CASL – a look back

CASL students and faculty journeyed to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a summer academic travel course, "From Work to Text: Connecting Labor, History, Material and Place."

The trip focused on the art, history and culture of New Mexico, including the Anasazi, Pueblo and Chicano cultures. The CASL service component was hands-on labor with a local community group that is restoring the San Miguel Mission, a traditional adobe structure in Santa Fe. 
Pictured: KCAI students at Raven's Ridge, New Mexico
 

Pictured: Student Ericka Patterson and professor Reed Anderson mixing adobe at the San Miguel Mission site.
 
Pictured: John Dandurand interning at the Mattie Rhodes Counseling & Art Center.
 
When Jon Dandurand's ('05 sculpture) summer school plans fell through in 2005, he went to the Academic Resource Center for help finding a way to earn the remaining three credit hours he needed to graduate. KCAI's community partner, Mattie Rhodes Counseling & Art Center, needed an intern for their summer art camp, and Dandurand was a perfect fit.