This virtual group exhibition showcases the artwork of Pre-K–12 students taught by Sofija Chroneos, Elanna Honan, Bithiah Holton, TJ Bergeron, and Grey Lennon during the 2020–2021 academic year. Four students were part of Boston University’s BFA/MA 4+1 program that results in a Master’s Degree in Art Education with Initial Licensure and one student was enrolled in a BFA in Art Education. During their final year in the program, all students completed two practicum internships in public schools in Boston and the surrounding area. Their two practicum placements included one full semester in Elementary/K–8 Schools and another in Middle/High Schools, providing the teaching candidates with art teaching experiences from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
This online exhibition showcases student work from all practicum placements. It features an assortment of artwork created through lessons and units guided by Sofija, Elanna, Bithiah, TJ and Grey. Although the pandemic limited or made impossible their time in the physical classroom, others in the group taught at times in a hybrid format and later in person. For this reason, for their students' efforts and resilience, and the difficulty of the teaching conditions they had to work with, this thesis exhibition truly deserves to be celebrated. It serves as a platform to share Sofija, Elanna, Bithiah, TJ, and Grey practicum experiences as well as to celebrate their students’ art from the 2020–2021 academic year. ︎
BFA StudentBithiah Holton
MA StudentsElanna Honan
Special thanks to the teachers, administrators, parents, and students of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; Oak Hill Middle School, Newton; Alcott Elementary School, Concord; Concord Middle School; Cambridge St. Upper School; King Open School, Cambridge; Malden High School; Lincoln School, Brookline; Braintree High School; Morrison Elementary School, Braintree; Highlands Elementary, Braintree.
Website designed by Julian Parikh, 2021.
About the BFA and MA in Art Education with Initial Licensure Programs As part of a professionally oriented art school at a major research institution, the Art Education programs at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts are uniquely positioned to offer students a comprehensive preparation for a career in the discipline. Students engage in the study of the cultural, social, cognitive, emotional, and artistic dimensions of children and youth development with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion. They develop skills in applying innovative pedagogies that meet the demands of teaching and research in a global and contemporary environment.
Art Education students prepare to be teaching artists by engaging in coursework and research that include interdisciplinary studies, collaboration with other programs and colleges, arts-based research methods, and immersive practice in PreK–12 schools, museums or in the community. ︎
About Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts prepares students to think seriously, to see critically, to make intensely, and to act with creative agency in the contemporary world. CFA School of Visual Arts merges the intensive studio education of an art school with the opportunities of a large urban university, and is committed to educating the eye, hand, and mind of the artist. With rigorous graduate and undergraduate fine arts programs that are rooted in studio practice, CFA School of Visual Arts provides highly motivated students with programs in the bedrock disciplines of the fine arts coupled with a vast array of electives and liberal arts opportunities.
Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a community of artist-scholars and scholar-artists who are passionate about the fine and performing arts, committed to diversity and inclusion, and determined to improve the lives of others through art. With programs in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, CFA prepares students for a meaningful creative life by developing their intellectual capacity to create art, shift perspective, think broadly, and master relevant 21st century skills. CFA offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as a range of online degrees and certificates. Learn more at bu.edu/cfa.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth–largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. ︎