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IPS #60 Butler University Laboratory School

IPS/Butler University Laboratory School is located at the building formerly known as William A. Bell School 60. Butler Laboratory School is a project based school inspired by the teachings of Reggio Emilia Italy built with students interests in mind. The school uses the workshop method for teaching reading, writing, and math, which means that once the students are taught a lesson in that subject area, they are then released to work throughout the room. Children are encouraged to communicate and ask questions of one another during these times, and often work in pairs and groups to encourage communication and problem solving strategies. One of the first things a visitor may notice about Butler Laboratory School’s building is the environment. In practicing the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching and learning, the school believes that the environment is the third teacher. Often, things are displayed in a way that allows children to explore and interact with their surroundings. Visitors may also notice that we do not have assigned seating, and do not prefer to use desks in our room. Butler Laboratory School allows their students to choose seating choices that fit their individual learning/work style.

Meet the Artist – Meredith Setser

Meredith Setser is a printmaker and textile artist currently employed as an assistant professor of printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She studied at both Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and Indiana University (IUPUI campus) for her undergraduate studies, earning a BFA in 1997. She also attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she completed her MFA degree in 2004. Meredith has taught printmaking courses as an adjunct instructor at both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Milwaukee School of Art and Design.

Meredith is an active member of the printmaking community. Along with teaching printmaking, Meredith has given several workshops and demonstrations in the textile medium of felt making across the United States. She currently resides in Indianapolis with her partner George, 3 iguanas, 4 birds, and 9 tortoises. Although she now lives in the great state of Indiana, Meredith was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and spent much of her childhood here.

Meet the Teaching Artist

Melli Hoppe

As a choreographer Melli Hoppe allows a democratic process for the participants to explore the space they are in and respond individually using their bodies.  Through this empowering process of making a dance, students must find their own creative solutions in the language of dance as they explore Setser’s artwork, inspired by rhizomes. Hoppe’s process ties naturally to the organic composition of rhizomes and will provide space for students to learn the dance elements of shape and space, explore connectedness, negative space, interweaving and backtracking, as they move through space.
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