Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

A Workshop in the Artistry of Education

Shelley Wyant.

This is a participatory workshop demonstrating a unique approach useful to educators interested in the artistry of education. Participants will be introduced to the essence of aesthetic education, as modeled by the Lincoln Center Institute, and other methods in experiential education that facilitate audience engagement before offering information. They will learn through deconstructing the evolution of their own perceptions as well as the experiences of fellow workshop participants. Using the tools of questioning and free writing we will heighten personal experience. Audience engagement is achieved by fostering perceptions and personal investment. Mining themes and elements of a work of art attain this goal. By focusing your audience’s attention, they become more involved and aware.
Serving as the work of art to be explored, will be a short (3-5 minutes) theatrical bilingual presentation using masks. The performance will be shown two times during the workshop in order to facilitate deconstruction. The complete process will clarify valuable avenues of entry into the work of art.

" To have vision, you need a leap of faith, a sense of trust and a
commitment to process"


Shelley Wyant  (United States)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Arts Division, Theatre Program
Bard College

B. A. Brandeis University, M.F.A. Brooklyn College. Workshops and residencies throughout the Northeast USA including, Brown, Smith, NYU, Stella Adler Conservatory, Lincoln Center Institute. Currently teaching Artists in Education and Mask Work at Bard College.

  • Engagement
  • Arts in Education
  • Experiential Education

(60 min. Workshop, English)