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Creative Advantage Summer Institute at SAM – August 18th

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      Thursday, August 18, 2016; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      Seattle Art Museum
      1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101

      Register here


      The third annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute is open to teachers, artists, teaching artists, community members, and anyone invested in providing equitable arts education for all students in Seattle Public Schools.

      This free, one-day workshop will include inspiring presentations by national thought leaders, hands-on art-making activities and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers. This year we welcome Robyne Walker Murphy, Cultural Access Program Director from Cool Culture in New York City, as this year’s keynote speaker.  Murphy will share insights on social justice pedagogy and professional development in the arts, community engagement, and more.

      Sessions include: 
      • Teaching Artists as Entrepreneurs
      • Trauma-Informed Practice and Social-Emotional Learning
      • Racial Equity and Social Justice in arts education

      Advanced registration required, includes lunch and eight (8) Washington State Clock Hours.

      About Robyne Walker Murphy
      Robyne Walker Murphy is a nationally recognized art and social justice educator and administrator.  Previous to her position at Cool Culture, Murphy served as director of membership development and engagement at the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and as the director of the DreamYard Art Center for seven years. Under her direction, DreamYard Art Center was recognized by the White House as one of the top 12 out of school programs in the nation. She created and co-developed the Social Justice Pedagogy Team, a professional development series aimed at establishing important tenets of social justice education; creating common language across programs; exploring best practices and learning from veteran social justice educators.

      Murphy has conducted workshops about art and social justice at conferences and institutions across the country. Her writing on social justice education has been featured in Teachers and Writers and Teaching Artist Guild magazines.  Murphy is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she majored in English with an emphasis in African American Literature. She obtained her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program.

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