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Converse faculty, students and alumnae were out in force at the 2019 South Carolina Art Education Association Conference in Greenville. Students and alumni received multiple awards including: Andrew McMillian ’13 – SCAEA Outstanding Principal; Elise Stuck ’09 – SCAEA Middle Level Educator of the Year. Cindy Riddle ’08 was elected President of the SCAEA and…
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Converse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for the 2020 Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition. All women in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12 are invited to submit entries to the exhibition. The Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in…
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A degree in Education from Converse is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator. Our graduates have earned honors including Presidential Educator of the Year, National Marine Educator of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto. See where our recent graduates are teaching: Lauren Anderson — Shoally Creek Elementary School…
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Group photo of students in 2019 summer intensive

Converse’s Milliken studios have been full of creativity and activity during the 2019 two-week Art Educators Summer Intensive. Sixteen Art Educators took classes in Ceramics or Drawing, along with the course ‘Contemporary Problems in Art Education.’ They also had the opportunity to participate in a service learning project for Hub City Empty Bowls. The Art…
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Art Education professor Andrea Elliott ’03 represented the Lifelong Learning Interest group at the delegates’ assembly at the National Art Education Association convention in March. She was re-elected chair of the group and serves on the editorial board for the international journal of the LLL interest group. Professor Elliott also had a column published in…
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Photo of Cynthia Hall with art work

Cynthia Hall ’19 was awarded “Best In Show” for her screen-print “Busy” at the 7th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition at the Library Headquarters in Downtown Spartanburg. Cynthia finished her coursework early during Jan term and earned a BA in Art Education. In 2018, Cynthia won First Place/Best in Show at this exhibition as well….
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Photo of Converse student teaching origami

Some say teaching is an art. A handful of Converse arts professors say teaching art comes naturally to artists, anyway. So they created—then won— one of Converse’s highly competitive Creativity, Community, and Cultural Enrichment (C3) grants for an outreach program that lets Converse arts students teach underserved elementary schoolchildren. “As I was looking at area…
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Katherine Carmichael ’18 presented “Practice What You Preach: Enhance Your Professional Development” at the South Carolina Art Education Association Conference in Greenville. Learn More! Art and Design at Converse MAT in Art Education

Photo of Converse faculty member Andrea Ezell Elliott

Converse Art Education professor and alumna, Andrea Ezell Elliott ’03 was named South Carolina Outstanding Art Educator for higher education by the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) at their fall conference. Award recipients are recognized for their excellence in supporting art education in South Carolina and increasing public awareness of the importance of art…
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Dr. Susanne Floyd Gunter had a presentation accepted to the National Art Education Association Convention in Boston, MA. The proposal “Fusing Contemporary Non-Western Art History and Art Education Practice: A Cooperative Approach in Distance Learning” chronicles a team-teaching approach between Dr. Gunter and Art History Professor Robyn Allwright, which has supported one student’s national publication…
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