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Project Design Lab / June 24-28

Burlington, Vermont

This course is for PreK-12 visual art teachers who are interested in expanding their art-making and project design skills while engaging in robust conversations with fellow art educators about the importance of the art room as an oasis for students.  


Through a series of hands-on visual art workshops you will build a toolkit of art-making activities, re-imaging the power of your art room as a oasis of well-being, and create a project plan for exhibiting your students' art work in the wider community. 

What To Expect

  • Expand your art-making skills

  • Strengthen your teaching practice

  • Design a plan for exhibiting your student’s artwork in the community

  • Re-imagine the power of your art room

  • Learn with and from art teacher colleagues

  • Create connections with fellow art educators

  • Have fun – guaranteed!

What Educators Say

This is energizing my curriculum for next year, and into the years to come!

  – Dorcey Hogg / Art, Georgia Elementary School

Workshop Themes

  • Mixed media painting

  • Cyanotypes

  • Bookmaking

  • Everyday well-being in the art room

  • Collaborating with a teaching artist

  • Exploring the creative process

  • The importance of public art exhibits for student work

  • Community engagement

Meet the Facilitators

Judy Klima, Course Leader

Evie Lovett, Workshop Leader

Amber Paris, Workshop Leader

Judy Klima, Course Leader

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The Details
2024 Project Design Lab

June 24-28 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

University of Vermont / Burlington


  • $2,000 - Three graduate credits

  • $1,790 - Certificate of Participation for 40 hours relicensing credits


Tuition includes a private air-conditioned dorm room with centrally located private bath at the University of Vermont, plus breakfast and lunch. Everyone is on their own for dinner in Burlington. 

Attend Solo or as a Team

You can attend solo or with a team from your school or district.


Teams can be composed of educators (classroom teachers, councilors, paras, special educators, staff, administrators) and can be from the same grades and content areas, or mixed.


Teams may include educators from different schools in the district if you want to design a multi-school project 

Teaching Artist Residency - OPTIONAL

If you would like information on how to schedule a teaching artist residency to support implementing your project, complete the PDL Questions Form and we'll get right back to you.


Visit the PDL FAQ page for answers to questions about team participation, tuition & fees, lodging & meals, daily schedule, teaching artist selection (optional), and more.

Project Snapshots

See examples of previous projects created at the Project Design Lab here


Complete the PDL Questions Form and we'll be back in touch soon.

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We invite you to let us know about specific accommodations you may need to participate in the Project Design Lab when completing your Registration Form, and we will make every effort to honor your request. 

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