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The Art Education Experiential Learning Lab - Columbus State University

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Department of Art

Study art in a community of creative learners.

The Art Education Experiential Learning Lab

The Art Education Experiential Learning Lab provides a stimulating environment in which undergraduate Art Education majors can develop and pilot lessons of their own design to gain valuable pre-service teaching experience. The Art Education teaching candidates are paired with a group of area high school students who sign up for the program from participating high schools. Where they are immersed in creating artwork in and around the Columbus State University Art Department and its facilities. High school students that have participated in the Art Education Experiential Learning Lab have gone on to receive several scholarships and awards at Columbus State University. The program is held after school so area students have time to travel from their school to the experiential learning lab housed in the Seaboard Depot at Columbus State University’s River Park Campus.

The Department of Art is committed to providing challenging coursework in Art Education pedagogy, curriculum content, and assessment consistent with national, state, and local standards and goals, and the experiential lab supports this effort

Male student showing his drawing from art lab

Female student showing her drawing from art lab

Two students in art lab drawing

Art Ed Learning Lab Spring 2024 Calendar

Classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

  • Student application deadline: Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, Feb. 12, 2024
  • First Day of Classes: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024
  • No class: Wednesday, April 2, 2024
  • Last day of Classes: Wednesday April 17, 2024

If any of your students are interested in the program, please have them fill out the registration form and waiver.

CSU Art Lab Registration Form

CSU Art Lab Waiver (PDF)

If you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact:

Dr. Bret Lefler
Associate Professor of Art Education and Art Education Program Coordinator

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