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Art Education Symposium “Sculptural Practices for Diverse Learning Needs”

“Sculptural Practices for Diverse Learning Needs”

Featuring Roberto Lugo & Carol B. Saylor. In partnership with The AfricanAmerican Museum of Philadelphia & The Clay Studio.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Always a highly anticipated fall event, this year’s Art Education for Special Populations Symposium features two highly esteemed artist educators: Roberto Lugo and Carol Saylor, who will share their personal stories, knowledge, and skills on developing sculptural practices for diverse learning needs and experiences.  The day will also include hands-on workshops, providing you with “takeaways” that can be incorporated into your teaching methods. 

Roberto Lugo is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet and educator. Lugo's work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. Born in Kensington, Philadelphia to Puerto Rican parents, Lugo began his career as a graffiti artist before discovering ceramics. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State. He has exhibited internationally and has work in the Collection of High and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Carol B. Saylor is an award-winning painter who gradually turned to sculpture during about 30 years of progressive deafness and blindness. As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she often had to set her art aside to care for family members. Her husband, and later a daughter, died of cancer, and she helped care for three surviving granddaughters. These and other life experiences have shaped and inspired her artistic work. At age 39 Saylor earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art, where she graduated magna cum laude while raising five children and teaching art part-time with Abington Parks and Recreation. After three years of teaching Art and Humanities at Lenape Junior High School, Doylestown, PA, she discovered that she was progressively losing her hearing and eyesight. Saylor has been exhibiting and lecturing widely since 1991, and her work is included in multiple collections. Saylor's work expresses the emotions of a lifetime, from loss and grief, to gratitude and hope, and she states, "I am grateful for the wonderful transition my brain has been able to make."

8:30-9:00 Check In & Morning Refreshments
9:20-10:30 Roberto Lugo 
10:40-11:40 Hands On Workshops 
     • The African American Museum of Philadelphia 
     • The Clay Studio 
     • Hope Mead 
     • Marilyn Keating 
11:45-1:00 Lunch with Carol Saylor 
1:10-2:10 Workshops
2:15-3:15 Workshops 
3:15-3:30 Wrap Up 

$25 general admission, includes 6 Professional Development and ACT 48 hours
$10 discount for all Moore Alumni
FREE for all students from any college or university
FREE for all Moore students, faculty and staff
Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included with your registration.

Parking: The Kennedy House is offering $7 parking for the day. Their parking entrance is at 19th & Cuthbert St. Bring your parking voucher with you to Moore to receive the discounted rate. Note: There is construction going on in this area, so do give yourself a little extra time for parking.

For questions, please contact Alyson Giantisco at or 215-965-8569.



Published on August 30th, 2017