Art + Design Education Alumni & Friends Workshop Series

Preparing our students for the future by
strengthening 21st- century skills.

Visual Art & Design Educators & Museum Educators are invited to join us for a day devoted to art and design education and professional development. Connect with your peers, learn new studio techniques & experiment with alternative classroom methods.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:30 AM, Registration & Breakfast
9 AM - 4 PM, Keynote, Workshops & Lunch

The University of the Arts
Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price: $20 | register below (current UArts students & faculty attend FREE!)

  • Keynote Presentation
  • A full day of Art + Design Education Workshops and Materials
  • Act 48 hours (if applicable)
  • Breakfast/Lunch

*Workshop choices will be available to choose from once you register

Workshop Descriptions (PDF)

Schedule for Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:30-9:00am Registration/Breakfast 
9:00am Welcome
9:15 – 10:15am Keynote Speaker: Sam Aquillano
10:30-12 Workshop I (90 min)

12-1pm Lunch

1-2:30pm Workshop II (90 min)

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:45pm Workshop III (60 min)
3:45-4:00pm Wrap up/Act 48 forms/Reflection forms

Workshop Descriptions (PDF)

*Please note the following change to the description of Workshop C*

Design Museum- Design Thinking -Actionable Project: Empathy is an integral part of the design process. In this workshop, you will learn how to create an actionable design project for students that centers on empathy and social justice. 
Diana Navarrete-Rackauckas  90 min  (MS/HS)

Sam Aquillano- Art Ed Workshop: Keynote Speaker


Sam Aquillano is Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Foundation a national, multi-site design museum operating across three branches — Boston, Portland, San Francisco, and growing across the country.

Their mission: bring the transformative power of design everywhere, by producing inspiring exhibitions and events, educating everyone from kids to CEOs in design thinking, and transforming cities and communities through innovative public projects. Design is everywhere, so the museum has no permanent address —instead, Sam and his team turn the museum inside out and turn entire cities into locally-focused — but nationally connected — design museums built around the community. Sam will share his story and unpack what our students should know and be able to do - as they learn to be successful artists and designers in the 21st century.