Speaker(s): Jennifer Cross

Integrated Learning: Changing the Way Art Education Meets the Future


The session focuses on the importance of an integrated arts program and the environment that it provides students.

In a rapidly changing world, education needs to allow creativity to emerge and flourish through the production of art, to deepen a student’s aesthetic understanding and appreciation of individual works and to enhance the study of cultural history through an awareness of the role of art as an embodiment of human consciousness.

Participants will learn:

The value of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching art
How new media is impacting art education
How 21st century skills can be taught through art education


Jennifer Cross

Jennifer Cross is an artist and educator who has served as Chair of Visual Art at Ross School since 1994. Jennifer earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota and her MFA degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited her own work widely and is recipient of a number of awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting. Her teaching experience includes...

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