boston Public School students the opportunity to make and exhibit their work while exploring contemporary art and historical art movements. Visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, National Center for Afro-American Artists and the galleries on the South End will complement studio courses in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Photography and Video. Portfolio building, technical instruction, mentoring, and installation skills will also be developed throughout the year.

Course Description
City Studio 2015/16 will guide students to delve deeper into their own personal history, cultural upbringing, and preconceived notions of reality, by engaging them in exploring contemporary art and art historical movements while creating their own personal artwork.

Our mission is to rethink, reflect, re-contextualize how high school artists think about art through their interactions with artists, instructors, institutions, galleries, and materials that will expose them to new and innovative ways of creating art. This twenty-one week after school program dedicated to constant dialogue, object development, field trips and visits with local artists will ignite the flames of inspiration each student holds within; resulting in an invaluable and formative art experience.

A weekly homework assignment will be given to help students develop independence, focus, and their own personal approach to making art. During the course of the program students will have the opportunity to exhibit in a mid-semester exhibition as well as a final exhibition.

An exhibition is mandatory and is used to evaluate student development throughout the course by assessing the formal components of visual arts incorporated into their work. Students will also work on building a portfolio and all students will receive one course credit towards high school graduation upon successful completion of the program.

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