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New in 2022, CEI has expanded credit options and additional studio time available to allow extended access to MIAD’s facilities and labs. See details below for more information.

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2022 Sessions:

  • Session 1: June 20 – June 24
  • Session 1A: June 27 – July 1
  • Session 2: July 25 – July 29
  • Session 2A: August 1 – August 5

 

MIAD’s Summer Creative Educators Institute is an intense, immersive, and exciting exploration that recharges your creativity and reminds you of what it feels like to be an artist and a student. Network with other educators, develop a professional portfolio, generate curricular ideas for classroom projects, and get the credit you deserve! Earn three or four undergraduate or two or three graduate non-matriculating credits.

Courses are offered as either in-person or online formats. As we continue to monitor the pandemic, it is our goal to retain the opportunity for in-person programming for Summer 2022 in a thoughtful, responsible manner.

Questions? Contact Corbett Toomsen at 414‑847‑3335 or corbetttoomsen@miad.edu

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SUMMER 2022 CEI Classes

Note: All classes are held in-person at MIAD unless indicated as an online course only.

Session 1: June Courses

Vulnerability in the Making
June 20 – June 24, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kate Schaffer
Researcher Brene Brown notes that “learning is inherently vulnerable.” The process of making art is too. By focusing on infinite possibilities and a willingness to be vulnerable, artists can push their work to be the most emphatic it can be.
Vulnerability in the Making creates space for artists to experiment, learn and make important strides in their practice. Individual discussions with the instructor as well as group critiques supplement substantial studio time and help artists make important decisions about the direction of their work. 

 

Intuitive Approaches to Photography
June 20 – June 24, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Takahiro Suzuki
In our image saturated world, where symbols such as emojis, memes, and GIFs stand in for language or become their own vernacular, how do we still utilize the photographic medium in an engaging way through its origins of the printed image?  This course investigates the various ways in which the camera and the photograph can still be the conduit for artistic processes and investigate the various ways in which the “print” can be expanded beyond its understood form on paper.  Through an engaged discussion on the rapidly developing and changing photographic potentials, Intuitive Approaches to Photography offers a cursory exploration into concepts which may include the use of photographs as wearables, as reference for animation, as projection and/or sculpture, and more. 

 

Stop-Motion Animation and Visual Storytelling
June 20 – June 24, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kyle James
Come explore the potential of stop-motion – a vastly approachable process that is
ideal for introducing animation at varying grade levels. Through several short exercises, participants are introduced to industry-leading software such as DragonFrame and Adobe Premiere, and become familiar with the tools commonly used for dynamic and effective visual storytelling in motion. Exposed to a variety of examples, techniques and resources, participants are provided ample time to explore and produce their own projects.  With emphasis on developing a narrative and visual storytelling, course discussion also investigates how animation can be introduced into a classroom setting, and what the path looks like to becoming creative professionals in the field of animation. 

 

Unraveling Technology: Approaches to Digital Fabrication
June 20 – June 24, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kayle Karbowski
How do advancements in technology change the way we think about art and design? What is our relationship to making and how do we grapple with unfamiliar techniques? In recent years, we have found an increasing number of students engaging with technology to expand the capabilities of their studio practices. Unraveling Technology is a course designed to immerse students in an experimental environment where we can investigate strategies to connect traditional approaches with emergent ways of creating.
Throughout the week, we focus on hands-on experience with 3D Printing, Sculpting in Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and Etching, Digital Duplication, and Vinyl Cutting. All of these processes have the ability to translate our ideas from physical, to digital, to physical again. Between demos and workshops, class discussions explore pedagogical approaches and the logistics of integrating technology into art and design. Unraveling Technology is a great opportunity to strategize how to bring more tools into art classrooms, as well as a chance to personally engage with these techniques.

Session 1A: Open Studio
June 27 – July 1, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Studio (Session One and Session Two)
Open Studio is an opportunity for enrolled participants to extend the CEI experience, work independently and utilize MIAD’s lab and classroom facilities for an additional week of studio time.  This opportunity is offered at the end of each session.  Open Studio does not have a structured time – students may arrive and depart daily at their convenience, and are not required to stay the entire week – but are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours for the additional credit offered.  Depending on enrollment and participant interest, final critique may be offered to conclude the week.

