New VAPAE Course - Winter 2017

Creative Encounters in Public Health: Addressing Chronic Illness and Disease through Arts and Education

Tuesdays, 6-8:50pm - 2101 Broad Art Center - Co-lecturers: Ejiro Ntekume and Lindsay Lindberg

This course will introduce students to the role that the arts can play in creating effective public health programming. Throughout the quarter, students will learn the role the arts and arts education can play in improving health outcomes in under-served communities. Students will research and develop creative and innovative ways to address public health issues utilizing arts based strategies. This course will address specific issues of public health including obesity and related disease, sexual health, and mental health.  This course is open to any student at UCLA. Get to know the instructors in the video below!

Email VAPAE@arts.ucla.edu for more information.

Arts Education Courses and Schedule

The Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is an innovative arts education program that fosters the creative and intellectual growth of UCLA Arts students while providing much needed arts education curricula to children in underserved communities. VAPAE offers courses designed to introduce  undergraduates  to key issues and methodologies in the field of arts education and to a broad range of careers in the arts, including K-12 teaching,  community arts education,  museum education, creative arts therapies,  and  arts advocacy.   

Students from all fields of study are encouraged to participate fully in the VAPAE Program; however the VAPAE minor is only open to selected majors with extensive training in the arts.  

The  Arts Education Teaching Sequence (AETS), an essential component of the VAPAE minor, comprises three courses (Arts Ed M102, M192, M192SL) in which selected undergraduates explore core issues in arts education, creativity, and social justice. Students are assigned to K-12 classrooms in the Los Angeles area, where they first observe and then implement an 8-week sequential arts-based  unit  plan under the supervision of a credentialed guiding teacher. These AETS courses are offered each year, and students may begin the sequential coursework in either fall 2015 or spring 2016. 

For more information about the VAPAE minor and the Arts Education Teaching Sequence, please contact the VAPAE Office or the Office of Student Services. 

 

2016-17 Course Schedule  

Fall 2016

Arts Education 101, Section 1 – Creativity and Flow: Social and Emotional Wellbeing for the Teaching Artist 

This course will be an experiential program designed for aspiring teaching artists. Based on research in social-emotional learning, affective neuroscience, mindfulness, and contemplative education, the course seeks to support the holistic development of teachers with a focus on mindfulness, social emotional learning, wellbeing, resiliency, creative process, and professional sustainability. The goal is to equip aspiring teachers with evidence-based tools and practices designed to enhance their own wellbeing while at the same time preparing them to facilitate mindfulness skills and social-emotional competencies among their students.  

Laura McMullin & Barbara Drucker, Co-Lecturers
Tuesday, 6:00-8:50 p.m.  

Arts Education 101, Section 2 – Arts in the Inclusive Classroom

This course is an introduction to the role of the arts in inclusive classrooms and educating youth with special needs, high-risk, and non-dominant students who are successfully integrated into the arts classroom alongside their typically developing peers. This course aims to describe and honor the challenges and possibilities of working with all types of students in an arts classroom. Populations may include students who are identified or identify as: special education, physically and/or learning disabled, LGBTQ, gang-affiliated, students on the autism spectrum, ESL and ELL, teen parents, and other marginalized groups as appropriate to the course. Readings, research, presentations and discussions will explore the connection between all of these groupings and will work to understand identity formation as it is informed by anxiety, depression, and stress-related symptoms. Students will acquire strategies for the arts classroom while examining structural inequalities reproduced by educational institutions.

Veronique d’Entremont, Lecturer  
Wednesday, 6:00-8:50 p.m. 

Arts Education M102 – Introduction to Arts Education for Multiple Publics - Theory and Practice 

Offered as the first course in the Arts Education Teaching Sequence, this course provides an overview of arts education for multiple publics in inner-city settings. Students will learn basic theories of arts education and artistic development while having a hands-on experience developing standards-informed art lessons emphasizing the creative process and social justice.  

Jessica Bianchi, Lecturer
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m. 

Arts Education M192 – Arts Education Teaching Practicum 

Upon successful completion of Arts Ed M102, students enroll in Arts Ed M192 to develop original arts-based lesson plans geared towards their assigned K-12 classroom. This course is designed to prepare students to teach arts lessons in a school setting. Students will learn how to implement basic theories of arts education while developing arts lessons emphasizing community and social justice. 

Laurel Butler, Lecturer
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m.  


Winter 2017

Arts Education 101 – Creative Encounters in Public Health: Combating Chronic Illness and Disease through the Arts 

This course serves as an introduction to the role that the arts can play in creating effective public health programming. Students will explore the powerful role the arts, and arts education can play in: (1) raising awareness around various health issues, (2) addressing multivariate issues in public health and society, (3) improving health outcomes in diverse populations and communities, (4) positively impact the UCLA campus community. Readings, research, presentations and discussions will explore diverse populations that are disproportionately impacted by chronic health issues, and the role the arts and arts education can play in raising awareness and impacting lasting change in various environments. Throughout the course, students will research and develop innovative ways to address chronic issues of public health including obesity and related disease, sexual health, and mental health.

