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Artist, art educator Julia Marshall to speak on art-based research Nov. 30

November 29, 2010

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Artist and art educator Julia Marshall will present the lecture “Art-Based Research and the Intersection between Making Art and Teaching Art” on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The lecture is free and is sponsored by the art education program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Department of Art.

Marshall’s presentation will feature a discussion of concepts she explores in her work as an artist/art educator, particularly art-based research, a studio-based practice that serves as a new model for K-12 art education. She will present student artwork and examples of her personal artwork to illustrate how the three strands in her life as a teaching artist—art making, teaching and writing about art education—dovetail and inform each other.

Marshall, a professor of art education at San Francisco State University since 1988, is known for her writings in art education that focus on creativity and learning, art integration and the use of contemporary art in the classroom. She is also a practicing studio artist, with her most recent artwork being a public sculpture done in collaboration with Leonard Hunter in Qingdao, China.

A practicing art educator for 27 years, Marshall began her teaching career as an artist-in-the-schools when she worked with LEAP … Imagination in Learning in San Francisco, and as an artist-in-the-museum with the Oakland Museum of California and the Bay Area Children’s Museum in Sausalito, Calif.

Marshall’s many influential publications include articles in Studies in Art Education, Art Education and many anthologies. Her primary scholarship is in curriculum development, arts integration, the uses of contemporary art in art education and the intersection between creativity and cognition. She has given many presentations on contemporary art and art education at National Art Education Association conferences and at symposia in Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; and Athens, Greece.

Marshall earned a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin and completed doctoral work in education at the University of San Francisco.

For more information about the lecture, contact James Haywood Rolling Jr., dual associate professor of art education and teaching and leadership, at (315) 443-2355 or

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