Session Two in July features an optional workshop, The Basics in Hard Cover and Japanese Side Stitch Bookbinding, which will occur 9am-4pm on Monday and Tuesday.  Interested participants in June may contact the Pre-College and Continuing Education department to register for the July Open Studio if they are interested in this workshop.

 

Session 2: July Courses

Vulnerability in the Making (Online Course)
July 25 – July 29, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kate Schaffer
Researcher Brene Brown notes that “learning is inherently vulnerable.” The process of making art is too. By focusing on infinite possibilities and a willingness to be vulnerable, artists can push their work to be the most emphatic it can be.
Vulnerability in the Making creates space for artists to experiment, learn and make important strides in their practice. Individual discussions with the instructor as well as group critiques supplement substantial studio time and help artists make important decisions about the direction of their work. 

 

Sculpture: Intro to Metal Casting
July 25 – July 29, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mira Rychner
Access to MIAD’s Sculpture Lab provides the opportunity to explore the world of mold making and metal casting. Considering industrial and architectural influences within the realm of art and design, students conceptualize their own project while learning to make bonded sand molds, and are exposed to the choreography of running a foundry safely as a team.

Beginning with a simple three-dimensional form made from oil clay or foam, participants learn about drafting and dividing their pattern to make two-part rigid molds of their sculptures. Once the original sculptures are removed from the mold, channels for the metal to flow are carved in and the molds are reassembled; the class then works as a team in the foundry to pour molten aluminum into the molds, creating a metal copy of the original sculpture. Projects are then taken to completion through abrasive finishing and patination.

Casting within the course is limited to aluminum, however, aspects of bronze will be discussed.  Provided enough enrollment, participants interested in July Open Studio may elect as a group to execute another cast for the cost of materials or may continue to machine and finish their aluminum project if not completed during the course.

Please note: due to the size of the furnace, projects are approximately one square foot in size.  This course does not allow for jewelry-sized or large-scale projects.

 

Methodologies in Contemporary Print & Paper
July 25 – July 29, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Matthew Presutti

Methodologies in Contemporary Print and Paper
is an opportunity to further develop your approach to the print studio as an educator and artist. Each participant determines their own area of concentration within MIAD’s printmaking facility for the duration of the course. Intermittent demonstrations from basic shop practices to advanced techniques are organized throughout the week and based on individual interest. MIAD’s sun-soaked printmaking lab houses fully equipped studios in papermaking, screenprinting, letterpress, intaglio, relief, and lithography as well as a convenient printmaking supply store for purchasing paper, plates and tools. Come join us for this unique chance to self-direct your explorations into your favorite print and papermaking techniques.

 

Session 2A: Open Studio
August 1 – August 5, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Studio (Session One and Session Two)
Open Studio is an opportunity for enrolled participants to extend the CEI experience, work independently and utilize MIAD’s lab and classroom facilities for an additional week of studio time.  This opportunity is offered at the end of each session.  Open Studio does not have a structured time – students may arrive and depart daily at their convenience, and are not required to stay the entire week – but are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours for the additional credit offered.  Depending on enrollment and participant interest, final critique may be offered to conclude the week.

Session Two in July features an optional workshop, The Basics in Hard Cover and Japanese Side Stitch Bookbinding, which will occur 9am-4pm on Monday and Tuesday.  Interested participants in June may contact the Pre-College and Continuing Education department to register for the July Open Studio if they are interested in this workshop.

 

 

 

REGISTER ONLINE

Please contact Corbett Toomsen, Director of Pre-College and Continuing Education, with questions at 414‑847‑3335 or corbetttoomsen@miad.edu.

Instructor Bios

Kyle James
As a Milwaukee native, Kyle V. James graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a focus in Time-Based Media & Communication Design. Now, he is the Asstistant Director of the MIAD Innovation Center. As an artist, designer, and filmmaker, his work spans feature films, TV commercials, and award-winning short films. His work has been seen on Netflix, Amazon, and internationally at film festivals. For his current project, Kyle received the Brico Forward Fund grant in both 2015 and 2016 for the animated feature film he is directing called RAWSPACE.

