Dr. Neal Naranjo, the Naranjo Museum of Natural History, and Professor Peter Andrew, Stephen F. Austin School of Art, co-presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) conference in Savannah, Georgia, April 3 thru 6.
The topic of Dr. Naranjo and Professor Andrew’s presentation was “Color Teaching Innovations.” Naranjo and Andrew presented original research on how artists work with color.
“It was exciting to interact with so many enthusiastic artists!” said Andrew, “And novel to have Dr. Naranjo present on the psychology of color! Our session was filled to capacity, with standing-room only, so I imagine that the audience was interested in the presentation.”
The FATE Conference was attended by over 525 college art professors from representing 93 universities from across the United States, the FATE biennial conference is a national forum for university art educators to share best-practices in effective teaching.
“The art and artistic design professors appreciated our presentation on the combination of science and art, said Dr. Naranjo. “Professor Andrews presented his paintings for the Naranjo Museum providing details on how he achieved accurate depictions of dinosaur habitats.”
This year’s conference was sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design, an internationally renowned art school.
Additionally, Naranjo and Andrew offered two hands-on workshops for students and faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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