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YALE SCHOOL OF ART AND YALE PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP

ABOUT

As an integral component within the Art and Social Justice Initiative, Yale School of Art partnered with the Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall in 2018 to create an annual summer art program for incarcerated students at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, CT, with courses and extra-curricular workshops led by recent MFA graduates.

In Spring of 2018, the inaugural teaching fellowships for the program were awarded by the School of Art and YPEI at Dwight Hall to five graduates to support instruction in the following two summer courses, as well as two extracurricular workshops developed by recent MFA graduates, which together constitute this first iteration of the program during the summer of 2018.

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2019 APPLICATION

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Applications due: February 25

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2019 YALE SCHOOL OF ART / YALE PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
Post Graduate Teaching Fellowships Available for Yale School of Art 2019 MFA Graduates

General Info
As part of the Art & Social Justice Initiative, the Yale School of Art will offer 2019 MFA graduates the opportunity to teach at a Connecticut correctional facility through the Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall and Yale Summer Session.

Timeline
Information Session at E.I.K., 32 Edgewood Ave.: January 29th, 2019, 12:30 PM
Applications Due: February 25th, 2019
Interviews: Early March 2019
Announcement of Fellowship: April 1st, 2019
Teacher training: April 2019

Eligibility
An MFA `19 graduate must be able to commit up to seven weeks of teaching (taking into account five weeks of in-person courses and the possibility for two weeks of make-up and post-semester).

Course meetings
2-3 seminar meetings per week (3 hours per session over a five week period; with the possibility of evening classes.) Instructors will be asked to make themselves regularly available for on-site office hours. Instructors should plan on being in New Haven or at site of instruction Mondays through Fridays.

Compensation
The Yale School of Art teaching fellowship will provide the instructors a fellowship award of $8,900 (US).

Application
Please submit here a 500-750 word statement of interest to teach one of the following courses. Please use the following as a guideline in expanding your description of one of the following courses. Your course proposal must be drawn from the following courses, and must maintain the same learning outcomes, academic standards, workload, and expectations as existing on-campus versions:

Art S111: Visual Thinking
An introduction to the language of visual expression, using studio projects to explore the fundamental principles of visual art.

Art S115: Basic Drawing
An introduction to drawing, emphasizing pictorial syntax and the articulation of space.

Art S130: Painting Basics
An introduction to basic painting issues, stressing a beginning command of the conventions of pictorial space and the language of color.

Art S138: Introduction to Digital Photography
Exploration of the transition of photographic processes and techniques into digital formats.

ART S167: Intro to Interactive Design
Interactive design explored through the development of projects that are based online.

Please indicate in the statement of purpose:
Previous teaching experience

Which of the above courses you would like to teach and specifically how would you frame it according to your teaching philosophy with practical measure. Also, please answer the question: Why do you want to teach this class?

Whether you have a valid driver’s license. Drivers without access to cars will be able to use cars provided by Dwight Hall at Yale, following completion of an online driver’s training course.

If you have any questions, please contact s.zelda.roland@yale.edu (YPEI) or ayham.ghraowi@yale.edu (YSOA).

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YALE SCHOOL OF ART AND YALE PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP DETAILS
Summer 2018 Yale School of Art courses were offered at Manson Youth Institution. The program will continue for Summer 2019 and be expanded to include new courses taught at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution for adults.

Manson Youth Institution (Summer ’18 and Summer ’19)
– Located in Cheshire, CT.
– Only state prison that houses juvenile offenders who have been sentenced as adults; also houses young adult offenders under the age of 22.

MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution (Summer ‘19)
– Located in Suffield, CT.
– Age range: 24-48 years old.
– Largest prison in New England; currently YPEI is only liberal arts college credit-granting program offered to incarcerated students there.

Summer 2018 Participation
– 20 students applied to participate in the Yale School of Art Curriculum (Facility count: ~500)
– In 2018, 10 students total enrolled in our courses, with ages ranging from 18-21 years old.
– Although only 10 students enrolled, up to 12 students at a time attended the courses and workshops in 2018, and there were approximately 20 total students who participated in some part of the program.

Two five-week courses at Manson Youth Institution offered, in sequence in 2018:
YSS A: Art S115: Basic Drawing (Ernest A. Bryant III, Painting/Printmaking MFA ’18)
> Studio Time 2x a week
YSS B: Art S130: Painting Basics (Clare Kambhu/Julia Rooney, Painting/Printmaking MFA ’18)
> Studio Time 2x a week
– Two extra-curricular workshops:
1. Zine Production (Nate Pyper, Graphic Design MFA ’18)
> One Session
2. Painting Materials (Danny Ginsburg, Painting/Printmaking MFA ’18)
> Three Sessions

Further information about the courses at Manson Youth Institution:
– The courses must replicate those offered by YSoA to undergraduates over Yale Summer Session.
– Course materials or subject matter cannot be altered to address prison or confinement.
– The courses must also replicate course expectations, evaluation rubrics, workload, contact hours, and learning outcomes, as well as access to office hours/studio time/campus resources to best of our abilities.

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2018 YALE SCHOOL OF ART / YALE PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

In Spring of 2018, the inaugural teaching fellowships for the program were awarded by the School of Art and YPEI at Dwight Hall to five graduates to support instruction in the following two summer courses, as well as two extracurricular workshops developed by recent MFA graduates, which together constitute this first iteration of the program during the summer of 2018.

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SUMMER 2018 TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS
Summer 2018 Curriculum
Manson Youth Institution
Cheshire, CT

Ernest Bryant
Ernest Bryant
(Painting & Printmaking MFA ’18)
Basic Drawing Course

Clare Kambhu
Julia Rooney
Clare Kambhu and Julia Rooney
(Painting & Printmaking MFA ’18)
Painting Basics Course

Daniel Ginsburg
Daniel Ginsburg
(Painting & Printmaking MFA ’18)
Materials Workshop

Nate Pyper
Nate Pyper
(Graphic Design MFA ’18)
Publications Workshop
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YALE SCHOOL OF ART / YALE PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP PANEL

On September 24, the Yale School of Art will host a panel of the 2018 MFA graduates who had been selected as the inaugural teaching fellows this past summer: Ernest Bryant (Painting/Printmaking ’18), Clare Kambhu (Painting/Printmaking ’18), Julia Rooney (Painting/Printmaking ’18), Danny Ginsburg (Painting/Printmaking ’18), and Nate Pyper (Graphic Design ‘18).

Also participating in the evening’s discussion will be Zelda Roland, Founding Director of the Yale Prison Education Initiative and Daniel Karpowitz, Director of Policy and National Programs at the Bard Prison Initiative, in a reflection on the inaugural visual art program for incarcerated students at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, CT.

Moderating the event will be Dean Marta Kuzma, and Ayham Ghraowi, Assistant Dean for Research and Public Projects.

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Background image: Documentation of the Yale School of Art / Yale Prison Education Initiative Partnership Panel, September 24, 2018. Photo by Sara Abbaspour, Photography MFA ’19.

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