2010 Art and Special Education Symposium

The Graduate Program in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations will present 2010’s day-long symposium with Keynote Speaker Peter Geisser exploring the best teaching and learning practices for children with special needs. Mr. Geisser begins the day with an address followed by questions and discussion.

Peter Geisser retired in 2003 after over 30 years as art teacher at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. He was a Continuing Education Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He developed an Art/Art History Program that received worldwide recognition and was described in School Arts magazine. Geisser created and directed the award winning “Circle of Clay” project for RI Very Special Arts. Ten thousand Rhode Island children made ceramic tiles for the project that now decorate the Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the pavilion along Providence’s Riverwalk. Geisser is a renowned stained glass artist who serves on museum advisory boards in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is the President of National Art Education Association Special Needs Issues Group

Published on November 13th, 2010