Art Education and Conservation in Madagascar
August 3 – 26
70 CTLE Hours for Professional Teachers
Course Number: AEG-5231-A
Deborah Ross and Rose Viggiano
Deborah Ross, an SVA faculty member who has worked in Madagascar for 20 years, will be leading the teaching team. She will present information about the diverse ecosystems of the Ranomafana National Park and the cultural traditions of the Malagasy people.
Carol Fabricatore, an SVA instructor in the MFA Illustration as Visual Arts program, teaches drawing in the studio and on-location. Carol has been a freelance professional painter/illustrator for 25 years and has exhibited in numerous galleries. Publications include: The New York Times, The Franklin Library, Avon Books, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Scholastic, and Carrier Pigeon magazine.
Rose Viggiano, Ed.D., chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education program at SVA, will address the final requirements of a sketchbook and lesson plans which will include Blueprint, STEAM and NYC Science Scope and Sequence K-12 standards. She will discuss the writing of a final paper reflecting participants’ achieved goals, outcomes and challenges of teaching in Madagascar.
Hanta Rasamimanana has studied ring-tailed lemur behavior at Berenty since 1983. She is a professor at the École Normale Supérieure, the teachers’ training arm of the University of Antananarivo, with a PhD from the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She has supervised over 20 ENS students through field research for their masters’ degrees, and was recently the subject of a half-hour CNN profile, “Madagascar’s Lemur Lady.” She is an author and leader of the education component of the Ako Project of stories and posters with Alison Jolly.
Rakotonomenjanahary Saotra and Rarivojaona Heritina—Malagasy collaborators who have provided professional development to primary school teachers about teaching and learning, introducing the arts to support the creative freedom of the children.