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Concordia Art Education Graduate Symposium March 23-24th.
Friday, March 23rd Registration/ Welcome from 8:30 am - 6pm with Keynote Address at 6:15 - 7:30pm followed by Vernissage at Brutopia at 7:30pm
Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
On the Edge: Taking Risks in Art Education /
Sortir des sentiers battus: se risquer en pédagogie artistique
3rd Annual Concordia Art Education Graduate Student Symposium/ Département d’éducation de l’art de Concordia Colloque des étudiants(es) aux cycles supérieurs
Friday March 23rd, 2012 / Vendredi 23 mars 2012
8:30-9:00 Registration and Morning Coffee / inscriptions et café
9:00- 9:10 Introduction and Welcome / introduction et bienvenue
all sessions will be 3x 20 min. paper with 15 min. response unless indicated otherwise
/ la plupart des sessions comprennent trois présentations de 20 min. avec période de question de 15 min.
9:15- 10:30 Taking Risks in the Art Community
Répondant/Respondent: Katherine Rochon
Amélie Brindamour M.A Art Education, Concordia University
Alternative Approaches to Art Making to Increase Environmental Awareness
The presentation will focus on the pedagogical projects that I have realized as part of my artistic practice in order to increase public awareness of environmental issues. During the second part of my presentation, I will I talk about how these notions could be applied in an educational setting.
Onira Lussier & Marie Deaudelin Les Vidanges Theatre
Les Vidanges en cavale
Les Vidanges en Cavale, compagnie de théâtre social, offre des spectacles inspirés de problématiques sociales actuelles et des formations développant la communication à travers l'exploration de techniques théâtrales. Après avoir initié son projet au Pérou en 2008, la compagnie œuvre maintenant à Montréal et au Nunavik où elle participe, en collaboration avec AVATAQ, à la naissance d’une première troupe officielle de théâtre.
Scott McLeod M.A. Art Education, Concordia University
N.D.G. Arts Week and Community Building
Festival coordinators G. Scott MacLeod and Paul Cargnello created the community arts festival, La Semaine des Arts NDG Arts Week in 2011 to showcase the unique creative pulse of Montreal's largest borough. The festival demonstrated community building through visual art, music, and film, and advocated the nourishment of body and spirit in collaboration with the NDG Food Depot.
10:45- 12:00 Popular Culture and Taking Risk with Art-making
Répondant/Respondent: Gisèle Houle
Meneka Thirukkumaran & Jennifer Bassett, M.A. Art Education, Concordia University
Why, Degrassi? Why?!
What does it mean to be Canadian in a media-saturated society? These and more risky questions are explored through the presentation of a pilot study. American influences on Canadian teen-genre television are examined, and the startling results will have you taking a closer look at the changing face of modern Canadian media.
Christine Faucher - PhD UQAM
Pratiques culturelles d’élèves du 3e secondaire dans le cyberespace
Nous aborderons la notion de risque, en enseignement des arts, par le biais d’une recherche doctorale portant sur les pratiques culturelles d’adolescents dans le cyberespace. Suite à la présentation de la problématique, nous traiterons de la méthodologie de notre recherche centrée sur l’entrevue d’explicitation de captures d’écrans et sur l’écranographie.
Jennifer Cherniack M.F.A. / Teaching Studio Arts, Concordia
HOW WATCHING TELEVISION, SURFING THE WEB AND LISTENING TO SHITTY MUSIC HAS MADE ME A BETTER ARTIST AND A BETTER EDUCATOR OR HOW I’M AN ARTIST AND EDUCATOR AND A POP CULTURE FANATIC, AND HOW I CAN’T IMAGINE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHERS.
How watching television...is an artist talk that explores the use of popular culture in artistic and teaching practices to subvert and challenge well-known narratives in both popular culture and art. The presentation will outline my teaching methodologies, and will demonstrate how I employ these tools not only in the classroom, but also in my own artworks.
12:00 – 1:45 LUNCH BREAK / DINER
1:45 – 2:45 Photography as a Site for Taking Risk
Respondent/Répondant: Dustin Garnet
Pamela Marcus PhD (2007) McGill University
Vus et Entendus: Teenagers’ Digital Self-portraits
In this presentation, I will outline a digital self-portrait project designed for teenagers. “Vus et Entendus: Teenagers’ Digital Self-portraits” uses photovoice, which is a participatory action research methodology developed by Carolyn C. Wang and Mary Ann Burris. It is based on the notion that people, in this case, teenagers, are the experts in their own lives.