 

Kayle Karbowski
Kayle Karbowski is a facilitator and maker living on the western banks of Lake Michigan. Her formal education is from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (BFA 2015) and is constantly learning through workshops, study groups, and personally led inquiry. She has received grants and residencies such as the Mary L Nohl Suitcase Export Fund Award in 2016, MASS Gallery in Austin, TX (artist in residence, 2016) and The Future in Minneapolis, MN (artist in residence, Dec 2018). After years curating and organizing in various institutional and independent art scenes, she returned to MIAD in 2019 to teach and is currently the Rapid Prototyping Technician in the Emerging Technology Center. Karbowski’s work has as many outputs as it does inputs; a few that she is currently engaging with include coding, herbalism, and higher learning institutions. She is fascinated by humanity’s drive to craft stories and tools at any cost and derives great pleasure from doing these things herself.

 

Matthew Presutti
Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Matthew received his BFA from Ohio University and MFA in Printmaking from the University of South Dakota. Currently based out of Wisconsin, he teaches at MIAD as an adjunct faculty member and serves as the technician for the printmaking lab. Presutti is the founder of HOAX, a non-commercial research exhibition space & print shop located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. He’s currently researching environmentally sustainable art practices through locally sourced materials for print and papermaking. His printed works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

 

Mira Rychner
Mira Rychner is a Milwaukee-born artist and educator whose work questions the cultural and economic habits of our time. Mira graduated from UWM with a BFA in sculpture and art education, and a minor in art history in 2007, where her focus was first in bronze, aluminum, and iron casting through to metal fabrication. In 2015 Mira graduated with an MFA in sculpture from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale where she honed and expanded her practice in metal casting, fabrication and blacksmithing. After graduate school, she worked for several custom fabrication shops. Her work embraces multiple media including paper, foam, wood, photography, sound, video, and small motors. 

 

Kate Schaffer
Kate E. Schaffer (BS 2006, MLC; MFA 2016, SAIC) began teaching at MIAD in 2017. She currently serves as the First-Year Experience chair and teaches courses in the First Year Experience and Art History, encouraging all students to consider the possibilities the world holds for them. As an artist, Schaffer works at the nexus of feminism, queer theory, and Abstractionist Aesthetics. Her paintings, installations, performances, and writings, explore the fixity and possibility of time and space.

Selected Exhibitions: Constant Practice, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; Illuminations, The Suburban; Is/Isn’t, Walkers Point Center for the Arts; Body of Work, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; The Everyday Feminist: Fine China, Ploch Art Gallery; The Everyday Feminist: Doing the Dishes, UW-Madison; The Book Club: What Would We Do with Lynne Tillman?, Frank Juarez Gallery; Small Works, Trestle Gallery; Indiana Green, Arts Mill; The New (re)Public: Nowheres, 314: Ripon College Project Space; Pfister Artist in Residence Finalist Show, Gallery M. Projects: The Everyday Feminist. Founder: 3rdCoast4thWave.

 

Takahiro Suzuki
Takahiro Suzuki (he/him/his) is an artist currently residing in Milwaukee, WI (USA).  He completed his BA in Studio Art from the University of Virginia concentrating in the media of photography and cinematography, and received his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  His works have been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, with recent screenings at the Crossroads Festival in San Francisco, CA, Festival OODAAQ in Rennes, France and the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, IL. Suzuki has taught at various institutions and  is currently the Photography + Digital Media Lab Technician at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and also serves as the co-founder and co-curator of aCinema, a collaboration with Janelle VanderKelen that presents monthly experimental film screenings in Milwaukee, WI.

Teacher Credits: Fall, Spring and Summer

The Creative Educators Institute awards up to 4 non-matriculating undergraduate credits, or 3 non-matriculating graduate credits, upon successful completion of the intensive summer studio program.

