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SFA offering art educators' retreat in June

May 2, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Registrations are still being accepted for the "Art Educators' Retreat," a four-day workshop for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art.

Open to community college, elementary, middle and high school art teachers, the retreat will be held on the SFA campus Sunday, June 17, through Thursday, 21.

The retreat offers art educators a chance to renew their creative selves and to attend workshops, explained Dr. Marsha Blount, SFA assistant professor of art education and director of the retreat.

"And this year's retreat includes sessions with two amazing guest artists," Blount continued. "Doug Higgins of Santa Fe will teach landscape painting, and Gene Dillard of Plano will teach portrait painting."

SFA faculty members Peter Andrew and Aloma Marquis will teach studio art, and Dr. Jill Carrington will teach art history.

The retreat concludes with a final exhibition of participants' artwork and a hands-on gala.

All meals, art supplies and on-campus lodging are included in the $400 registration fee.

The retreat is limited to the first 30 registrants, and the registration deadline is Friday, May 25. Applications and instructions for registering are available at www.art.sfasu.edu/retreat.

For more information, e-mail Blount at blountmarsh@sfasu.edu. Inquiries should include the educator's school name, teaching level, school telephone number and educator's e-mail address.