Category Archives: Education

CIVA Conference Volunteers

Calling all artists! The CIVA, or Christians in the Visual Arts, conference is being hosted this summer at Calvin College from June 11-14, 2015. We need volunteers for all sorts of activities; giving directions, sitting at the registration desk, set-up … Continue reading

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The Artist Collaborative

Connect. Collaborate. Create. The Artist Collaborative is a program for first-year students who are interested in the arts. Through courses, activities and a January trip to a cultural center in the United States, you will explore your calling as an … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art History, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Education, Graphic Design, News, Painting, Performance, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Studio Art

Art Faculty | Anna Greidanus

Anna Greidanus recently found her passion for art and teaching intersect with an atypical locale: a remote village in northern Thailand. Greidanus, a professor of art at Calvin College, spent two weeks this past summer with the Akha tribe of Thailand in Huisan … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Off-campus

Professor Highlighted in Discussion on Arts Education in Michigan

Professor Jo-Ann VanReuuwyk was recently involved in a discussion on the importance arts education in Michigan schools. “Last week, when Michigan’s public school students headed back to class across the state, many of them returned to districts where repeated annual … Continue reading

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Speaker Series in Grand Rapids: Arts Education

Posted in Education

Speaker Series Reminder – This Thursday the 22nd

The future of our cities depends on imaginative, forward-thinking leaders who can ask the right questions, think outside the box, and solve problems creatively. How are we teaching our children to imagine and innovate? How could we do better? Join … Continue reading

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Professor Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk on MLive

Art professor Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk has a guest column on, the regional news site. It is on the importance of art education in elementary schools. Read the full column here.

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Tribute for Professor ANNA GREIDANUS – 25 Years!

Anna Elizabeth Greidanus Show and tell is one of the greatest games we play in grade school. Unfortunately, in the academic world, its pedagogical merits are easily forgotten. Professors tend not to fail when it is comes to using words, … Continue reading

Posted in Ceramics, Education, News

Guest Artist | Levi Yakubu

Levi O’Bem Yakubu is president of Dajo Pottery Ltd., the first marble-ceramic tableware manufacturer in Africa. Located in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State in Central Nigeria. Dajo Pottery Ltd. has won several awards at the international level. Calvin’s ceramics … Continue reading

Posted in Ceramics, Education

Guest artist Chris Trabka

The ceramics courses were given the great privilege of having Chris Trabka demonstrate his work in class on Monday, February 11. Chris Trabka is a local production potter who concentrates on the wheel and makes functional items. Students observed the … Continue reading

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