ArtsECO

UWM ArtsECO

About

Teachers as change-makers

ArtsECO stands for Arts Education/Community Ecosystem. Centered out of UWM’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design, it develops teachers as change-makers. ArtsECO is backed by a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits and K-16 school partnerships. The program recruits and develops thoughtfully engaged, social justice-oriented pre-service teachers and supports them as they grow into inspired mentors who integrate the arts into the classroom. The program develops teachers’ abilities to leverage and share the rich assets of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

Components

The Milwaukee Visionaries Project
Art and animation after school program free to City of Milwaukee Middle and High School students

Pre-College Art & Design Program
On-campus Art & Design classes for Milwaukee-area High School students

ArtsECO Interns
Paid opportunities for UWM Art Education and School of Education students at UWM and area non-profit arts organizations

ArtsECO Fellows
Support for UWM Art Education and School of Education students, and faculty who engage with the ArtsECO programs.

Teacher MeetUps
Monthly teacher workshops with varying arts/arts-integration themes

Summer Institute
Intensive summer course work and professional development series for pre- and in-service teachers on-campus and through UWM collaborations with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Lynden Sculpture Garden

Arts Education/Community ECOsystem

Pre-College

Pre-College Art & Design Program

July 20-August 7, 2020

Online Registration – CLOSED – Check back next summer!

COVID-19 UPDATE: The summer 2020 program is following guidelines put forth from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for camps and youth programs. We will be:

  • ONLINE for synchronous (same time) studio classes as per our normal schedule
  • OUTDOORS for optional live art pop up events throughout the City of Milwaukee (cloth face coverings will be provided)
  • Individual art kits will be delivered to students homes and tech support will be provided as needed
  • MCTS bus passes for live events provided as needed
  • Scholarships available for ALL students. Scholarship applications are mailed in a paperwork packet AFTER registration.
  • PAID MPS HS Arts Internships for students age 16 or older who attend an MPS high school or have a City of Milwaukee zip code. Intern applications due: June 8, 2020

Brochures

Fees
Scholarships are available for ALL students. Scholarship applications are mailed in a paperwork packet AFTER registration. Sliding scale per course: $15 MPS students, $50 non-MPS with scholarship, $85 non-MPS no scholarship; includes instruction, supplies/materials, bus pass as needed.

ArtsECO Pre-College provides college-preparatory art and design instruction to Milwaukee-area high school students. Students build their portfolio and art-making skills as well as venture into new media such as printmaking, sculpture or digital processes. Tied to admissions, this on-campus experience may lead students to college applications, first-year opportunities and scholarships!

In addition, check out these Milwaukee Area Arts-Related program opportunities for HS Students:

The Milwaukee Visionaries Project (MVP)

MVP gives Milwaukee-area middle and high school students a chance to tell their stories through video and animation. Participants use industry-standard professional tools to create films that are submitted to the Milwaukee film festival each year. MVP has had several award-winning films featured in Milwaukee Film!

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UWM Students

Internships

The ArtsECO Internship program is for UW-Milwaukee students interested in teaching in and through the arts. Students are paired with an arts organization/program for semester-long paid experience in art and community-based education. Internships range from teaching/teaching assistance, museum/gallery education, art installation/archiving and arts administration. ArtsECO Interns attend mandatory orientation, training and debrief sessions before and after their semester of internship.

Fall 2020 ArtsECO Internships

Non-ArtsECO Opportunities

Interested in hosting a paid ArtsECO intern? Email artseco-interns@uwm.edu.

Fellowships

ArtsECO Fellows are UWM Peck School of the Arts Art Education and UWM School of Education students majoring in art education or seeking to integrate the arts into their education studies. Fellowships are awarded annually in New Student, Art Education Pre-Service, Art Education Student Teachers, ATCC or Part-Time UWM/Part-Time MPS and School of Education Arts Integration categories.

2020/2021 Fellows Applications have been awarded, 2020/2021 Fellows requirements include:

  • Arts Integration Bootcamp: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 4:30-7pm via Zoom
  • Attendance to 2 ArtsECO Teacher MeetUps during 2020/2021
  • Submit an art/arts integrated lesson to the Annual ArtsECO Lesson Swap
  • Volunteer 5 hours in an art education program

ArtsECO Fellows Program Description

If you have questions about the Panther Scholarship Portal, reach out to Rebecca Christman at christrm@uwm.edu. For questions about ArtsECO Fellows, email ArtsECO Fellows at artseco-fellows@uwm.edu.

Click HERE for a database of ArtsECO Fellows art and art-integrated lessons, scroll down to Resources.

Teachers

Meet Ups

Teacher MeetUp is a professional development and networking opportunity for Milwaukee area teachers who teach/are interested in teaching through the arts. It is open to any educator and no prior experience is needed. Each MeetUp has a different focus and includes instruction on a particular art tool/skill, opportunities to meet/network with other educators and time for teachers to make art. Food and drink are always provided. It is a combination happy hour, work time, learn time! MeetUps occur monthly throughout the school year on a weekday evening.

2020/21 MeetUps – Details coming soon!