Jayme Schomann M.A Art Education, Concordia University
Exploring Adolescent Identity and Community through Photography: A case study of photovoice
The NDG Teen Photo Voice Project was a community art initiative and research project in which ten teenagers from Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) photographed their community and curated an exhibition in August 2011. This research explores teenager’s relationships to their community and art as a vehicle for insight, exploration, and expression.
3:00- 4:15 Identity and Taking Risk: Part 1
Respondent/Répondant: Scott McMaster
Samir Khoury, PhD Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
OUT: from the shadows to the light
Narrating the lived experiences of LGBTQ Lebanese & Arabic people
This photo installation showcases "OUT" Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer [LGBTQ] Middle Eastern & North African [MENA] people and addresses issues of ethnicity, sexuality, oppression, vulnerability - yet portrays a sense of empowerment, PRIDE, and social movement - a found VOICE. Coming OUT for most is overwhelming and often dangerous, but ‘it’s getting better.’
Veronica Sahagun, PhD Art Education Concordia University
Talking, Making, and Thinking in the Museum: Using Art as a Catalyst for Unheard Voices to Speak Up
Violence has different ways of manifesting itself. What happens when a society ignores minor signs of violence? What can artistic and cultural institutions do about this?This paper includes two projects developed in two Mexican museums in response to contemporary issues of war, mafia and escalating deaths of civilians.
Rosalind Hampton PhD Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
Looking at Family Photos through the lens of critical race theory: Art/Education and participatory action research with/in communities of colour
This presentation brings together critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, community art education and participatory action research in a reflection on the impetus behind, risks involved in, and results and recommendations of my 2011 master’s thesis “Family Photos: Digital photography as Emancipatory Art Education in Montreal’s Black Community.”
4:30 – 6:00 Performance Art Session / Session de trois performances sur le theme
Respondent/Répondant: Lori Beavis
All Performances taking place between 4:30-5:30
Performer - Audience response in EV 2-645 - 5:30-6:00
Please circulate between each performance. At 5:30 please return to EV 2-645 for Q&A response / Vous êtes invités à circuler d'une performance à l'autre avant de retourner au local EV 2-645 à 17h30 pour la séance de questions avec les artistes
1st. In EV 2. 645
Jennifer Bassett and Ian Stubbs M.A. Art Education Concordia University
The Neighbourhood Project
The Neighbourhood Project is an interactive narrative installation that explores the present state of modern communities. Notions of neighbours and neighbourhoods are changing in reaction to increased human isolation and augmented needs of privacy. The installation utilizes technology that is linked to our growing segregation to provoke a viewer to examine how they interact with their community.
2nd. Look for Table near 2nd Floor Elevator
Tina Carlisi M.A Art Education, Concordia University
Please type (here)
Please type (here) is a participatory-based installation project, which asks participants to continue playful, incomplete phrases on postcards related to various art topics. The artist will act as “secretary,” assisting participants with using a typewriter to complete the phrase(s). All postcards are to remain on site as a living library.
3rd. Taking Place in front of Office of the Fine Arts Dean – EV 2nd Floor
Stacey Cann and Jennifer Bassett M.A Art Education, Concordia University
The Alberta Museum of Interprovincial Studies
The Alberta Museum of Interprovincial Studies is a mobile unit that examines the effect of displacement on one’s identity. The Museum was manifested through the artists’ own experience of displacement: from Alberta to Montreal, Quebec. The Museum’s main function is to facilitate social experiments that deal with misplaced identity.
5:30-6:00 EV 2-645 for Q&A response / séance de questions sur les performances
6:15 - 7:30
EV 1.605 Keynote Address / Discours Inaugural– Shelley Falconer
“New Paradigms in Art Education: Case Studies from Canada and the United States”
Falconer has a 20 year+ career as a consultant, curator, educator, new media
strategist and arts administrator.
7:30 – 9:00
Art Education Student Art exhibition Vernissage / Vernissage de l'exposition sur le thème du 3e Symposium
Lignes Divergentes/ Put on the Line
Brutopia, 1219 rue Crescent, Montréal
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 / Samedi le 24 mars 2012
9:00 – 9:10 Morning Coffee / Café
9:10 – 10:45 Risky Classrooms and Pedagogy
Respondent/Répondant: Isabelle Frot
Patti Chambers Tripunitarra PhD Art Education, Concordia University
Not the Forest, Just a Tree: A self-study of choosing to change pedagogies in mid-career
What happens when an art teacher is asked to change the pedagogy due to educational reform or new pedagogical research? How do art teachers adapt to these changes? I will present preliminary findings from my current research project on an experienced teacher who chooses to change pedagogies in mid-career.
Philip Robbins M. A. Art Education Concordia University
Recontextualizing the Art Classroom of the 21st Century
Art Education has to under go a radical transformation within the classroom and involve more exposure to contemporary art-making technologies including (but not limited to) computer programming, interaction design, performance, installation, relational aesthetics, and more.
