MMI Preparatory School art instructor Lisa Marie Ferry was selected to give a presentation at the 2016 Pennsylvania Art Education Association conference, which will be held October 7-9 in Philadelphia.
Ferry’s presentation is entitled “Using Postmodern Principles in Art Education Curriculum to Alleviate Anxiety” and will give participants knowledge and understanding of how to create art activities and an art journaling kit based on postmodern principles to help alleviate anxiety and stress symptoms. Presentation proposals were blind reviewed by two members of a committee of art educators from a variety of divisions.
The Pennsylvania Art Education Association conference features three days of workshops and sessions, keynote speeches, art exhibitions, a virtual student art show and awards presentations. More than 300 art teachers, prospective teachers, college and university professors, and retirees from around the Commonwealth attend the annual conference. This year’s program revolves around the theme “Let’s Make It Happen.”
Ferry is currently pursuing her Master of Art Education with Emphasis in Special Populations from Moore College of Art and Design. She will present on the same topic at the Pennsylvania Independent School Association (PAIS) in October. Her experience includes teaching photography and advanced photography at Misericordia University for three years. She has been a photographer for more than 20 years and traveled to Mexico on a full stipend for a photo ethnography assignment. Ferry has had her work shown at her own exhibitions and has had three pieces of artwork selected for the juried Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fifteen. She was also a published finalist for two consecutive years in Photographer's Forum magazine. Additionally, Ferry has served as a facilitator and speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.