Mrs. Pieffer introduced me to art, and helped me gain the love and passion I have. She was patient and kind and and always willing to answer a young girls questions. - Former Student
Since 1950, Art Educators of Iowa has been recognizing those of its members who stood out as exemplars in the field. AEI & NAEA give awards every year to honor the best art educators and supporters of the arts,in the state of Iowa and at the regional and national level.
Barbara Caldwell, AEI member and Iowa State University associate professor of art and visual culture, received the 2019 USSEA Kenneth Marantz Distinguished Fellows award from the United States Society for Education through Art. The award recognizes continuous service, leadership and dedication to culturally inclusive art education and the USSEA organization that is exceptional in its depth and breadth. Caldwell was honored at the 2019 NAEA (National Art Education Association) National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts this past March.
THE ART OF STORYTELLING
OCTOBER 11 & 12: Conference
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.
FRIDAY KEYNOTE: Monica Leo
SATURDAY KEYNOTE: Edwin Gil
Art Educators of Iowa