Rhonda Schaller

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Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Visiting Associate Professor, Lecturer VP for Student Affairs, Fine Arts, Continuing and Professional Studies rschal20@pratt.edu 718.636.3506 p 718.636.3547 f Brooklyn Campus, East Hall 1ST FL

Current Course Listing (4)

21/FA-CP-100W-01 Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness Based Practices

21/FA-CP-400W-01 Breath Is the Mark: Contemplating Art Practice

21/FA-CP-600W-01 Mindfulness Theory and Practice for Stress Reduction Graduate Level

21/FA-CP-601W-01 Contemplative Art Practice: Breath is The Mark Graduate Level

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Masters, Arts & Cultural Management, Pratt Institute
Bachelors, Studio Art, Queens College, City University of New York


Rhonda is a long time meditator, artist and educator teaching visualization, mindfulness and meditation as life and art practices for over 30 years. She is a certified visualization meditation and qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. She is a Visiting Associate Professor and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Pratt Institute; founder of the Meditation Incubator project, and a Made in NYC fellow. She chairs the Pratt Resilience, Wellness and Well-being Council, founding chair of the Mindfulness Initiatives in Student Affairs Committee, and Mindful Pratt community. Rhonda was recently awarded a Emily Hall Tremaine Grant for her Mindful Collaboratory project, a national training and study for artists and arts leaders in meditation and mindful community building. She was also awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to bring contemplative and wellbeing pedagogy into faculty teaching and learning at CIT, Ireland. She is the author of Create Your Art Career (2013, Allworth Press), Called or Not, Spirits are Present (2009, Blue Pearl Press), and contributed chapters for The Mindful Eye: Contemplative Pedagogies in Visual Arts Education (2018, Common Wealth Pub) and Starting Your Career in the Fine Arts (2011, Allworth Press). Her artworks are in the permanent collections of Memorial Art Gallery University of Rochester and Dartmouth University's Medical School Art of Healing Gallery.