The Art Education Department prepares students to be skillful, imaginative, and socially engaged artist-teachers.
In this major, students explore teaching and learning in visual art through developing a studio art practice in addition to taking
teaching and general education classes. Students choose to have a studio specialization or to take a broad range of studio classes.
Students in both tracks take introductory seminars in art and human development and contemporary teaching and contemporary art practices. Art Ed students learn about different instructional methods and the challenges that their students face in their daily lives.
MassArt’s Saturday Studios program affords students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as educators before their extrenal practicums by teaching Saturday morning art classes to children grades 4 through 12 with support and supervision of Art Ed. faculty.
Art Education Faculty
Beth Balliro, Assistant Professor
BA, Smith College
MSAE, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Lois Hetland, Professor
BSS, Cornell College
Ed.M, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Ed.D, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Adriana Katzew, Associate Professor
BA, Harvard University
Ed.M, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Ed.D, Harvard University Graduate School of Education