The CPD is proud to showcase other offerings focused on personal enrichment in arts and travel.  Our online Art Lovers & Docent Program and international travel hosted by arts and behavioral sciences faculty are two such opportunities outside of the conventional classroom that might appeal.

“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

                                                                                                                    William Faulkner

Do you love art?

Are you interested in 19th and 20th century art?

Never set foot in a gallery, but want to?

Are you a docent or are interested in becoming one?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the CPD’s Art Lovers & Docent Program is for you.

Unlike most art courses that concentrate on ancient to contemporary art or a particular movement, this online, six- module course covers 150 years.  You can complete one, a combination or all of these at your own pace under the instruction of Canisius Professor, and CPD Arts Management Consultant, Yvonne Widenor.

This interesting learning experience includes the following modules:

The Rise of Modernism: Part One

  • Mid-to-late Nineteenth Century Art in Europe and the United States:
  • Realism, Pre-Raphaelites and Impressionism

The Rise of Modernism Part Two

  • Mid- to Late Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States:
  • Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, and Symbolism

Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1950

  • Cubism and Futurism

Art as Political and Social Statements, 1900-1950

  • Dada, Surrealism, Supremacism and Constructivism

Artistic Endeavors between 1950-2000, Painting

  • Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Postmodernism

Artistic Endeavors between 1950-2000, Sculpture

  • Assemblages, Formalism, Environmental or Land Art, Minimalism, and Monumental

Complete all six modules and receive a Docent Program Certificate of Completion from the Center for Professional Development at Canisius College.

Join us in experiencing the joy of art.

Walk along the picturesque waterways that inspired the likes of Rembrandt and Seurat.  Indulge in the rich art culture of Amsterdam as you visit some of the world’s most notable museums.  Experience the wild side of Amsterdam as you visit Amsterdam’s many zoos.

The trip is from March 17th to March 23rd 2019.  The price is $3,217 (other discounts may apply).

Academic credit is available to current students in Fine Arts and ABEC programs!

Students, alumni, faculty and others are encouraged to register.

For more information, contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at [email protected] or Dr. Sue Margulis at [email protected],  You can also enroll by telephone (1-877-485-4184) or online at EFCST.COM/2088841PM.

Enjoy Spain from May 24 to June 2, 2019!

Alumni and lifelong learners are invited to join Trip Leaders, Alice Zicari, and Matthew Cortese, SJ, for a pilgrimage to the centuries-old Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Participants in this program will walk an average of 10-15 miles a day for seven days along the pilgrimage trail from Sarria, Spain to The Cathedral.  This span of walking is not only a form of exercise but also an opportunity to foster spiritual connection, reflection and ultimately, renewal.  Visits to Sarria and Santiago are allotted at the beginning and end of the trip.

The trip is $2,800 which includes airfare from Toronto, shuttle to Sarria, room and board (double occupancy), all dinners and miscellaneous program expenses.

Alternatively, the trip is $1,700 if you book your own flight and meet the group in Sarria, Spain.  This price does include room and board (double occupancy), all dinners and miscellaneous program expenses.

Space is limited to register early.  Deadline to register is February 1, 2019.  Contact Nicolle Barsch at [email protected]