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Canadian Society for Education Through Art (CSEA) and Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) 2017 Summer Institute for Art Educators:
Canada 150: Where Are We In Art Education?
Dates: Tues. July 11 – Fri. July 14, 2017
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It's back! After the huge success of our 2016 Summer Institute, join us for an inspiring, national, four-day, 2017 AGO/CSEA Summer Institute for Educators at the AGO this July 11 - 14, 2017, as we explore the timely theme Canada 150: Where are We in Art Education?  As Canada marks its' 150th birthday in 2017, participants enrolled in the Institute will critically engage with the issues faced by art educators in 21st century elementary, secondary, post-secondary, community and gallery/museum settings.  The Institute will again include inspiring speakers (curators, artists, educators and directors) from the AGO and from the vibrant Toronto art community, opportunities for in-depth and enlightening dialogue as well as selected, hands-on studio activities.  Site visits to two other institutions will further enrich and broaden the scope of this unique professional development experience.  Institute costs include a daily program of speakers, all gallery excursions, access to the AGO permanent collections as well as the summer 2017 temporary exhibition, Georgia O'Keefe, materials for hands-on art activities, light refreshments and an opportunity to socialize and celebrate with new colleagues and friends on a beautiful Toronto Island Boat Cruise.

AGO/CSEA members: $349, non-members: $399
Registration closes Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Register Today!

Minimum Enrollment to run: 20 participants
Cancellation Policy: Conditions for AGO/CSEA  If the institute is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registered participants will receive 6 weeks’ notice and a full refund.
Conditions for Participant Cancellation: 2 weeks in advance – receive full refund minus $2 booking charge.  Less than 2 weeks notice, no refunds will be issued.


Here is what participants have shared about their experiences in the Summer Institute:

The wonderful diversity of experiences and voices made the institute such a valuable experience.
 – 2016 AGO/CSEA Summer Institute for Educators Participant

I thought this was an incredible experience. I appreciated being exposed to a variety of different museums and conversation that was very thought provoking and relevant.
 – 2016 AGO/CSEA Summer Institute for Educators Participant

This was an exciting, interesting, and very informative experience for me. There was a good variety of speakers, field trips, and topics covered – all very relevant to current issues and the curriculum. Thanks for the thoughtful programing!
– 2016 AGO/CSEA Summer Institute for Educators Participant

Thank you for organizing this institute. I hope to implement the various approaches to learning about art in my class this September and I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues.
– 2016 AGO/CSEA Summer Institute for Educators Participant


Generously supported by smART women:

  • Diana Billes, Co-chair
  • Leslie Gales, Co-chair
  • Ricky Cohen
  • Kiki Delaney
  • Lynn Factor
  • Andrea Federer
  • Heather Gotlieb
  • Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
  • Susan Harris
  • Barbara Hennick
  • Anne Kaye
  • Gale Kelly
  • June Kenner
  • Debbie Kimel
  • Joan Lozinski
  • Nancy MacKellar
  • Frances Price
  • Jill Reitman
  • Jane Shevlen
  • Sally Wright

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