Jana Silver is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education. She teaches courses in art education and arts integration and she is a certified K-12 art teacher who has been teaching art for over 25 years to children and adults locally and internationally. Jana holds a Doctorate in Teacher Education and an MFA in ceramics. She studied ceramics in West Africa through Parsons School of Design. Her ceramic art has been sold and exhibited nationwide. Jana's current research focuses on elementary school general education teacher practices concerning arts integration in the United States and Japan. She was the founder and former Executive Director of a non-profit Community Arts organization in Amherst MA. Jana additionally works with Mount Holyoke College Teacher Licensure Program as the supervisor to art education licensure students.
School for Interdisciplinary Arts
Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0211: Teaching Art in the Elementary School: From Theory to Prac (Spring 2014)
JTW-0229: Art class for the first time artist: Experience art as another way to see, represent and interpret the world around you (January 2014)
IA-0157: Methods for Teaching Art to Children (Fall 2013)
CS-0142/IA-0142/NS-0142: Innovations for Change: Problem Solving for the Future (Fall 2013)