Gina Saenz works with a young learner at the Chrysler Museum of Art. ODU students enrolled in the ARTE 305 course designed art lessons based on the permanent collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The lessons were developed collaboratively through research and ODU students engaged young learners in looking and responding to works of art. ODU students applied methods for teaching using meaningful dialogues both in the art galleries and in the workshop areas.

Service Learning

The ODU Art Education Program has been growing service-learning partnerships with the community and has initiated on-site classes this semester at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Fall classes will be led by students enrolled in the ODU ARTE 305 course thanks to Scott Howe, the Director of Education and Public Program at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Under the direction of Patty Edwards, Art Lecturer, the

ART 305E undergraduate students will gain the opportunity to apply their research in authentic ways by offering instructional art classes to students from ForKids, inc.; a local agency that serves students in the community. ForKids, inc. has led the fight to end homelessness for families and their children in Hampton Roads area and provides comprehensive services and residential programs such as “Hot Meals and Homework Program” is led by ODU alumnus, Rob Wetherington. Saturday Children’s Art Classes, supported by Rob Wetherington and his staff, at the Museum, will allow students to create meaningful connections based on ‘big ideas” and art inquiry drawn from the museum collection.

Boys and Girls Club

This semester, as part of the studio coursework, ODU Art Education Students taught lessons to young learners and planned/designed art murals as part of their studio practice. Students enrolled at the VBHEC ARTE 305 course worked in the community at the Boys & Girls Club at Rosemont. Students put into practices the concept of “perspective” and gained new skills in painting. The goal of “transforming” a community space was met and now teens will enter a safe place designed especially for them!

ODU Art Education Service-learning partnerships-in-education the local community have including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, ForKids, inc., The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center and most recently, the Chrysler Museum of Art.


Saturday Morning Art Classes

Art Education Students participating in ARTS 406 will be leading fun, creative classes involving a variety of art media The Art Education area of Old Dominion University requests your help in informing your students of the Saturday Art Workshops.

Our classes are taught by juniors and seniors seeking certification in art education, under the supervision of certified staff. We seek to provide art experiences which build on students’ primary art learning in the schools which may allow highly motivated students to pursue interests they have discovered in the art classroom.

Images from Fall 2007 SMAC VISIONARIES! Opening at the ODU ART GALLERY


Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

Every spring semester Art 407 Secondary Art Education Practicum Students teach pottery and handbuilding classes to local boy scout and girl scout troops. Students plan the lessons and teach the classes under supervision of Professor Richard Nickel.


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