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2015 Summer Retreat for Arts Educators

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The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University is pleased to once again invite high school, middle school, elementary, and community college art educators to our campus for the 2015 Summer Retreat for Arts Educators.

The retreat offers a unique opportunity for teachers in the arts to gather together to renew connections with processes, materials, and with fellow arts educators. The retreat takes place Sunday, June 21 through Thursday, June 25.

Resident tuition covers studio sessions, on-campus housing, breakfast and lunch during full days, and most art supplies for the studio sessions. Participants are encouraged to stay in SFA housing at the Lumberjack Lodge in order to take full advantage of the collaborative atmosphere of the retreat. Transportation to and from the retreat is the responsibility of the participant. Commuters may attend for a reduced tuition that covers studio sessions without lodging or meals.

Forty participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the workshop is filled, you may request to be placed on a waiting list by faxing the paper registration form without payment to 936.468.4041. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by Friday, June 5.

Please contact Dr. Bill Nieberding by phone or e-mail for more information.

Graduate/Undergraduate Credit

Graduate/Undergraduate Credit

The retreat may be taken as a part of the graduate course Art 508 or undergraduate 491. Prospective graduate students register by completing the Application for Admission to SFA Graduate School, and being advised by the School of Art prior to applying to the retreat. Off-campus students attending for credit will pay a $70 course fee, waiving the retreat housing and meal fee.

All SFA tuition and fees for three hours credit will apply.

Parking and Maps


All vehicles must be parked at the Coliseum parking lot located on the corner of University Drive and East College.


The map below displays the general location of the SFA Art Building and parking lot.

You may map our location in your browser, or scan the QR code below to send the location to your mobile device.

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School of Art
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 13001, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3001

Phone: 936.468.4804
FAX: 936.468.4041
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Dr. Bill Nieberding, Art Day chair
Phone: 936.468.6467

School of Art / Art Educators Retreat
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 13001, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3001

FAX: 936.468.4041


Registration/payment deadline:
Friday, May 22, 2015

No refunds after Monday, June 8.


Resident cost (includes lodging, most meals, studio sessions, and supplies): $400 per participant.

Commuter cost (includes studio sessions and supplies): $150 per participant.

Registration and Payment

Workshop registration is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two options are available for registration:

  • Option 1: Online Registration and Credit Card Payment

    Registration and credit card payment may be completed online.

  • Option 2: Paper Registration and Check Payment

    Download the printable registration form and pay by check. Mail completed forms and check payment to:

    School of Art / Art Educators Retreat
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Box 13001, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962