Arts Educator Institute

Reignite your creativity to create a visionary classroom.

Embark on a transformative journey and delve into the profound role of the arts. Celebrate the intricate dance of the creative process and envision an ideal teaching scenario — one that nurtures individual expression, explores effective studio management techniques, and fosters a vibrant community of sharing in a setting that inspires boundless artistic growth and collaboration. Be prepared to make art every day – materials will be provided.

Register now! Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. 

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2024
Pomfret School | Pomfret, CT


Set on a stunning hilltop in rural Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret has been called one of the most beautiful schools in the world. Studded by maples and ringed by stone walls, our 500-acre Hilltop campus exudes New England charm. As a guest of the Grauer Institute, you will be housed in a private room overlooking the heart of campus. A commuter option, which offers a cost reduction of $250, is also available. Rooms are single occupancy with access to a shared bathroom. Double-occupancy rooms are available upon request. All linens are provided. Both the dorm and commuter options include all your meals. In addition, you'll have access to the school’s fitness center, wooded trail system, yoga studio, tennis center, and squash courts. Your registration fee also includes complimentary airport transfers to and from PVD, BDL, and BOS. It's a pretty good deal!



Modeling the Creative Process
Whether you are an artist or an art educator, how do you effectively model and convey the significance of the creative process?


Creating Space 
How can we underscore the importance of creating a space that is consistently inclusive, collaborative, and creative, placing a high priority on safety and respect for everyone, while also actively nurturing individuals' creative explorations?


Inspiring Growth 
How can we design prompts and assignments that most effectively inspire growth in our students, and what is the optimal way to recognize and showcase their artistic achievements?


Moving Forward 
Apply the insights gained over the last three days to experiment, devise an engaging assignment, and structure your Moving Forward plans. Let your newfound knowledge shape your creative journey.


Showcasing Our Work 
We will showcase the assignments we have crafted and participate in a positive and supportive dialogue.




Questions? Contact Gwyneth Connell at 860.963.5990.

Early Registration
Through March 15 
Cost: $2,700

Regular Registration
March 16 – May 15
Cost: $2,850

Late Registration
After May 15
Cost: $3,000

Please Note: We offer a commuter discount rate of $250. If you plan to commute from home or stay off-campus for the week, please make sure to select the Commuter Rate option below.


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