Lindsay Lindberg & Ejiro Ntekume, Co-Lecturers
Tuesday, 6:00-8:50pm

Arts Education 103 – Socially Engaged Pedagogy Through the Arts

This course provides a theoretical context, along with an experiential component, for students from all disciplines to explore the tactics and strategies of socially-engaged pedagogy and arts practice, using Pablo Helguera’s text , Education for Socially-Engaged Art, as a primary resource. Classes include a series of hands-on strategy workshops, practical technique and methodological discussions, and presentations from artists working in the field of arts activism. Students acquire a toolbox of tactics and strategies to employ socially engaged pedagogy in their own art and teaching practices, and will have the opportunity to utilize these techniques when implementing an arts-based unit at a community site of their choice. 

Sue Bell Yank, Lecturer
Rayven Armijo, Teaching Associate
Wednesday, 6:00-8:50pm

Arts Education M192 – Arts Education Teaching Practicum 

Upon successful completion of Arts Ed M102, students enroll in Arts Ed M192 to develop original arts-based lesson plans geared towards their assigned K-12 classroom. This course is designed to prepare students to teach arts lessons in a school setting. Students will learn how to implement basic theories of arts education while developing arts lessons emphasizing community and social justice. 

Jessica Bianchi, Lecturer
Arushi Singh, Teaching Associate
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m.

 Arts Education M192SL – Arts Education Teaching Practicum and Capstone Project 

Upon successful completion of Arts Ed M192, students enroll in this course for implementation of their arts-based lesson plans under the supervision of their assigned guiding teacher at an off-campus school site. This course is designed to support students as they implement and evaluate original arts education lessons under guidance of faculty members and designated guiding teachers in K-12 public school settings. Students will learn how to implement basic theories of arts education while refining and developing art lessons emphasizing community and social justice.  

Laurel Butler, Lecturer
Sara Murdock, Teaching Associate
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m.


Spring 2017

Arts Education 20 – Introduction to Community Engagement through the Arts

This course provides an introduction to the fields of community engagement and arts education informed by the philosophies of the progressive education and social justice movements. By looking at community engagement as an issue of equity and social justice, students will learn basic theories of creativity, artistic development, and community partnership, and read about the history, philosophies, politics, and socio-cultural trends of community engagement in American society. Students will attend UCLA Arts presentations, be introduced to the creative process in the classroom and meet presenters who will describe their work in the arts and community. Readings and discussions seek to understand community engagement and arts education as crucial elements of a comprehensive education. An emphasis will be placed on the writing process, including regular writing assignments that require students to read, analyze, critique, and evaluate community arts practices and arts education scholarship.

Kevin M. Kane & Carolina San Juan, Co-Lecturers
Tuesday, 2:00-4:50pm

Arts Education 101 – Visual Arts Strategies for the Teaching Artist

This course is designed to introduce students to a range of visual arts methods and techniques for teaching art. Students will engage in art making, self-reflection, critical reading exercises, and will begin to articulate their own teaching philosophies as visual arts educators. Key strategies and methodologies for teaching a visual art workshop or course to K-12 or other student populations will be a priority. Students will be exposed to a comprehensive introduction to the creative process, and experience hands-on teaching methods and strategies for leading participants through a thoughtful, developmentally appropriate and enriching visual arts learning experience.

Luis Tentindo, Lecturer
Tuesday, 6:00- 8:50pm

Arts Education 105 – Arts Programs in Correctional Institutions - History, Theory & Practice

This course presents a comprehensive study of the historic Arts-In-Corrections Program from its inception in 1977 to its closure in 2010. It examines attitudes towards, and approaches to, developing prison arts programming with correctional staff, artists working in prisons, political figures and community members. It also explores the consequences of a correctional environment without the positive influence of the arts as a role model for inspiration and discipline. These goals will be accomplished through class discussions of critical readings, visual and audio documentation, and presentations by relevant guest speakers. At the end of the course, students will comprehend how informed arts programming in prisons affects positive changes in thinking and behavior of inmates, as well as its impact on outside communities. 

Laurel Butler, Lecturer
Wednesday, 6:00-8:50 p.m. 

Arts Education M102 – Introduction to Arts Education for Multiple Publics - Theory & Practice 

Offered as the first course in the Arts Education Teaching Sequence, this course provides an overview of arts education for multiple publics in inner-city settings. Students will learn basic theories of arts education and artistic development while having a hands-on experience developing standards-informed art lessons emphasizing the creative process and social justice.  

Onya Hogan-Finlay, Lecturer
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m  

Arts Education M192SL – Arts Education Teaching Practicum and Capstone Project 

Upon successful completion of Arts Ed M192, students enroll in this course for implementation of their arts-based lesson plans under the supervision of their assigned guiding teacher at an off-campus school site. This course is designed to support students as they implement and evaluate original arts education lessons under guidance of faculty members and designated guiding teachers in K-12 public school settings. Students will learn how to implement basic theories of arts education while refining and developing art lessons emphasizing community and social justice.  

Jessica Bianchi, Lecturer   
Thursday, 6:00-8:50 p.m.