Interested in learning more about Iowa's new fine arts standards? Are you new to the standards or familiar but needing more resources for alignment? Would you like to network with peers within your fine arts discipline and across all fine arts disciplines to have conversations around curriculum and best practices?
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
LOCATION: The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities, Davenport, IA
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
LOCATION: Timber Ridge Elementary School, Johnston, IA
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
LOCATION: Lindsey Harrison Pottery Studio, Des Moines, IA
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
LOCATION: Conference Room A, Burlington AEA, Burlington, IA
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.