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The Phoenix Workshop with artist Duane Lutsko, Professional Development Session for Art Educators

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The Art Center is a certified professional development provider of the New Jersey Department of Education and offers a variety of innovative ways for art educators to earn professional development hours.

Our programs are designed for pre-K to 12th-grade art educators and incorporate innovative exhibitions, interaction with contemporary artists, and access to our renowned Studio School.  We help educators enhance their skills and enliven their classrooms! The Art Center’s Teachers Symposia are unique professional development opportunities for art educators to come together and learn new creative skills to bring back to their classrooms.

These days begin at 9am with coffee and bagels, then an extensive tour of the current exhibitions. The participants then go into the classroom where the teaching artist gives a brief presentation on their own practice and then introduces the project. There is a one-hour lunch break from 12 noon – 1pm and then participants work on the project until 3pm.

The Phoenix Project Workshop will be a drawing, painting and multimedia materials-based workshop.

Brief Bio
Duane Lutsko has an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College and a BA in Fine Arts from UCLA. Lutsko has received numerous grants and fellowships including: a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a Residency Grant at the Vermont Studio Center, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, and a Prince Georges County Council Individual Artists Grant. Lutsko has taught with the Open Studies Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, since 2001. Duane was Art Department Chair for 11 years during his 25 years teaching in Baltimore County Public Schools. Duane currently lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Amy. He is a certified FAA pilot and is dedicated to the agency of Gestalt phenomena, psychology, neuroscience, and all things Italian.

Art and Creative Process
As a painter and art educator, I believe that creating and experiencing art is crucial to developing and sustaining humanity. As a studio painter I am dedicated to the inner voice and in pursuit of the elusive zone: that perfect, elemental moment when one is with the flow and achieves self-actualization. As an art educator my objective remains the human core, but the goal is now extrinsic: to teach and train individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities to tap into their strengths, challenge their fears, and to learn to see for themselves. These are noble pursuits.

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Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Fri

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

No Instructor 



Registration Closes On
Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/31/2023 - 3/31/2023 Weekly - Fri 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Summit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey  Map No Instructor