Co-Director, Art Education Program

Department of Art and Design
Art and Design, Office 103C
513-244-4268
sylvia.dick@msj.edu

Degrees:

M.A. Education, B.A. Art Education

Biography:

Mrs. Sylvia Dick is Co-Director of the Art Education Program. She is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Design. She teaches elementary art education methods courses and supervises pre-service art educators in field placements. She earned an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Art Education from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She acheived National Board Certification in Early Childhood/ Adolescent Art in 2003.

Mrs. Dick taught Visual Art in grades 1-8 for thirty years and mentored more than twenty pre-service and first-year art educators before joining the Mount St. Joseph University faculty in 2006. She was awarded numerous grants to provide special art experiences for her students, including Project Soup Bowl, The CHAIR Project, Bicentennial Quilts, and Family Chalk Murals. She served as an Educational Assessor for the Ohio Department of Education for three years. Awards and honors include the Mount St. Joseph Distinguished Art Alumni Award, The John Nartker Medal, SWOAEA Outstanding Art Teacher, and Ashland Oil Golden Apple Award. She has served on the advisory Boards for The Flats Gallery and the Mount St. Joseph University Education Department.

Mrs. Dick, with colleague Susan Ruttle Lawrence, plan and implement the professional development "Teacher as Artist" summer workshops for regional art educators. They also work with Gallery Director Velma Dailey to plan and coordinate outreach Art Studio Workshops for children. Mrs. DIck is an active member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA). She has presented workshops at many OAEA Annual Conferences, including 2013 "Personal Shrines", 2014 "Deconstructed Screenprinting on Fabric", and 2015 "From Pre-service Art Educator to Resident Educator". She is Co-Chair of the Cincinnati Local Planning Comittee for the 2016 OAEA Professional Development Conference in November.

Mrs. Dick's recent academic research interest is in Teaching Artistic Behavior (TAB) and Choice Based Art Education. She enjoys creating and exhibiting dyed/ printed/ constructed fabric pieces and works in ceramics.