2019/20 Meet Ups

Schedule & Resources
19-20 MeetUp Schedule
19-20 MeetUp #1 Resources – On the Wings of a Mariposa
19-20 MeetUp #2 Resources – Portraits of Milwaukee
19-20 MeetUp #3 Resources – Photographic Reflections
19-20 MeetUp #4 Resources – Contemporary Indigenous Art & Perspectives
19-20 MeetUp #5 Resources – Toward the Texture of Knowing
19-20 MeetUp #6 Resources – Art Build
19-20 MeetUp #7 Resources – Sherman Park Rising/Tia Richardson
19-20 MeetUp #8 Resources – Show, Share, Tell with Lynden

2018/19 Meet Ups

Schedule & Resources
18-19 MeetUp Schedule
18-19 MeetUp #1 Resources – Art & Urban Ecology
18-19 MeetUp #2 Resources – Serious Play
18-19 MeetUp #3 Resources – Therapeutic Art Making
18-19 MeetUp #4 Resources – Brilliant Sandbox

2017/18 Meet Ups

Schedule & Resources
17-18 MeetUp Schedule
17-18 MeetUp #1 Resources – Year of The Arts
17-18 MeetUp #2 Resources – Haggerty Museum of Art
17-18 MeetUp #3 Resources – Backstage Tour
17-18 MeetUp #4 Resources – Grant Writing/ Philanthropy
17-18 MeetUp #5 Time Lapse – Art Build
17-18 MeetUp #6 Resources – Self Care

2016/17 Meet Ups

Schedule & Resources
16-17 MeetUp Schedule
16/17 MeetUp #1 Resources – SLOs
16/17 MeetUp #2 Resources – Social Justice Curriculum Slam
16/17 MeetUp #3 Resources – Classroom Management, Grading, & High School Art
16/17 MeetUp #4 Resources – Bookmaking/Self-Care
16/17 MeetUp #5 Resources – Printmaking
16/17 MeetUp #6 Resources – Midwest Artist Studios Project
16/17 MeetUp #7 Resources – Writing The Galleries
16/17 MeetUp #8 Resources – 3rd Annual Celebration of Teachers

2015/16 Meet Ups

Schedule & Resources
2015/2016 MeetUp Schedule
15/16 MeetUp #1 Resources-Mining The Museum & 6-Word Memoir
15/16 MeetUp #2 Resources-Photo Transfer
15/16 MeetUp #3 Resources-DPI Fine Arts Assessment/SLOs
15/16 MeetUp #4 Resources & PPT-Disciplinary Literacy & Design Thinking
15/16 MeetUp #5 Resources-Scholars Lesson Exchange
15/16 MeetUp #6 Resources-Mindfulness & Community Building
15/16 MeetUp #7 Resources-Art & Industry, Silent Conversation
15/16 MeetUp #8 Resources & Etching Project – Digital Craft Research Lab
15/16 MeetUp #9 Resources-Lynden & Cyanotype

My Milwaukee Exhibition
ArtsECO partnered with The Milwaukee County Historical Society in a call for K-12 visual and literary works around the theme of growing up in Milwaukee (past and present). Works were exhibited at the Historical Society in the Fall of 2016!

2014/15 Meet Ups

14/15 MeetUp #1 Resources-Self-care
14/15 MeetUp #2 Resources-Drawing with Technology
14/15 MeetUp #3 Resources-Printmaking for Social Change

Resources

The following lesson plans were created in UWM teacher preparation programs. They reflect current methodologies in education and art education research and fulfill national and Wisconsin state standards. These lessons are free to adapt and use in your educational setting, if you have any questions or want to know more please contact Dr. Christine Woywod in Art Education or Joelle Worm, Director of ArtsECO.

2019 ArtsECO Fellow Lessons - ALL
2018 ArtsECO Fellow Lessons - ALL
2017 ArtsECO Fellow Lessons - ALL
2016 ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - ALL
2015 ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - ALL
ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - Elementary
ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - Middle/High School
ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - Big Ideas
ArtsECO Scholar Lessons - Media

 

Links

National Resources: Kennedy Center ArtsEdge, Annenberg Learner, The Heart of Ed
Standards: National Core Arts Standards, Visual Art Student Portfolio Examples
Becoming a Licensed Art Teacher: UWM Art Education, ATCC
Connecting with Art & Nature: Lynden Sculpture Garden
Teaching Social Justice: Cult of Pedagogy

My Milwaukee Exhibition 2020

2020 My Milwaukee Exhibition: Students Tell Their Stories call for K-12 student work

The 2020 My Milwaukee Exhibition: Students Tell Their Stories gives students an opportunity to process their experience in a pandemic and post-pandemic world. The contest asks students: How do you feel and what do you see during these strange COVID-19 times? Students may sign up for an art project and REMOTE (Online) arts workshop at: https://forms.gle/fyJAqFfmSdW4mUDX8.

Work guidelines: Submissions can be un-mounted pieces of 2D visual art (maximum size: 24” x 36”), 3D pieces (maximum size: 24” x 36” x 30”), and/or written works that reflect on the theme.

Submission deadline: Fall 2020 TBD
Exhibition: Fall 2020, Open House/Reception: November 2020