*Sonder Art class* enrollments begin January 8, 2018,
due to small class size, please call us to reserve a slot.
- Course Description
enrich youths’ cognitive, emotional, social and cultural growth and development.
This is a hands-on methods and materials course that brings basic art experiences suitable
for small group students. Based on cumulative learning experiences in visual art and
interdisciplinary task, students will develop strategies and procedures for art making such as drawing, sculpting,
print making, photo/movie making and other forms of multi-media art making etc.
There are 16 modules in total.
- Goals & Objectives
from multicultural and contemporary subjects and artists. This course focuses on materials
explorations in relation to art history and theory, as well as other disciplines.
Students will be introduced to various art making techniques, explore materials and
processes, and generate artworks that is connected to the Common Core, New York State
Standards, and New York City Blueprint for the Arts.
Each student will take stewardship of weekly theme of their choice and do a short
presentation. There will also be a portfolio presentation, critique, assessment and
discussion of lesson plans and portfolios.
- Learning Outcomes
Students will photograph their own art making process, reflect on learning progress, and
provide feedback on other students’ work, using personal blog posts or G+ community.
Students will develop visual literacy skill and analytical skill through art image based
discussions, which will then be applied into self-assessment.
Students will expand knowledge of multicultural, global, and contemporary issues, and
expand their visual vocabulary.
- Faculty/Artist Bio
MFA, Painting/Printmaking from Yale University (2007-2009),
Artist Diploma from National Higher School of Art in Paris (2003-2006),
Bachelors in Oil Painting from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (1999-03).
She is a doctoral student in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Catherine has exhibited worldwide in the U.S., Europe, China, and Taiwan.
Exhibitions include The Moment – Interactive Art at the Queens
Museum, Rewoven at El Museo de Los Sures in Williamsburg, Interstate Projects and
Kathleen Cullen Gallery in New York; Mirror, Mirror, Who’s the Fairest of Them All? at
Howard Salon in Taipei, Art Beijing, and International Fiber Art Biennale at
Guanshanyue Museum in Shenzhen, China.
She is the recipient of the Citation of Honor from the Queens Borough President and Excellence Award
from the Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale (2016); Queens Council on the Arts Grant for Individual Artists (2015), and the Andrea Frank Foundation Sanyu Scholarship Fund from Yale University (2008-2010).
Catherine has been teaching a wide range of students, as well as given pedagogical courses for teachers as to teaching students from middle school and beyond, she has also given lectures in colleges in Taiwan, Pre-K 12 public schools, kindergarten in New York since 2010. She has taught Drawing, Painting, Figure Drawing/Painting, Basic Sculpture, Installation, Mixed-Media Art, Performance Art, and Video Art.