• Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • Week-long studio-based residency built specifically for art educators 
  • Certified K-12 art educators and non-certified teaching artists of all genders welcome
  • Get 40+ hours of professional development and 3 graduate credits
  • PA Act 48-eligible opportunity with professional education facilitators and critiques
  • Creative workshops, invigorating speaker series & catered lunches included!
  • Regular Tuition: $865 (Deadline: May 20, 2022)
  • Earlybird Tuition: $765 (Deadline: December 15, 2021)


  1. Submit your tuition payment.
  2. Finalize your registration by submitting your Contact & Permissions Form. 
  3. Need help? Please contact our team at ce@moore.edu for assistance.
  4. To learn more about our 2022 session, please join the official mailing list here!


The Summer Artist / Educator Residency (SAER) is a studio-based artist residency built for nationwide art educators and teaching artists. This week-long studio residency is located at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus is to uplift creative educators with professional development hours and dedicated studio space to experiment, research, and reflect. This dynamic environment gives educators dedicated time to make art, create connections with peers, and discover new skills for the classroom. 


Take your studio and teaching practice to the next level while accruing up to 40 PA Act 48-eligible professional continuing education hours and 3 graduate-level college credits! Experience all the best parts of being an art student again in Moore's immersive collegiate environment featuring critiques with instructors, live demos, workshops, an invigorating speaker series, and the opportunity to exhibit work at an exclusive open studio night event for friends and family to attend. Participants also receive a FREE year-long pass to attend art education conferences at Moore for an additional 10 professional development hours.
Pennsylvania certified teachers receive Act 48 hours and out-of-state teachers receive documentation of professional continuing education hours.  The tuition includes 24-hour studio access, professional instruction, professional development hours, graduate-level course credits, and catered lunches. 


  • 40 PA Act 48 hours PLUS one year pass to Art Education conferences at Moore (10 additional Act 48 hours!)
  • 3 Graduate-level college credits
  • 24-hour access to dedicated studio space with natural lighting in Moore’s fine arts studios
  • Invigorating speaker series and studio critiques with facilitators
  • Learn more about our graduate programs and student scholarships
  • Materials & Techniques demonstrations
  • Get to know Philadelphia with field trips to our favorite arts and culture destinations
  • Catered lunches & so much more!
  • Discounted lodging and commuter options are available

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Meagan Corrado

Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As the owner and founder of Storiez Trauma Narratives, she has authored 10 books and trained over 7,000 clinicians, community leaders, and trauma survivors across 22 innovative training programs. Dr. Meagan earned her Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009. She is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University's Master of Social Work program. She has instructed graduate-level social work students at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Meagan completed training in modalities including Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. She specializes in work with trauma-exposed urban youth and takes a creative approach to her work. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, schools, and homes. She has supported systems in implementing trauma-informed practices, working with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services, the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia's Department of Human Services, and the American Institutes for Research.

Candy González

Candy Alexandra González (they/them) is a Little Havana-born and raised, NYC and Philadelphia-based, multidisciplinary visual artist, poet, activist and trauma-informed art educator. Candy received their MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts in 2017. Since graduating, they have been a 40th Street Artist-in-Residence in West Philadelphia, a West Bay View Fellow at Dieu Donné in Brooklyn, NY, Leeway Art and Change Grant Recipient and the 2021 Linda Lee Alter Fellow for the DaVinci Art Alliance. Candy is currently an Art + Art Education doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. They are a graduate of the Bartol Foundation’s training in Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists and Trauma-Informed Teaching Artist Practices and Identity.  They are also certified as a Trauma-Competent Professional through the Lakeside Global Institute.​​​​

Mary Lynn Patterson, MA, BC-DMT

Hailing from Wisconsin, Mary Lynn Patterson, MA, BC-DMT holds an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling from Drexel University and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a board-certified dance/movement therapist currently serving the inpatient psychiatric population in Philadelphia. Mary is adjunct faculty at Drexel University in the Creative Arts Therapy Department and a former member of Philadanco!-The Philadelphia Dance Company. Mary holds many identities including therapist, educator, artist, dancer, and mentor. She currently calls New Jersey home while holding the Midwest near and dear to her heart.  


Accommodations for SAER participants are available at an exclusive discounted rate through the Downtown Philadelphia Sheraton. This venue is just steps away from Moore's campus, which is located at 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19103. Instructions for booking your discounted rate will be provided upon program registration. Local participants within traveling distance to the campus also have the option to commute from home.


February 2022: Aof this time, we plan to host SAER 2022 as an in-person, on-campus experience. We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 
  • Requirement of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Masks required  
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read the full health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus.


Join our official mailing list to receive information regarding upcoming SAER sessions! For additional information, please contact ce@moore.edu or call  215.965.4030  

Moore reserves the right to withdraw courses, alter its curriculum, change instructors or modify tuition. Portions of this publication are subject to change without notice. Courses not meeting minimum enrollment are canceled. All attempts are made to notify registered students before the start of the course and all course fees are refunded within 2-4 weeks.

Moore is a Pennsylvania Act 48 Approved Provider and all credit courses offered by the College satisfy Act 48 regulations. To request a course be reported to the PA Dept. of Education, check the Act 48 box on the registration form.

Written notification of withdrawal must be submitted to the Continuing Education Department by email to ce@moore.edu. No refunds are to be given to participants asked to leave SAER for violations of policies or regulations. Program costs are refunded according to the following schedule: 

Withdrawal prior to May 20: 100% minus nonrefundable $55 enrollment fee 

Withdrawal prior to June 3: 70% minus nonrefundable $55 enrollment fee 

Withdrawal after June 3: no refund 

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of refunds 

Refresh, Refocus & Reconnect

Please contact Moore’s Continuing Education office for more information about these opportunities. Follow our social media channels @moorecollegeart for continued updates and thank you for your interest in Moore and SAER!