As in previous years, educators can register for a one week course (30 hours of instruction) for 3 undergrad or 2 grad credits ($415 tuition).  New in 2022, students may also:

  • Register for and additional 15 hours of studio time in week one for an additional credit ($590 tuition)
  • Register for 30 hours of studio time in week two for an additional credit ($590 tuition)

Note: students registering for 30 hours of instruction with no additional studio time will have access to the studios, but will not be eligible for the additional credit.

MIAD is a four-year degree-granting college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Official transcripts may be requested from MIAD’s Registrar’s Office.

Summer Dates and Registration

Session 1: June 20 – June 24

  • CEI747A: Vulnerability in the Making
  • CEI748A: Intuitive Approaches to Photography
  • CEI749A: Story-Motion Animation and Visual Storytelling
  • CEI750A: Unraveling Technology: Approaches to Digital Fabrication

 

Session 1A: June 27 – July 1

  • CEI753A: Open Studio (Session One)

 

Session 2: July 25 – July 29

  • CEI747B: Vulnerability in the Making (Online Course)
  • CEI751A: Sculpture: Intro to Metal Casting
  • CEI752A: Methodologies in Contemporary Print and Paper

 

Session 2A: August 1 – August 5

  • CEI753B: Open Studio (Session Two)

 

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Summer CEI: Costs and Credits
Tuition: One Week ($415)
  • No credit
  • 2 graduate
  • 3 undergraduate
 
Tuition: One Week ($590)
  • 3 graduate
  • 4 undergraduate
 
Tuition: One Week with Additional Week of Open Studio ($590)
  • 3 graduate
  • 4 undergraduate
Optional One Week Residence Hall: $175
Optional Two Week Residence Hall: $350


Overnight parking is available in a surface lot five blocks from MIAD at no extra cost. Meals and supplies are not included.

 

Summer CEI: Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce MIAD is funding scholarships for the 2022 CEI program! The scholarship application deadline is April 1. There are two scholarship opportunities.

Full Scholarship
This competitive scholarship opportunity awards 5 full scholarships (includes tuition and the option to stay in the residence hall at no cost) to those that complete the Full Scholarship Application. Considerations by the committee are based on statement, samples of your work and samples of your student work.

Full Scholarship selections results will be shared with all applicants on Monday, April 11. Full Scholarship applicants not awarded a full-tuition scholarship will automatically be eligible for the Lottery Scholarship.

* Please note: A full scholarship covers all costs associated with one course. There is a maximum award of one scholarship per student.

 

Lottery Scholarship
25 partial-tuition scholarships in variable amounts will be awarded through a random selection process for those who indicate consideration for the Lottery Scholarship. Lottery applicants will be randomly selected Tuesday, April 12.  A follow-up email will be sent to the applicants to confirm the awards the same week.

 

Scholarships do not include the cost of supplies.

 

From Creative Educators Institute Participants

“I think this was perfect for the teacher/working artist – giving us the opportunity to be able to work in the studio on our own work and receive feedback from peers… I would highly recommend the CEI classes offered through MIAD.” – Chris

“CEI is highly affordable, practical and critical in fostering professional growth in all teachers.” – Doua

“Our instructors were extremely prepared but what I appreciated most was how they read the needs of the group and adjusted their delivery of information accordingly.” – Anonymous

“It was great to be able to take this class remotely, without having to travel. It accommodated the current environment. I will be interested in others online in the future through MIAD. This was very well-run.” – Kat

“Excellent course – can’t believe how much I did and learned in such a condensed and remote format. Highly recommend!” – Martha

“I took this class because I am an artist, and I want and need opportunities to learn and share. I took a class last summer and loved it.” – Pat

“Both instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and fostered our success. Providing a platform for dialogue among classmates was fantastic–I learned what did and did not work for other teachers.” – Anonymous

“The course provided enough depth of material to make me feel more confident in my own production of demonstrations for my virtual classes. The dos and don’ts provided were easy to implement and the instructors were gracious and patient, willing to address and adjust information both to scaffold learning, and in some cases delve deeper. I liked that I could glean information from other teachers in the program and will reach out to a few during the year, not only professionally, but as art fellows.” – Rob

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