SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO BE A PRESENTER OR NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE
The Art of Storytelling - The act of storytelling has been around long before recorded history. From cave paintings to teaching children to read picture books today, we have been engaging the imagination through stories throughout history. Stories have been critical in our communities and lives as a way to help us remember our history. Stories teach, entertain and inspire us.
How do you use stories to teach, entertain and inspire your students? How have stories inspired you? What tips or strategies do you have to share?
Do you know a great art educator who has something to share? Encourage them by nominating them to present at the 2019 Fall Conference. Both you and your nominee will be entered in a chance to get a free conference registration each time you nominate. Every time you nominate is another chance to win a "Golden Ticket" to the conference! Nomination closes July 1st, 2019. Golden Ticket Winner will be announced in August.
aEI tEACHING ARTIST, HEIDI HERNANDEZ EXHIBITS AT FIGGE ART MUSEUM, DAVENPORT
Listening, truly listening, is a form of admiration, the highest form of compassion and respect. What power comes with a good listen? Does it empower the storyteller, or maybe the person listening benefits more? We live among people who have experienced unthinkable events. Strangers pass us by, holding hopes and desires, passions and obstacles; their stories hold the power to inspire greatness. What if we just took the time to listen, listen with our full attention?
Following a 7-0 vote by the city council, $55,000 was budgeted for a piece of art to visually elevate the new building. A week ago, a formal Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was released for a national call to artist/artist team to respond with their qualifications for the future piece. The RFQ deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019. The project is being led by the Marshalltown Public Art Committee (MPAC), a program of the Arts & Cultural Alliance created to be a resource for the city of Marshalltown
Mark your calendars for the inaugural Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit. Come learn from leading state and national voices about the role the arts play in a 21st-century education and how pre-K-12 arts educators can make the most of their resources. The summit brings together teachers (who can earn a graduate or continuing-education credit), teaching artists, administrators, nonprofit arts leaders and others for a day of networking, learning and celebration organized by the Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.
Take advantage of our early bird discounted registration during the month of April! Register for and learn more about the inaugural Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit here and visit our event page on Facebook.
TEACHING THE MUSIC OF LANGUAGE
JUNE 17-19, 2019
This course will offer college credit or relicensure. The cost for college credit through Drake University is $115 and relicensure is $35.
Join musician and national teaching artist Marcia Daft for an experience that will transform the way you think about teaching reading in early childhood. Recommended for teachers of ESL students. Then work with local art education Ron May for in-class follow up and guidance.
FLORALS IN MIXED MEDIUMS & ACRYLICS
June 24, 2019 - June 25, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Course # 180407
We will use floral motifs and floral still life to create art. Unique techniques, manipulations, mediums, and processes, will be practiced in order to better motivate and enhance the artistic process. An open-ended project will afford participants the opportunity to express their own ideas integrating learned techniques to create art that is unique and original.
ART GALLERY INTRODUCTION
June 24 - July 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Course # 180246
This course introduces concrete art skills needed to apply to an art gallery as well as provide information and inspiration for developing your art to a professional level by an art director.
Week 1: Class includes guided visits to artist studios and galleries. Students will create notes and ideas for developing their own art and create a balanced portfolio. They will also learn requirements for applying to specific kinds of galleries.
Week 2: Students will meet at the Ankeny Art Center and learn gallery presentation, pricing and framing. Each student will create a business plan for managing an art career.
STANDARDS BASED GRADING IN THE ART CLASSROOM
July 30 - 31, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Course # 180321
Section # 271106
This course will be an introduction and hands-on experience with standards based grading, using rubrics and grading techniques focusing of the integration of visual art standards. Participants will use the information available for further learning investigation of the visual art standards and to create rubrics for use in the classroom.
Art Educators of Iowa