The University of Hartford announces two free Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA informational webinars. The first webinar is October 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. EST. The focus of the 20-minute presentation is the Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA philosophy, curriculum, and low-residency structure, with a report highlighting the outcomes of the recent Hartford, Conn., and Rhinebeck, N.Y., summer residency. The second webinar is December 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. EST and will include additional news from the 2016 fall Minneapolis-St. Paul residency. Both webinars feature Program Director Carol Padberg and current students, who will be available to answer questions.

Registration for the first webinar has closed. Please see our website for recorded session.

To join for the second webinar on 12/9 at 2pm, please fill out the brief registration form.

The Nomad/9 Interdisciplinary MFA is a low-residency MFA program based at the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. The 26-month, accredited program visits sites throughout the Americas, using a living classroom approach to hands-on learning. During each residency, students engage in a reciprocal relationship with the site, learning from local practitioners and contributing to regional initiatives. The curriculum brings together art, ecology, the technology continuum (from craft to code), and the study of history and culture. Featuring an open outcome philosophy, the MFA includes artists from diverse creative disciplines on the faculty, and in the student cohort. Current MFA students’ first year learning experiences include green woodworking in a forest classroom; participating in a workshop on materiality, death and regeneration; practicing performative strategies in relation to self and site; and experiencing North American indigenous knowledge systems with Dakota teachers. Throughout the program, students use multiple genres of writing to develop their art practice in the context of regenerative culture and resiliency. Between residencies, students work independently while working closely with a faculty advisor. The curriculum supports artists working in diverse visual art genres. 2016-17 faculty and visiting artists include:

Christine Baeumler

John Bielenberg

Amanda Carlson

Aaron Dysart

Christy Gast

Hope Ginsburg

Seitu Jones

Matteo Lundgren

Amanda Lovelee

Shanai Matteson

Mary Miss

Colin McMullen

Carol Padberg

Ernesto Pujol

Colleen Sheehy

Allison Smith

Mona Smith

Sandy Spieler

Linda Weintraub

Caroline Woolard