Onstead Institute

The Onstead Institute develops, supports, and sustains innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information.

By partnering with faculty and students within the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD), the Institute contributes to the culture of creative excellence that has made the college a premier destination for emerging and established artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The Institute also seeks to integrate CVAD’s creative and intellectual energies with those of the external community—locally, nationally, and abroad—through engagement and collaboration.

For more information visit the Onstead Institute's website.

Student accomplishments

Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, Rachel Hister - Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Workshop

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Alumni accomplishments

Danielle Naylor

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.

Art Education and Art History
Interior Design

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.