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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 now accepting proposals for the 2017 Fall Term (due Monday, June 5, 2017).

We are looking for teaching artists of all disciplines, (particularly; digital media, graphic design, video, photography, street art, ceramics, and painting), who have experience working with 6th-12th grade youth.


Fall Term begins Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and ends Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Fall Term courses are offered Tuesday through Friday (5 - 7:30 pm) and Saturdays in two sessions (10 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 4 pm). Each class session is two and one half hours in duration, offered once a week for ten weeks, for a total of 25 instructional contact hours.

To propose a course for the 2017 fall term, please download and complete the Fall 2017 Course Proposal Form below.

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

Please note:
You are asked to submit only 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 what kind of course to propose for the fall 2017 term, please contact: Christian Ortiz at cortiz@marwen.org. For support with tech or digital course questions, please email Lisa Lindvay at llindvay@marwen.org. For support with analog art course questions, please email Victoria Timpo at vtimpo@marwen.org. For help with developing your curriculum, please email Kate Adams at kadams@marwen.org.

Thank you for your interest in teaching at Marwen!

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