November 5, 2014

Art and Special Education Symposium

Moore College of Art & Design
Lynne Horoschak, Graduate Program Manager for Graduate Studies at Moore’s MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, with graduate students and their students, 2013. Photo: Greenhouse Media.

Presented by Graduate Studies at Moore’s one-of-a-kind MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations program, Moore College of Art & Design’s groundbreaking Art and Special Education Symposium will commemorate its sixth year with an exciting roster of previous keynote speakers. The panel of esteemed educators includes Beverly Levett Gerber, editor and author of the best-selling Reaching and Teaching Students with Special Needs through Art; Peter Geisser, former instructor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf and a member of the Access Advisory Board of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Beverley Johns, an expert in behavioral strategies for students with learning differences and author of 11 books; and Juliann Dorff, a contributing author to the book Understanding Students with Autism through Art and recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from Kent State University. The panel will be moderated by Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor Lynne Horoschak, PA’s teacher of the year and Art Education Graduate Program Manager.

Following the panel, a select group of alumni from Moore’s MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations program will share a synopsis of the analysis and application of their theses data and its impact on their teaching methodology. In the afternoon roundtable discussions led by renowned area educators will provide participants the opportunity to explore topics related to teaching students with special needs.

For further information, please contact Lynne Horoschak at T +1 215 667 6811 or [email protected].

This program was made possible through support from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.

Moore’s Graduate Studies coeducational community consists of unique programs in Art & Social Engagement (launching 2015), Community Practice (launching 2015), Studio Art, Interior Design and Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations that prepare motivated men and women with the skills, knowledge and resources to become professional artists, designers and teachers. Made up of select students, faculty and staff, we test, perfect, invent and forever alter art practices and policies on a local and global scale. The programs’ summer intensive, evening and weekend year-round scheduling are well suited for working adults seeking to acquire new skills and perspectives.

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation’s first and only women’s visual arts college. Moore’s career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and since 2009, five coeducational Graduate Studies programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore; Continuing Education programs for professional adults; the acclaimed Youth Programs for young people grades 1–12, which was founded in 1921; The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

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