Propose a Course

Marwen is currently accepting course proposals for the upcoming Summer 2017 Term.

The Role of the Teaching Artist

Marwen hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual art media. Key components of creating environments designed to support student learning include demonstrations, critiques, guest artists, field trips, and hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art studios. Individual attention and small class sizes encourage participation and dialogue. Strong staff support, opportunities for professional development, and peer-to-peer learning set the foundation for teaching artists to thrive at Marwen.

Marwen is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Summer Term through Monday, March 6, 2017. We are looking for teaching artists of all disciplines -- particularly digital media, graphic design, video, photography, street art, comics, and painting -- who have experience working with 6-12th grade youth.



SESSION I: JUNE 26 - JULY 7, 2017

SESSION II: JULY 10- JULY 21, 2017


Summer term courses are offered every day, Monday through Friday, for two-week intensives either in the morning from 10 am - 12:30 pm or afternoon from 1:30 - 4 pm. Each class session is two and one half hours in duration for a total of 25 instructional contact hours.

To propose a course for the summer term, please follow these instructions:

1. Download and complete the Summer 2017 Course Proposal Form (also below).

2. Fill out ALL text box fields on all the pages of the form.

3. Before submitting, save your proposal document as a PDF. Name your file with your last name first. For example: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_Marwen_SUMMER_17_Proposal.PDF.

4. Please attach jpeg images in your application email. Please send us three to five jpegs of your studio work, and three to five images of your students’ work-with a resolution of 800 pixels on the longest edge, 72dpi. Please save image files with your LAST NAME FIRST and then number them. An acceptable file name would be: yourlastname_artwork01.jpeg.

5. Please email: the completed proposal, an updated resume/CV, and jpeg images of your studio work and your students’ work by Monday, March 6, 2017 to: courseproposal@marwen.org. Marwen will only accept electronic proposals. Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered.

Please note: you are only asked to submit a Course Proposal at this time. Teaching Artists whose course proposals are accepted will be asked to submit a syllabus, and will receive a stipend for the completion of that syllabus. If you have questions about proposing a course for the summer 2017 term, please contact Lisa Lindvay, Assistant Manager of Studio Programs and Digital Learning at llindvay@marwen.org or Victoria Timpo, Coordinator of Studio Programs and Special Projects at vtimpo@marwen.org.

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Marwen!

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