VCFA’s Art & Design Education faculty believe in the transformative power of art and emphasize reflective practice, collaborative community, attentiveness to diversity, and the pursuit of social justice. Through our programming, you’ll work with accomplished and innovative faculty, strengthen your ability to advocate for art education, and connect with art educators from around the country.

The Art & Design Education Professional Development Series allows K-12 teachers, librarians, and teaching artists to earn Continuing Education Contact Hours each summer.

While we wish we were able to bring participants to campus, due to COVID all 2021 summer programming will be virtual.


Kelly Gross

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Brooke Anne Hofsess

Visiting Faculty, Art & Design Education

Kimberly Sheridan

Faculty, Art & Design Education

William Estrada

Visiting Artist, Art & Design Education

Christina Hanawalt

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Elizabeth Patton

Faculty, Art & Design Education

2021 Summer Series

Learn more about this summer’s professional development workshop offerings!

2020 Summer Series

View last summer’s professional development workshop offerings.

Need Tuition Support?

VCFA is committed to making our workshops available to all.

 If you are unable to afford workshop tuition because of current economic challenges, please contact Jennifer Skinder to apply for tuition support.