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Creative Educators Institute 2017 HANDBOOK

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June 1, Registration/Final Payment Deadline (no refunds after June 1).

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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 undergraduate or two graduate non-matriculating credits.
Questions? Contact Corbett Toomsen at 414-847-3335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SUMMER 2017 CEI Classes

June 19 - June 23
Independent Study: Advanced Printmaking
Instructor: Matthew Presutti
This is a great opportunity to continue work in silkscreen, intaglio or lithography in outstanding facilities. Combine printmaking techniques or advance your investigation in the printmaking area of your choice. Share your ideas and knowledge with other educators in group critique sessions. Demonstrations on specialty techniques, related equipment and supplies are offered throughout the week, and are optional. Discussions to extract ideas, goals, and requested demonstrations occur during the first morning. Please come prepared to discuss your goals and ideas. You should be prepared to work on a printmaking method you are already familiar with until the requested demonstration can be provided. MIAD’s intaglio lab has etching facilities for copper and steel.

June 19 - June 23
Graphic Design as a Cross-curricular Application for Learning
Instructor: Dale Shidler
Bolster your understanding of basic graphic design and how its principles promote cross-curricular and focused learning opportunities. Learn how to work with type fundamentals and the interaction of type and image to create compositions with visual harmony and a clear message. Class projects explore how design research methods can be applied in a range of ways, and the role of information graphics. Educators gain experience of Creative Cloud software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Keynote.

June 19 - June 23
The Monoprint and Collagraph as Page - Registration is Now Closed
Instructor: Leslie Fedorchuk
Book Arts cross many disciplines, and offer a versatile approach to distributing a range of information in a creative, thoughtful and visually-engaging manner. Considering a wide variety of tools and media, this class addresses image making centered around the production of prints and books. Emphasis is placed on creating prints without a press utilizing gelatin monoprint and collagraph processes, with additional instruction on water-based inks, the inclusion of mixed media techniques and basic book arts theory and practice. Beginning with a short presentation of possibilities and experimentations to serve as a foundation for your book project, class exercises examine the work of both printmakers and book artists, including a visit to the renowned book art collection at Special Collections / Golda Meier Library at UWM.

Professor Leslie Fedorchuk will bring her recent experience as artist-in-residence at Trout Lake Limnology Center. The Center is one of a larger global network of sites where ecological research and arts and humanities collaborations are being explored.

July 24 - July 28
Adobe Illustrator: Applications for the Classroom - Registration is Now Closed
Instructor: Scott Taylor
Learn the Adobe Illustrator interface and its creative uses. Working with a variety of tools, you will create, control and modify vector-based images to invent a broad range of eye-catching drawings, paintings and graphic-based designs. Students are supplied with all the necessary learning materials, such as terminology sheets and step-by-step video tutorials to help develop and maintain skills beyond the classroom experience.

July 24 - July 28
From objects to OBJECTS - Registration is Now Closed
Instructor: Kyle Jablonski
Suspend your previous material and conceptual knowledge of an object, and re-imagine new forms, and new meanings that lie just beyond their horizon. You are challenged to consider not only what an object is, but more importantly, what an object could be. Class discussions and a survey of work by artists provides a conceptual framework, reveals possibilities, and inspires creative solutions. Consider this class to be an incubator for ideas that can transfer to your fine art or design curriculum.

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Please call Corbett Toomsen, Director of Pre-College and Continuing Education with questions at 414-847-3335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Teacher Credits: Fall, Spring and Summer

Assisting Educators with License Renewal Credits CEI2012
MIAD is approved by the WI Dept. of Public Instruction to award non-matriculating credits for the purpose of teacher license renewal.

MIAD is a 4-year degree granting college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges (NCA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Official transcripts may be requested from MIAD's Registrar's Office. Credits are awarded based on NASAD recommended equivalencies.

  • Creative Educators Institute awards 3 non-matriculating undergraduate credits, or 2 non-matriculating graduate credits, for successful completion of the intensive summer studio program.
  • Professional Developer and Skill Builder Classes award non-matriculating credit based on 22.5 hours = 1 credit.

Professional Development Plan
The Creative Educators Institute is specifically designed to clearly connect to all 10 of the WI State Teacher Standards. Most importantly:

  • Knowledge and skills gained in studios and workshops are easily transferable to the High School curriculum.
  • Documentation for Professional Development goals is clearly provided through Educators' Exchange (an online resource for lesson plans, projects and workshop ideas), professionally applicable social media skills, portfolio development and a body of work that showcases teacher acquisition of skill and conceptual development.

Summer Dates and Registration

Summer 2017

June 19 - June 23
CEI721A: The Monoprint and Collagraph as Page
CEI720A: Graphic Design as a Cross-Curricular Application for Learning
CEI717A: Independent Study: Advanced Printmaking

July 24 - July 28
CEI714A: Adobe Illustrator: Applications for the Classroom
CEI722A: From objects to OBJECTS

All classes run Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open Studio, Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-9 p.m.
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Summer CEI: Costs and Credits

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Tuition: $415 
Room: $175 (Optional)
Overnight Parking available at no extra cost in parking lot that is located five blocks from MIAD)
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This summer MIAD's fully air conditioned apartment-style suites will meet your residential needs. Located directly across from MIAD's instructional building.
Students earn 3 non-matriculating undergrad credits, or 2 non-matriculating graduate credits. NO EXTRA COST FOR TEACHER CREDITS! Registration and Final Payment Deadline is June 1. No refunds after the registration deadline.

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From Creative Educators Institute Participants

"The program exceeded my expectations."

"Discussions were invigorating and enlightening."

"The instructor was amazing and inspired me to improve my own teaching!"

"This was by far the best value for the investment I have ever experienced. The faculty and staff were awesome. I was so pleased with their commitment to our learning. Thank you so much!"

"I loved the offer of inexpensive housing! My time is so limited, it's great to get a course done in one week. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with other art teachers throughout the week on an informational basis."


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