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Art Educators' Retreat at SFA slated for June 16 through 20

June 4, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The deadline to register for the 2013 Art Educators' Retreat, a four-day workshop for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, has already passed, and the sessions are full. But those still interested in participating can have their names placed on a waiting list, according to Marsha Blount, SFA assistant professor of art education and director of the retreat.

The annual event features art studio and art history sessions June 16 through 20 on the SFA campus for elementary, middle, high school and community college art educators and graduate students.

In its seventh year, the retreat provides an opportunity for art educators to "renew their creative selves" and attend workshops presented by talented instructors who are highly regarded as experts within their respective disciplines, according to Blount.

This year's guest artist will be Leslie Neuman, a painter from Aripeka, Fla., who paints cosmic and terrestrial landscapes. Neuman will instruct a painting class using oil-pigment sticks.

SFA art faculty members Peter Andrew, Runcie Tatnall, Les Butler and Aloma Marquis will teach studio workshops. Among those workshop topics are basic drawing, life drawing, paper works and henna tattooing.

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

All meals, most art supplies, studio sessions and on-campus lodging are included in the $400 resident registration fee. The commuter cost, which includes studio sessions and most supplies, is $100. Forty participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications and instructions for registering are available at www.art.sfasu.edu/retreat.

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