Lauren McCann PhD Art Education, Concordia University
The Art of Letting Go
For a teacher, the biggest risk of all is to let go - to give control to the students. Through the arts, young learners can independently demonstrate their capabilities and, ultimately, their understanding. Based on Project Zero’s Visual Thinking, I documented my student’s progress as they produced their first visual essays.
Manuelle Freire – PhD Art Education, Concordia University
5 arguments for the establishment of New Media Art Education
This presentation is part of an argument for the establishment of New Media Art Education (NMAE) as a branch within Art Education studies. It explores the specificities of developing and implementing curriculum for New Media Arts as well as the necessary continuity with established theories of art education.
10:55- 12:10 Making Art is Risky
Respondent/Répondant: Amélie Brindamour
Isabelle Frot PhD Art Education, Concordia
The catastrophe, catalyst of painting: A new glance on painting after the catastrophe theory of Deleuze
According to Deleuze, the catastrophe is the pre-pictorial condition of painting. The creative process is a complex process, where nothing is given. It is precisely this process that I am investigating in my doctoral research, and that I wish to share with you today.
Stacey Cann MA Art Education Concordia
The Pedagogy of Exchange
Exchanges between artists can be a productive way to create informal learning environments. This presentation will explore several examples of exchanges between artists and how ideas regarding art are expanded through these practices. The procedural, artistic and educational aspects of artistic exchange will be discussed.
Moksha Serranno – M.A. Education and Society McGill
Breaking the Silence: Raising AIDS/ HIV Awareness through the Arts
In recognition of World AIDS Day and the many artists who have been affected or have lost their lives to AIDS, Moksha Serrano organized a Day With(out) Art event at the Faculty of Education, McGill University in partnership with other community organizations. This paper discusses how a first year Masters student used the arts to raise awareness at a Faculty of Education that is relatively conservative with very few arts programs.
12:15 – 1:30 Identity and Taking Risks: Part 2
Respondent/Répondant: Natasha Reid
Maria Ezcurra and Scott McLeod, PhD/ MA Art Education, Concordia University
The Butterfly Effect
We will present and discuss the documentation of a project that explores the interconnections between natural and social issues via an animation and textile performance on the Monarch butterfly. Inspired by immigration and migration, we have used this performative inquiry to investigate the interconnections, possibilities and consequences of global environmental change.
Lori Beavis PhD Art Education, ConcordiaUniversity
Taking a Risk: Laughter and Art Education and Identity Issues
This paper will explore the notion that it is okay to take a chance and laugh out loud even when dealing with difficult subjects. Based on personal experiences and the small body of available scholarly research. I will interrogate the use of humour in the art of selected First Nation artists and the way that these artists turn the image of the native woman on its head using humour and in their own way make a powerful statement about Native women’s identity.
Ella Cooper - M.A. Art Education, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Life Drawing for Women of Colour: Reclaiming the Black Female Nude through arts education, multiracial feminist art inquiry and community engagement
Cooper presents her current research and outcomes/insights from ‘ Life Drawing for Women of Colour,’ a women-only arts empowerment initiative that engaged two intergenerational groups of women from Afro-Caribbean and mixed cultural backgrounds residing in the Vancouver area.
1:30 – 2:30 LUNCH / DINER
2:30 – 3:30 pm in EV2.645
transformative practices, risky business: discussions from the field/
pratiques transformatives, affaires risquées: discussions à partir du champ de recherche
Table Ronde / Panel Conversation
Dr. Jennifer Carter, muséologue et historienne de l’art UQAM
Karine Giboulo, artiste visuel
Dr. Brian Nichols, artist, psychotherapist-art therapist
Thank you! merci
We would like to thank the Art Education Department, Linda Szabad Smyth, and especially Stan Charbonneau.
We appreciate the funding received from: / Pour leur aide financière nous remercions:Office of the Dean of Fine Arts, School of Graduate Studies and Vice President Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University Alumni Association “Special Projects’ Funding, ARTEGS
We would like to thank our Respondents for their help at each of the Panel Sessions/ Nous voudrions remercier nos répondants de leur aide a chacune de nos sessions de panneau: Natasha Reid, Isabelle Frot, Giséle Houle, Katherine Rochon, Dustin Garnet, Lori Beavis, Scott McMaster, Amélie Brindamour
Volunteers: Sheryl Gilman Smith
The Organizing Committee of the Symposium/ Le comité dèorganisation du symposium: Lori Beavis, Amélie Brindamour, Stacey Cann, Adrienne Costantino, Dustin Garnet, Giséle Houle, Scott McMaster