For Immediate Release
January 8, 2013
(Philadelphia, PA) Lynne Horoschak, graduate program director for the MA in Art Education with an emphasis in special populations, has been invited by a Chicago-area school district to lead a staff development workshop focused on best practices for teaching art to students with special needs.
Horoschak will visit the Centennial Consolidated School District 64 Art Department on February 8, 2013. Staff will share current approaches used in the district and receive feedback for improvement, as well as engage in discussion of current trends and special education law as it applies to art education.
"I look forward to working with art teachers who are dedicated to improving the learning of their special needs students through art," Horoschak said. "At the end of the day, we will have learned from each other and the children will benefit."
Last summer, Horoschak was one of 50 individuals chosen by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to attend a national forum examining both arts education and special education and how the two fields intersect to provide services and support for students with disabilities. The purpose of the forum was to establish a national agenda centered on the two fields.
Horoschak is also the president-elect of the Special Needs Art Education Issues Group, an arm of the National Art Education Association.
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.